Despite the challenges that came with a postponement of the event due to COVID-19, the Atwood Music Festival closed the year with a profit, and organizers are looking forward to the 2021 festival.
According to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, festival expenses this year were covered by sponsors of the event, making ticket sales and other revenue profit for the festival.
The festival, usually held in May, was postponed from Memorial Day to Labor Day because of issues that came with coronavirus.
The event featured a new cornhole tournament and a wider variety of music featuring mostly local musicians instead of bigger names.
Committee members are looking forward to next year’s festival. Tentative plans are to get back to Memorial Day, the time that has been set aside for the festival for nearly half a century. Organizers plan to continue the cornhole tournament, bring back the car show, and make Saturday a full day of festival activities.
Organizers thank the sponsors for stepping forward this year to help support the event and for those who attended. They look forward to a larger turnout next year when things will hopefully be back to normal.