SCONE is hosting some of Australia’s leading country music artists at a festival in June and Scone Chamber Co-president Stuart Jamieson is urging chamber members to have their own business ‘act’ together to capitalise on the event.
Scone’s White Park is the venue for Let’s Wing It, a three-day/night festival of Aussie country music over the June long weekend, with organisers confident of a 5000-strong sell-out crowd.
Stuart believes Let’s Wing It has the potential to give individual local businesses and the wider Upper Hunter economy a major financial boost.
While the Scone Chamber is not organising or sponsoring the event, members of our executive recently met with festival organisers at a briefing to share their thoughts as representatives of Scone’s business community.
“The organisers were not looking for financial support from the Chamber,” Stuart said.
“They have the planning well in hand and simply wanted the views of the business community.
“Let it Fly is a huge opportunity for local businesses. It’s important that they have the resources on hand to meet the needs of the influx of patrons.
“The Chamber hopes it will be a win-win for Scone and the Upper Hunter. Having as many as 5000 people in the Upper Hunter is good for business, as well as for local country music fans.”
The organisers hope Let’s wing It will become an annual event.
Firms wishing to explore sponsorship opportunities should contact the organisers by email at email@example.com
Tickets can be purchased at letswingitfestival.eventbrite.com