Meeting will address Okeechobee Music Festival

Posted at 6:17 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 06:17:34-04

It brought 30,000  people and some good business to a small city, but not everyone is sure they want the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival to return next year. 

County commission will be discussing the event Thursday.

Some area residents said it brought big money to businesses and was a great event.

Others are concerned over the noise, number of arrests and drugs that came with it.

Thursday's meeting is a chance for the public to voice support or concerns about the three-day event that was held in March.

The sheriff for the county said 70 people were arrested and some attendees were caught with a variety of narcotics including heroin, LSD to liquid methphetamine.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Right now there's no date set for next year’s event.