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By Audrey Caro
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Willamette country festival considers move to Jefferson


November 15, 2017

The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival may be moving out of Linn County.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reported a public hearing was held in Jefferson on Nov. 2 about plans to move the event there from its current location in Brownsville.

The annual music festival has been held in Brownsville since 2008.

In 2016, the Linn County Board of Commissioners approved an application and issuance of permit to the Willamette Country Music Concerts, LLC to conduct five outdoor assemblies – from 2017 through 2021.

There is no penalty if the organization decided to relocate the event, said Commiss...

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