“The sound is better here for the concerts because it’s not bouncing off all the buildings,” she said. “But I always liked walking around the square and running into people.”
Campbell said it was also hard to push her baby stroller through the grass, but liked that there’s a playground close by to keep kids busy during the festival.
Wyman said he knows some people won’t like the new location. He said some downtown businesses were especially upset about the move, since the festival brought in thousands of potential customers walking by their stores.
“Change is difficult for some people,” he said. “There’s people who didn’t like it on the square and there’s some people who won’t like it in the park. But you know what? We’re putting on a community celebration. When it comes down to it, it’s not about the location. It’s about coming out and celebrating all that’s great about Kokomo.”
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