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Local business lose revenue due to the cancellation of Treeline Music Fest 


Editor's note: this article has been corrected to accurately reflect the line up of the canceled festival.

Local businesses are in shambles trying to figure out how to spike their revenue after losing the Treeline Music Festival that brings in thousands to business every year. 

The festival has brought millions to Columbia since it started back in 2007. 

Rebecca Miller, Owner of Peggy Jean's Pies, has been attending the festival as a vendor since 2016 and found out the festival was canceled at the same time the public did. 

"My first thought was, 'Woof, how are we going to make up for that revenue?'" Miller said Because that is a big piece that swings us in from that late September, early October number."

Many fans were excited for this year's rebrand as they made the festival more inclusive and diverse. Stars like Salt-n-Pepa were on the line-up for performances this year.

Columbia residents hope the production team can resolve everything for next year. 

 "I just would really like to see us get over this hump, bring it back, and just keep seeing, you know, the live music scene thriving in Columbia, especially with the direction they're heading with it," Josh Gilberto said. 

Despite the cancelation, Ozark Mountain Biscuit Bar announced they will host a music festival called the Biscuits, Beats and Brews. The festival will take place on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. 

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