WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The musicians performing in Renfrew Institute’s 21st annual Jazz Festival might have been hitting the right notes, but the weather wasn’t.
Storm clouds rolled in before the free event’s 2 p.m. start time Sunday, so organizers moved everything from Renfrew Park to Waynesboro Area Middle School. The school’s auditorium quickly filled with people.
“It’s always a little less (turnout) than when we have it in the park,” said Melodie Anderson-Smith, executive director of Renfrew Institute.
Although the festival has been moved indoors just a few times in its history, poor weather prompted indoor performances in 2011 and again on Sunday, Smith said.
Attendee Anne Finucane of Chambersburg, Pa., said the park atmosphere is best, but the middle school auditorium provides better acoustics. Moving the festival indoors also allows for use of a real piano.