Janesville winter beer bash out $20,000 from ticket vendor

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JANESVILLE, Wis. — Organizers of a Wisconsin winter beer festival known as FlannelFest have filed complaints in two states against an online ticket vendor for failing to turn over money from ticket sales.

The chamber of commerce group in Janesville says third-party vendor Brown Paper Tickets owes $20,000 for online tickets sales to the festival held earlier this year.

John Fugate, board president of Downtown Janesville Inc., says complaints have been filed with the Wisconsin attorney general and the attorney general in Washington state, where Brown Paper Tickets operates.

Fugate tells the Janesville Gazette that prospects for the 2021 FlannelFest are already unclear with the coronavirus pandemic and the outstanding payments from Brown Paper Tickets adds to the uncertainty,