Beach Road Weekend was a hit for thousands of music lovers and many down-Island businesses, but a mixed bag for some Tisbury neighbors, the town select board heard at its regular meeting Wednesday night.

Key complaints from property owners near Veterans Memorial Park included noise and music ahead of the concert start times, odors from portable toilets and the loss of the bike route through the park for a week, town administrator Jay Grande told the board.

The condition of the park’s playing fields is also a concern, Mr. Grande said, but the town bears a measure of responsibility along with festival producer Innovation Arts Entertainment.

“The field condition is something that is both concert related and town maintenance related as well … It wasn’t where it should be before the concert, and less so after the concert,” Mr. Grande said at Wednesday’s online meeting, which drew about 115 participants during the Beach Road Weekend discussion.

More than 40 of them, including park neighbors and local business owners, spoke or commented in the chat with unqualified support for the festival.

“Beach Road Weekend took us from a quiet August weekend and filled us up for three nights,” said hotelier Josh Goldstein, who told the select board his family is now having their Mansion House Hotel painted with what they earned during the festival.

Restaurateur JB Blau said sales at his Main street eatery, Copper Anchor, were up 318 per cent for the weekend and his entire company, with restaurants in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown as well, went up 44 per cent over 2021.

Steve May of Causeway Road, who lives directly across from the basketball court parking lot, said friendly, courteous festival security guards made sure his driveway and landscape plantings were protected as trucks entered and left the park.

“As a close neighbor I give them an A,” Mr. May said.

Tisbury planning board chair Ben Robinson took a more measured approach.

“Live music in Tisbury is a wonderful thing,” he said, before adding that the festival could do a far better job of recycling and waste management.

Mr. Robinson said he would also like to see Innovation Arts principal Adam Epstein include more local companies among festival vendors.

“The concert had to run generators for lights and [sound],” he added, suggesting the town work with Mr. Epstein to see if electrical service could be provided in the park.

Mr. Grande said he is in the process of setting up an in-person meeting, early in November, with park neighbors, town safety and public works chiefs and Mr. Epstein to discuss how next year’s festival can accommodate abutters’ concerns.

Meeting information will be posted on the website, he said.

Mr. Grande also reported Wednesday that the town is replacing sidewalks on Main street in a project designed to make walking safer for people of all abilities.

“This will extend the curb lines out so that pedestrians are more visible. It’s a very congested area,” Mr. Grande said.

The work is scheduled to wrap up by Jan. 2, weather permitting, public works director Kirk Metell said.

“If not, we’ll finish in the spring,” Mr. Metell said. “Our job is to get this done before summer starts.”

Main street and its side roads are expected to remain open during the sidewalk project, but Tisbury police chief Chris Habekost said there will be Halloween street closures for the first time since before the pandemic.

“We anticipate a large number of trick or treaters,” said Chief Habekost, who then laid out the town’s traditional street-closing plan: Spring street from Look street to Main; Franklin street from Clough Lane to Spring street; Center street from Franklin to Main; and Church street from Franklin to Main.

Barriers will be set up around 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and police will direct the candy-seeking crowds, Chief Habekost said.

Select board members also approved a special election on Jan. 24 election to replace board member Larry Gomez, who resigned at the end of last month after suffering a stroke.