Ideas for an event to replace Masterton's axed public concerts Summer Hummer and Summer Stunner have been heard by Masterton District councillors.
Council deemed the events were too costly late last year as the number of people attending the concerts were dwindling.
Proposals for events to replace the concerts were received by councillors at the last community development task group meeting.
Council previously contributed $40,000 to the concerts, and Trust Lands Trust contributed $30,000.
The Spot, Masterton's youth centre, outlined plans for a series of concerts in the town throughout the year, fronted by renowned Kiwi bands.
They proposed the bands would run tutored workshops with youth.
Mena Antonio, of Toi Wairarapa, proposed the budget be used to hold a two-phase film event to promote Wairarapa and as an opportunity for budding screen professionals.
Task group chair Lyn Patterson said council thought the proposals were good, but more work needed to be done as both exceed the budget.
She said the first step in the process would be to speak with both of the organisations to further develop their ideas.
"We still want Toi Wairarapa and The Spot to come in and have a chat with us," she said.
Mrs Patterson said council may work toward the new event being part of the youth strategy and action plan it was developing, and youth would be part of the decision making process.
The two concerts have been running since 1997.