Bayou Country Superfest building on prior success
POSTED: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:40pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Tiger Stadium is in the middle of being transformed into a country music fan's dream. This weekend the second annual Bayou Country Superfest will take over the home of purple and gold.
The 75 foot main stage is in the middle of being constructed. The event is put on by the same people who bring Jazz Fest to New Orleans each year.
Last year the Superfest brought $33.5 million in revenue for the state; $12 million of that stayed right here in Baton Rouge.
That kind of economic stimulus is good news for the Capitol City, but only if the event continues to come back year after year.
"Can we make this into an every year event? Can we make this into an annual event? That is a big question that we will just start to answer this year," Quint Davis, CEO of Festival Productions, said when explaining how critical this year is to keeping the event coming back year after year.
Fears that flooding would reduce ticket sales seem to be less in the last days before the concert. Davis says they are close to where they were last year. He also says that some of the best tickets are just now going up for sale.