2011 CMA Music Festival Breaks Spending Records
June 23, 2011 at 6:57 AM (PT)
Following the wrap-up of the 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE TENNESSEAN is reporting the 65,000 people who attended the event spent a record of $30 million this year in NASHVILLE. Local hotels booked an estimated 110,000 nights in hotel rooms, reported as the most ever.
The larger crowds were a product of expanded free events and a more expansive roster of artists. Organizers are still totaling the final earnings, but all proceeds will support CMA’s “KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING” campaign.
BUTCH SPYRIDON, President of the NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU said, “It was a huge win for the city and a great way to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary.”
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