Re: Elvis Presley Festival more fit for a pauper than a king
- --- In email@example.com, "Charmaine Jensen"
>Elvis Presley Festival, held in the town where the King of Rock 'n'
> Associated Press
> TUPELO, Miss. -- Ticket sales again were disappointing for the
Roll was born, putting the future of the event in jeopardy.
> Presleyyears, including B.B. King and Little Richard. But the Downtown
> The festival has drawn some well-known musical acts in the last six
Tupelo Main Street Association reported a loss of $5,465 for the June
2004 festival. Last year, the event lost $2,642, organizers said.
>money," Jim High, the association's assistant director, said this
> "We can break even or make a little money, but we can't keep losing
>from $100,000 in 2003 to $50,000 this year.
> The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau cut its contributions
>executive director. "And we love to help with seed money, but over a
> "We love festivals," said Linda Butler Johnson, the bureau's
period of time we need to pull back and let them stand on their own
>Bailey. "We have to do whatever we can to make it successful next
> "It is a serious situation," said festival Chairman Gary
Thanks Charmaine for the information. This is really sad news. I
hope things get better for next year.