Profit off Elvis festival about equal to last year
Published: August 9,2012
TUPELO — The King can still turn a profit.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports organizers of the Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival say the 2012 event made about $68,200.
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association puts on the June festival, which includes Elvis events at the Lyric Theatre and concerts in Fairpark. At the monthly board meeting, the treasurer reported net income from this year’s festival was $68,203.
The festival made about $70,000 last year.
The board plans to continue with bigger entertainment acts. At its board retreat July 27, members voted to increase the Elvis Fest entertainment budget to $90,000.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Peavey's wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages
- Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015