January 3, 2016
Have you ever been to a concert before? Wisconsin hosts one of the largest music festivals in the world every year, with multiple different artists of various genres. The festival lasts a little over a week. Within the festival, numerous different bands perform throughout the day at various stages. All of these stages offer free musical entertainment for the audience. Not only that, but tons of food markets of different origins are open for business at all times, as well as beer stands. When many people think of concerts, money is a major concern. In the year 2015, Summerfest admission was $13 for an adult, and all the concerts inside the festival are free (despite those going on at the Marcus Amphitheater)! If you ask me, that's quite the deal. In 2015, the Summerfest music festival admitted 772,652 people, a slight decline in attendance. At $13 per person, the total revenue is $10,044,476. Summerfest is not only bringing in massive amounts of proceeds, but is continuing to grow and become more popular. People come from all around the world to listen and watch their favorite artists perform. At this ridiculous price, who could blame them! The demand for these tickets is on a rise, which is why the price has been continuously increasing. In 2013, the total attendance was 840,356, so definitely an increase in attendance over the years.
Some of the top performers that come to Summerfest have been Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts/Lady Antebellum, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, and coming in 2016 Selena Gomez. With Summerfest only being 174 days away, people are already buying tickets now to see the concerts, which means the cheaper the prices will get. Summerfest continues to grow rapidly in popularity. It has become a worldwide event that basically anyone attends to.
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