MDN: Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch

MDN: Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch

The Memphis in May International Festival, in addition to goals that include cultivating international relationships, had a major impact this year on the Memphis area economy – to the tune of $88 million.

Meanwhile, among other highlights of the 2016 festival in the Younger Associates report:

• Overall festival attendance was pegged at more than 265,000.

• Total visitor spending created by the 2016 festival was $38.3 million.

• The Beale Street Music Festival, the largest event associated with the overall festival, drew almost 53,000 visitors from at least 50 miles beyond Memphis.

• Spending by non-resident visitors to the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival totaled almost $21 million.

The 2017 Memphis in May International Festival dates are:

• Beale Street Music Festival: May 5-7

• International Week: May 8–14

• World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 17-20

• 901Fest: May 27

• Great American River Run: May 28

MDN: Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch

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