Ohio city expects swell of visitors for music fest

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A small southwest Ohio city is bracing for more than 40,000 visitors for a music festival headlined by the British folk-rock band Mumford and Sons.

Troy was among hundreds of towns that applied to be two-day stops on the band’s North American tour. Organizers hope the festival this weekend will generate economic impact of $15 million to $20 million for the area.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/152S1lS ) reports the band’s sold-out show will be at the high school stadium. Several stages and vendors will be set up in an area stretching across the Great Miami River and its levee, where special permission was granted to let people camp.

A city official says tour producers gave Troy $155,000 for extra police and firefighter duties, along with public works and insurance costs.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s