With the Bud Light Concert Series and Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival ready to kick off their 2017 lineup, the Peoria Area is looking to see big money come from the two events. According to economic impact calculations from the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, each of the fourteen concerts is expected to bring in around $500,000 for the local economy. Which calculates to $7,000,000 (million) to the local economy between May 19 and Sep 30. This calculation is based on ticket sales from the estimated concert attendance. 5,000 to 7,000 people are expected for each concert. The calculations take into consideration money spent in our area on food, retail, fuel, accommodations and entertainment outside of the event.
The Bud Light Concert Series kicks off on May 19 with rock bands Skillet and Alter Bridge. Other acts include Nelly (with Juvenile), Trace Adkins, Fitz and the Tantrums, Goo Goo Dolls (with Phillip Phillips), Cheap Trick and 38 Special, Jonny Lang and KC and the Sunshine Band (with Here Come the Mummies)
The Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival is a six-day country music festival spread out throughout the summer. It begins June 16 with Jake Owen. The festival also includes Turnpike Troubadours, Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Cody Jinks, Cole Swindell and many more.
The Bud light Concert Series and Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival were organized by Limelight Eventplex, Inked Entertainment, Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Peoria Park District and PACE. The goal of the two festivals is to bring life back into the music scene in Peoria and beyond.