Hundreds of thousands of Jazz Fest fans equals hundreds of millions of dollars spent in the city | WDSU


Music fans are making camp in New Orleans this week for the 47th annual Jazz Fest, presented by Shell. In 2015, over 460,000 festival fans packed the fairgrounds for Jazz Fest. With the great weather we've had this weekend, 2016 may bring in even more. And the sea of people is bringing in a wave of green.

“We are talking about an economic impact of well over $300 million,” said Mark Romig, president and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. “You’ve got great weather. You’ve got great music, great food, great art, and it's just one of those mainstays of our economic calendar for the year.”

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