Idea Festival Starts Wednesday

by Gabe Bullard on September 22, 2009

The founder of the Idea Festival says while ticket sales are down for this year’s event, interest in the speakers is not.

Kris Kimel attributes a roughly 20 percent drop in ticket sales to the lagging economy. He says even though attendance for some events may be sparse this year, he’s looking forward to a crowded festival.

“Each year we try to put together an event that the buzz comes from…a combination of a lot of different events. Certainly this year, Anthony Bourdain has been a big seller with a lot of people interested in him,” he says.

The festival begins tomorrow (Wednesday) in Louisville and lasts through Saturday. Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain’s presentation is Friday.

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