Churchill Downs Incorporated has dissolved its year-old entertainment division. That means the HullabaLOU music festival will not return next year.
Churchill Downs disclosed this week that the July festival lost more than $5 million. CEO Robert Evans told investors in a conference call Thursday that was about twice what officials had expected to lose getting the event off the ground.
Officials says last weekend’s HullabaLOU Festival drew nearly 79,000 music fans from across North America, despite the searing summer heat.
Thousands of people have faced high temperatures this weekend to attend the inaugural HullabaLOU music festival.
Churchill Downs Entertainment officials say security and medical staff have prepared for new challenges this weekend for the HullabaLOU music festival. It begins Friday, and will be the first music festival hosted at the track.
The three-day event will be held at Churchill Downs in one month, and about 40 thousand tickets have been sold. Churchill Downs Entertainment president Steve Sexton says he’s pleased with that number, but expects more tickets to be sold right before or during the festival.
Churchill Downs will be the site of a three-day music festival next summer featuring more than 60 acts. Officials say the event, called the HullabaLOU Music Festival , will be held July 23 through 25 and will be headlined by Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney and the Dave Matthews band. … Continue reading Churchill Downs To Host Music Festival