100,000 people expected September 24-25
Headliners: Stevie Nicks, David Matthews, Brandi CarlileLuminous
HARTFORD, Conn., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After a record summer for tourism in ConnecticutCTvisit is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming inaugural Sound on Sound (SoS) music festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut September 24-25.
Connecticut was recently ranked the top state in the nation for increased growth in overnight car travel, a 10.6% year-over-year increase, according to upstart. Moreover, according to STRroom revenue for FY22 [7/1/21-6/30/22] was at an all-time high of 67.5%, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Tourism in the state has also exceeded expectations with hotel occupancy up nearly 15% year-to-date [through July 2022] and more than 30% for FY22.
“Connecticut has increasingly become a world-class destination for travellers,” said Noelle Stevenson, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. “Our accessibility, coupled with an endless array of rich culinary influences, cultural attractions, and diverse experiences, is what makes the state a favorite to visit for so many.”
This weekend’s Sound on Sound festival, headlining Stevie Nicks, David Matthews, Brandi Carlile and The Lumineers, is expected to attract more than 60,000 people worldwide, helping to boost the economy of Bridgeport and surrounding areas.
“We are delighted to host the Sound on Sound music festival Bridgeport CTwhich is a great way to kick off the fall season,” Stevenson said. “This festival is one of the biggest events Connecticut tourism for a long time. Our partnership with SoS will bring together our community and visitors from around the world and from all walks of life. A music festival of this caliber, featuring a vibrant musical lineup, has created so much buzz and generated a lot of excitement for local businesses that will benefit from the influx of visitors. Hotels and short-term rentals in the area have been fully booked for months. It’s a win-win situation for local businesses and tourism.”
The lineup of dishes in the Sound On Sound Food program presented by CTvisit features notable and carefully selected cuisines from across the state. In addition to the many dining options, there are a variety of drink experiences for festival-goers. To learn more about Sound on Sound events beyond music, visit www.soundonsoundct.com
About the Connecticut Office of Tourism
The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to improving the economic growth of Connecticut tourism industry. Working with its many state and industry partners, the Office of Tourism is working to enhance the state’s reputation as a destination offering a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all within proximity to each other, from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative. to culture and nature. For more information visit www.CTvisit.com
SOURCE Connecticut Office of Tourism