Weekend Concert Series Has Business Booming


BANGOR - Three major musical artists are heading to the Bangor waterfront this Labor Day weekend.  With one show already sold out, the region is expecting a weekend of booming business.


It's slim pickings at the Fireside Inn & Suites, as Labor Day weekend vacancies fill up fast.

"It's the kind of crazy you like," says John Marko, Manager of the Fireside Inn & Suites, "We're full, we're busy, the staff's going crazy, but we keep up, and we make money."


Marko says the waterfront concert series has been great for business, and this weekend is no exception. On Saturday, all 51 rooms are sold out.


"We have about 3 rooms left on Friday, but after hearing this on TV tonight, we may sell the rest of them tonight."


The weekend concert stretch begins with a fierce performance by Ke$ha on Friday, followed by a sold out Luke Bryan show on Saturday, and wrapping up with Toby Keith on Monday.


By the time the glitter settles, and the red solo cups are empty, the city of Bangor won't want this weekend to end.


"Twenty-four hundred rooms, times an average rate of a hundred to a hundred and twenty-five dollars- which I think is low on concert nights, there's some economic impact on just hotels," says Kerrie Tripp of the Greater Bangor Conventions & Visitors Bureau.







Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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