Britt Festivals Happy with this Season’s Successes
The management of the Britt Festivals are happy with the successes of the 2013 concert season.
Out of 35 concerts at Britt in 2013, overall attendance was nearly 61,000, with an average attendance of 1,735 per concert. This compares favorably to 2012, which had a total attendance of just over 61,000 over 37 concerts, an average of 1650 people per concert. In 2013, 13 concerts sold out completely, an increase over recent years.
Britt President and CEO Donna Briggs looking to the future commented, “The booking process is a complex one, and while it’s not possible to land every offer we put out there, we were pleased with some of the big acts we got, and are grateful for the response in ticket sales. As we look to next year, we also know we need to keep building on that success, and keep striving for a diverse, fulfilling mix of acts.”
Ticket sales cover just 60% of Britt’s operating expenses, on average, for the pops season, and 33% for the Classical Festival. As a non-profit organization, Britt relies on contributed income to cover the gap. Efforts in recent years to increase the contributed income stream continued to pay off. Business partners contributions were up 22% over 2012. Grant support increased by 21%.