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100,000 people are expected to attend the festival on September 24 and 25. Headliners include Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, and the Lumineers. Following a record-breaking summer for Connecticut tourism, CTvisit is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural Sound on Sound (SoS) music festival in Bridgeport, CT on September 24-25. According to Arrivalist, Connecticut was recently ranked the number one state in the nation in increased growth for overnight road trips, with a 10.6% YOY increase. Furthermore, according to STR, room revenue for FY22 [7/1/21-6/30/22] reached a new high of 67.5%, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
Tourism in the state has also outperformed expectations, with hotel occupancy up nearly 15% year to date [through July 2022] and more than 30% for FY22. The Sound on Sound festival, which takes place this weekend and features Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, and The Lumineers, is expected to draw more than 60,000 people from around the world, contributing to an economic boost in Bridgeport and the surrounding areas. The Sound On Sound Food Program, presented by CTvisit, features notable and carefully curated cuisines from throughout the state. In addition to the numerous food options, festivalgoers can partake in a variety of beverage experiences.
The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to enhancing Connecticut’s tourism industry’s economic growth. The Office of Tourism, in collaboration with its many state and industry partners, works to strengthen the state’s reputation as a destination that offers a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all in close proximity to one another—from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative to the culture and nature-focused.
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