Common Ground Music Festival attendance bounces back

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Today marks the last day of Lansing’s 16th annual Common Ground Music Festival.

This year, got off to a rocky start, but organizers say the festival rebounded.

“Yeah right now we are probably at about 45 thousand you know so if we get another, 5 or 6 thousand tonight we will hit that 50,000 mark”, Jenna Meyer marketing director for Meridian entertainment group.

Tuesday’s attendance decreased significantly after headliner Meghan Trainor cancelled her show.

But common ground spokesperson Jenna Meyer says sales during the rest of the week helped even out those numbers

“Weather has been great so walk up sales have been very great!”, Meyer said.

Last night’s hip hop performances drew the largest crowd, with more than 10,000 people in the crowd.

“Yes the rap shows are more attended than some other nights and same with country but you know, we like to still provide the rock and the pops”, Meyer said.

Pair that with a strong showing for sales during country night– and you might expect to see more of those acts next year. Meyer said changes to next year’s line-up, depend less on the genre and more on the artist.

“What genre we provided is really kind of controlled by the artist, and who’s available. So we really try to provide a little something for everybody” Meyer said.

This year included new vendors and sponsors.

As for changes for next year’s line-up, looks like we won’t know until the time comes.

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