Over thirty bands distributed across three stages and over twenty vendors composed Columbus’ first PromoWest Fest from July 15th to 17th. With popular artists such as Snoop Dogg and Ryan Adams and well-known bands like Modest Mouse, Brand New, and The Flaming Lips, the sounds of these varieties of genres echoed through McFerson Commons in the Arena District that entire weekend.
PromoWest Productions, one of the largest entertainment companies on this side of the United States has been servicing music-lovers for over thirty years. And PromoWest Marketing Director Marissa Luther, expressed her satisfaction for the success of festival.
“Being a first year fest we are extremely happy with the weekend overall,” she stated. “We will be doing the fest again next year for sure.”
Luther added that among the many different musicians, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, and Fitz and the Tantrums were the most popular artists from the lineup, and out of the many vendors, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Island Noodles and Mikey’s Late Night Slice were the most popular during the course of the weekend.
The event got a lot of praise from attendees, and some individuals claim it was a most successful Columbus event.
“The cashless system worked well, and it will be returning next year,” Luther stated. “There are always a few hiccups when adjusting to a new technology but we already have ideas for improving upon it for next year.”
Dates for next year’s event have not yet been announced, but the lineup announcement can likely be expected sometime in March.
For more information, visit www.promowestfest.com.