Sound on Sound: 2-day music festival coming to Bridgeport in September
A first of its kind, two-day music festival is coming to southwestern Connecticut.
Bridgeport city leaders and entertainment industry people met Wednesday about logistics for Sound on Sound.
Mayor Joe Ganim says Sound on Sound coming to the city reinforces that Bridgeport is the entertainment capital of Connecticut.
"Coming out of COVID and having it outdoors in a place like this, it's going to be something that I wouldn't miss," Ganim said.
City leaders met with event planners to talk logistics about the music festival.
Tom Russell, a festival producer with Founders Entertainment, has helped run Governor's Ball in New York City since 2011. He says he is excited to bring a massive festival to the Nutmeg State.
"It's always been a dream of ours to bring a top tier music festival to Connecticut," said Russell.
The festival, which will be held on Sept. 24 and 25, has some big names lined up: Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, The National, Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers - to name a few.
Two days, two stages and no overlapping sets. Russell says they plan to draw crowds from local cities and towns as well as people from across the country.
"From the food vendors that are involved, from the production vendors, operation vendors the tax that's generated from the city, it's truly an economic powerhouse," he said.
Founders Entertainment says they plan to make this a higher-end experience, offering multiple VIP-levels for tickets. They are also catering to an older demographic and there is no camping allowed.
Tickets for Sound on Sound Music Festival are on sale now.