Nelson County Cashes in after Lockn’ Music Festival

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Nelson County is cashing in after last weekend's Lockn' music festival. Organizers say the overall impact of the festival was a positive one - bringing in more than $1.5 million in tax revenue.

Lockn' organizers released the raw numbers of the festival that attracted 25,000 people to Nelson County. The numbers show that Nelson will receive $1.6 million in tax revenue - with 53 percent of ticket sales coming from outside of Virginia.

Around 1,500 pounds of food was donated to the Nelson County Food Pantry, and area grocery stores and gas stations say they also saw an increase in sales. 

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office says the festival went well with little to no problems and looks forward to next year - if Lockn' returns.

Festival organizers will soon meet with Nelson supervisors, the Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia State Police to further review event procedures.

To read the full press release with all of the raw numbers, click here.