Weekend concerts lost $186k


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The show must go on — or so they say.
Interim Convention Visitors Bureau Director Sylvia Soliz at the South Padre Island City Council meeting Wednesday reported that the City lost approximately $186,000 from last weekend’s Summer Concert Kickoff at the South Padre Island Convention Centre.
Expenditures for two days of concerts totaled $253,246 while total revenues added up to only $67,238 — a difference of $186,008.
Mayor Robert Pinkerton cited negligence and poor advertising as the reasons for such a shortfall.
“The entertainment part was great,”Pinkerton said. “(But) there will be a meeting coming up shortly. There were many mistakes made.”website.

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