Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Andrew Dotterweich

Thesis Professor Department

Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

Thesis Reader(s)

T. J. Davis, M. H. Wooten


Festivals in the Appalachian region may provide a substantial economic impact for host communities. Regionally unique themes like Bluegrass and Old-Time music are substantial draw factors for potential visitors. This paper uses information collected at a small Appalachian themed music festival to project what the economic impact of hosting such an event is. Demographic information and an analysis of the festival visitor drawing area will further project the economic activity affected by the event.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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