Attendance at the 2016 Bayou Country Superfest in LSU’s Tiger Stadium dropped for the second straight year, according to festival organizers.
About 100,000 people attended the three-day festival, which saw headliners Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Jason Aldean, according to Festival Productions Inc.
In 2015, attendance for the two-day Bayou Country Superfest and Friday’s stand-alone Taylor Swift concert reached 125,000. In 2014, the three-day Superfest, featuring George Strait, drew a record-breaking 135,000 people.
The seventh annual Bayou Country Superfest also featured Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Randy Rogers Band, Frankie Ballard, Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses.
At Fan Fest, a popular tailgating event outside the stadium that features midday performers, some noticed the drop in attendees, but it didn’t seem to bother many.
Last week, industry professionals said a crowded market for live country music could be to blame for empty seats.