Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

2014 Minnesota Fringe festival breaks attendance records

Author:

It's official: The 2014 Minnesota Fringe festival is a record hit – but just barely.

Numbers revealed in a press release from Minnesota Fringe say the festival set a new record during the 21st annual event. The festival says 50,226 tickets to 878 performances of 169 different shows were issued during the 2014 event, up from 50,007 tickets to 895 performances of 176 shows during the 2013 event.

“It’s always great when we break through that 50,000 ticket mark, but it’s even better to have a new record," Fringe Executive Director Jeff Larson said in a statement.

This year's Fringe festival ended its 11-day run on Sunday. The festival had a record number of applications, as 476 groups applied to participate in the event, the Pioneer Press said. The performers for the festival were chosen through a lottery.

"Hi! Hello! Namaste?" by the Bollywood Dance Scene – Twin Cities was the top show in overall ticket sales. "Into the Unreal City," by Catalog Models was the No. 1 show by percentage of capacity, selling out 11 shows with a capacity of about 20 audience members for each show, Vita.mn says.

The publication says the festival is still in the process of calculating revenue. Last year's Minnesota Fringe festival earned $365,101 and paid out $245,223 to participating artists.

Organizers say the 22nd annual Minnesota Fringe festival is set for July 30-Aug. 9, 2015.

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

covid

3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

Related