Boonville music festival falls flat, leads to losses for vendors

The Boonphoria Music Fest was billed as a music and camping experience where attendees could enjoy an array of music, art, food and drinks.

Organizers said they expected a crowd of more than 1,000. The event actually attracted daily audiences estimated at smaller than 100, and it left vendors in the red, wondering what had gone wrong.

Kim Ford and Xavier Grant of Asso Media, Inc. organized the event, which took place last weekend in Boonville.

The festival was scheduled to run from Friday to Sunday, but vendors said there was no music Sunday and they were unable to find the event’s organizers.

Multiple vendors said they were told to expect a crowd of more than 1,000, but that they lost money on the event when attendance was far lower.

Mark Singleton of Singleton Concessions filed a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday.

Read more: Columbia Missourian

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