Memphis in May posts record red ink

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 15, 2020 3:26 PM CT | Published: October 15, 2020 3:07 PM CT
<strong>The 2020 Memphis in May International Festivalwas initially postponed until the fall, then canceled altogether after the COVID-19 pandemic lingered. At the 2019 event, pleasant weather on the final day of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest drew large crowds to Tom Lee Park.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The 2020 Memphis in May International Festivalwas initially postponed until the fall, then canceled altogether after the COVID-19 pandemic lingered. At the 2019 event, pleasant weather on the final day of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest drew large crowds to Tom Lee Park. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Memphis in May International Festival recorded a loss of nearly $1.8 million in fiscal 2020, the largest loss in its 44-year history.

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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