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The Real Reason Welcome to Rockville is Leaving Jacksonville

Welcome to Rockville has had a 9 Year run in Jacksonville. Danny Wimmer went one on one with Chumley to find out what happened and why the move is occurring now.

Big News over the WEEKEND, Welcome to Rockville moving to Daytona International Speedway in 2020.

Welcome to Rockville is relocating to Daytona Beach, FL! The 2020 festival will be held May 8, 9, + 10 at the Daytona International Speedway. Welcome to Rockville cannot wait to unveil the lineup for you in the coming months. It’s bigger than EVER. Chumley spoke with Danny Wimmer earlier today and he got the 411 on what went down the audio is below.

Welcome to Rockville by the numbers and what the City of Jacksonville is losing:

Billed as the largest rock 'n' roll festival in the country, Jacksonville will lose 10 Million bucks.

By the Numbers: according to UNF study: The University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory conducted a study of the festival a few years ago

40,000 |The number of people who visit Metropolitan Park during Welcome to Rockville weekend, according to the 2014 study. In 2016,concert promoters said attendance was 50,000

$10.3 million |The economic impact the festival has on the city, according to the study conducted at the behest of Visit Jacksonville, Duval County’s tourism bureau. Promoters say the impact increased to $15 million in 2016.

10,000 | Commercial rooms purchased during festival weekend.

2.26 | The average night hotel stay during Welcome to Rockville.

$6.4 million | The direct expenditure on hotel rooms

78 |The percentage of people from outside of Duval County who stay at local hotels.21 percent of attendance stay at local homes, the study states.

Welcome to Rockville will commence it's 10th year in Daytona on May 8-9-10. Performers will be announced in the fall. Last year's acts included Evanescence, Korn, Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Incubus and Tool. Nearly 40 bands played during the festival.

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