BamaJam Brings Big Bucks to Ozark

Ozark, AL - Enterprise may be the home of BamaJam, but Ozark could be its neighbor. Hotels are filling up fast as the three day music festival approaches.

“BamaJam, we are going to book up. Everybody is coming from out of town. They are going to wait till the last minute to get a room, and you know Enterprise isn't going to have it. Ozark is going to be the main impact after that,” said Quality Inn Manager, Shina Peters.

She said out of 84 rooms they have only 20 left.

“It helps us a lot. You are looking at anywhere between 20 thousand and 30 thousand for them three days,” said Peters.

That boost in business will affect the entire city.

Ozark Mayor Billy Blackwell said, “We have done estimates in the past for weekend events when hotels were full and our restaurants were full, it may not be that total impact this time, but it could be very substantial for our businesses and community.”

With hotels booked to capacity and festival goers stopping at restaurants in the city, Blackwell says they could see at least $100,000 in tax revenue alone.

“Certainly this is a great thing for Ozark as well as the Southeast Alabama area,” said Blackwell.

BamaJam gets started this Thursday.

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