Viewpoint: November 17, 2010

We often hear the comment, "There's too much bad news on a daily basis. You, our viewers, want more good news, something that leaves you feeling encouraged or optimistic.

Well, Baton Rouge recently got something to smile about with the announcement that Bayou Country Superfest is returning to Tiger Stadium in 2011.

We congratulate those who worked to bring, what could become a signature event, back to Baton Rouge for a second year.

The 2010 Superfest drew more than 85,000 country music fans from 47 states and the UK to the Capital City. Whether you're a country fan or not it's hard to argue with that type of exposure for our city.

And, unlike other events which have come and gone in Baton Rouge, it's encouraging to have a big name like Quint Davis, the producer of Jazz Fest in New Orleans, behind an event that could infuse millions of dollars into the local economy on an annual basis.

A top-notch lineup is on tap for Superfest 2011, with country superstars like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Trace Adkins slated to perform. Top it off with a truly unique and special venue like Tiger Stadium and this is once again a great opportunity for our city to shine.