Report Says iFest Group Will File for Bankruptcy This Week


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Photo courtesy of Houston International Festival
Dancers at iFest in 2013, when the spotlight country was Brazil.
iFest's origins date back to 1971. The Houston Festival Foundation has been producing the event since 1987, when its name officially became the Houston International Festival. A statement from Mayor Annise Parker's office sought to remind Houstonians of iFest and the foundation's role in the city's cultural development over the past several decades.

"This is an organization that has provided wonderful entertainment and cultural offerings that have been enjoyed by thousands of Houstonians and visitors for many years," it read. "While there have been financial struggles in recent years, it is important to remember what they've built."

No one in the article would speculate on whether or not there will be an iFest, or something resembling it, in 2015.


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6 comments
yummytummy
yummytummy

What a lack of leadership, they shouldn't have continued the same thing year after year. 

Clint Mendonça
Clint Mendonça

Sad to hear. If anyone is interested in making sure the iFest tradition continues, I'd be happy to help.

Linda Lloyd Bowles
Linda Lloyd Bowles

I've attended so many IFests in the past years, but recently the ticket price seemed way too high for what it offered.

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