spring-bling-2008_web.jpgRIVIERA BEACH (AP) – Spring Bling will return to Riviera Beach for a third year if the city council approves an agreement with Black Entertainment Television.
City staff recommended the city approve the agreement Wednesday for the invitation-only beach party and television production event that BET throws for college-age viewers in late March.

Under the proposed agreement, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council would give the city a $75,000 grant to offset expenses.

A city staff analysis says the economic impact of last year's Spring Bling was estimated at $2 million. Hotel sales alone brought in more than $600,000.

Last year's Spring Bling drew an estimated 8,350 people to South Florida.


Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com

The image above is promotional material for Spring Bling 2008.