The Merchant City Festival is one example of many in the city that attracts tens of thousands from far and wide.
This year the vintage festival will add a new dimension to the already packed calendar of events and will entice even more visitors to the city.
Whether it is the West End Festival, Merchant City Festival, Celtic Connections or any of the many others, the whole of Glasgow benefits from an economic boost to shops, bars, hotels and restaurants.
The key to a successful long-running festival is getting the balance right between keeping the programme fresh and continuing with what is the most popular and which gives the event its own character.
Fittingly for the Merchant City, it re-invents itself and brings something new and unexpected adding to what is already on offer.
Once again the programme offers the opportunity for local artists and musicians to showcase their talent while bringing in top acts for outside to entertain a new audience.
The programme shows that the Merchant City Festival – just like the area itself – is continuing to go from strength to strength.