As of Monday, August 22, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH -- The city of Duluth held its second annual music festival Saturday, with bands playing on dueling stages all day and well into the night.
Performers entertained crowds at Duluth's downtown amphitheater and the nearby Red Clay Theatre, groups ranging from the Gwinnett School of Rock and the Metro Jazz Club to My Salsa taking the stage before headliner Trent Tomlinson went on at 10:30 p.m.
The festival began at 2 p.m., but cooler weather into the evening created a perfect outdoor atmosphere.
"A lot of variety, a lot of talent and gorgeous weather," Duluth resident Cindy Dombeck said.
In addition to the music, inflatables and other play spots were set up throughout the downtown area, and vendors sold everything from sports merchandise to Peruvian handbags.
Festival-goers enjoyed Jamaican jerk chicken, barbecue and "caribbean beach" smoothies.
Clad in camo pants and combat boots, the 116th Army Band -- the self-named "Black Sheep" -- entertained a full amphitheater with rock and country classics.
"Man, this is a great crowd," vocalist Sgt. First Class Karen Dillard said.