Duluth holds second annual music festival

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.


LilburnLady 4 years ago

The army band entertained a "full ampitheater"? I was at the army band performance and there were at best, 40 - 50 people in the ampitheater The band actually commented on the fact that there were so few people there. It was a great festival. Better talent on the open mike stage than the main stage early in the day, but a great headliner later on. I don't know if it was the complete lack of advertising or the weather but the "crowd" was non-existent. Too bad, so many people missed out on some great music.


Lena 4 years ago

Who knew? This was not advertised very well.


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