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Music festival draws downtown crowd

September 30, 2006

Albany - - Downtown Albany is alive tonight with food, fun, and entertainment. It's part of the 2nd Annual Broad Street Music Festival.

They give money for a stamp on the hand - providing them access to this.  Live bands, tasty food, and fun. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Broad Street Music Festival - an event to get people to downtown.

"This is great. A small town like this having a get together, everybody come out and have a good time, I'm loving it man," says attendee Lamonte King. 

Adults and children a like came out to get a little taste of the fun.

One of the reasons people say they came out tonight is not to just get out of the house, but also to have some quality time with family.

Like this mother and daughter.

"We think downtown is a great place and were glad that they're doing things to build it up and we just support anything that they do downtown," says Lynn Lane.

And what outdoor party would be complete without a little karaoke?

"We said well people are coming out to listen to good music so why cant they interpret some of that old good music on the microphone," says Velvetta Parenc of V'lat Entertainment.

For those who can't sing, there's always football.

"When we scheduled this event, we knew that the dawgs were playing ole miss and we were afraid a lot of people would stay home and watch the game rather than come out and participate and this is about doing something for the community so we decided why not give them both," says organizer Phil Cannon.

These folks aren't complaining a bit.

"How often does Albany does this. I'm enjoying this. I like this a lot," King says. 

The annual event is sponsored by the Downtown Albany Association and Thronateeska Heritage Center. The event is taking place until midnight.

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