Many brave the rain for Blues Festival

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Hundreds braved the rain this afternoon to celebrate the blues.

Blues Fest is organized every year by the Muddy River Blues Society. They bring in acts from across the state and country to play live for the people of Bismarck-Mandan.

"It's a way to expose people to that spectrum of blues music because it has many different genres even within blues so it's a way to just continue to spread that love of that music," said Matt Fricke, Secretary-Treasurer for the Muddy River Blues Society.

Fans of every age say they love the event, and the society makes an effort to keep it fun for the whole family.

"The ability to get together, the type of entertainment that you can't find going into your typical clubs. So it's nice that we have this. So I'm really glad to be here today," said Cam Goebel, a Resident of Mandan.

It's the sixth year of the festival, Which is free and open to the public.

"This is actually our first year down here at General Sibley Park. It's a great natural venue. If you look around here today you'll see kids running around and playing in the park, and parents and families just enjoying the music," said Fricke.

The opening act was delayed by more than an hour because of rain, but the show continued despite the setback.

​For more about the Muddy River Blues Society check out their page on Facebook.