Riverfront Blues Fest Kicks Off

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People from all over the region have traveled to Fort Smith's Riverfront Blues Festival as they follow their favorite bands.

Large crowds flocked to Harry E. Kelly Park to experience the event kick off and rhythm of the blues Friday (June 20).

Directors of the fest said Paul Thorn is headlining the event but this year there will be a lot of local performers taking the stage as well.

Blues fest director Dwight Hopkins said this is the 24th year of the celebration.

"It started off in a little trailer down here underneath the bridge and it's now turned into the wonderful, big two day festival and we just love it," said Hopkins.

Saturday (June 20) the gates re-open at 4 pm with music starting at 5 pm.

Tickets cost $10 per person each night.

Children under 12-years-old get in for free.