Rainy weather dampens weekend events

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Posted on September 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM

NORFOLK -- Several festivals at Norfolk's Town Point Park have fallen victim to bad weather this year. It's mean lost business and shortened celebrations.

Saturday's Acoustic Music Festival continued as planned, despite the wet weather. Organizers say this event had to go on, because there are only a few more left in the season.

"I appreciate music, I love music. So especially when they are local, the community, you got to be here," said Morna Stack, one Acoustic Music Festival participant.

Many people said they didn't mind a little rain because they attended to support the local artists.

"I think it's cool that the people that did show up are dedicated to music and local music and supporting that," said Kat Vincent of Virginia Beach.

The President of FestEvents, Ted Baroody, says they've had more than a few run-ins with weather this season.

"We started the year in high heat and a lot of sun and a lot of humidity really, all the way up until last week," Baroody said.

Organizers were forced to cancel the Latino Festival because of Hurricane Irene, but for last night's music lovers, a little rain couldn't ruin a good time.
   
   
 

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