LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Rain or shine, an annual concert is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.

The Festival Foods Salute to the 4th Pops Concert took place Saturday evening.

The Coulee Region Steel Band took the stage at 7 p.m. followed by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 p.m.

Organizers said even with Saturday's rainy weather, they were confident the event would draw a good crowd.

"Last year, we estimated around 8,000 people, so the weather will determine the people that come out, but we have some diehard community fans that come out for the concert no matter what," said Tracy Fell of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

The concert costs $40,000 to put on.

Organizers said it's completely funded by their sponsors to make sure it's free for the community.