La Crosse's Riverside Park had its fair share of music
and festivities this weekend.
The annual Great River Folk Fest brought more than
30 performers to visitors and residents.
The festival offered a competition for local songwriters
and performers to win a 6-hour studio session.
Children's events ranged from comedy and magic.
to mini children's concerts.
The fest allowed local and aspiring musicians to make
some important connections.
We'll have local musicians like the Pig Town Fling,
they'll be sitting right next to studio masters like
Peter Ostroushko and Dean Magraw sharing a workshop.
How great is that? If you were a local musician like
Jesse McDonald, it's just fantastic, these are heroes.
This was the 40-th year of the annual festival.