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Saginaw crowds enjoy toe-tapping tunes at Friday Night Live kickoff

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SAGINAW (WJRT) -

(07/13/12) - A toe-tapping tradition is rocking its way back into downtown Saginaw.

Friday Night Live kicked off its first of a six concert series Friday in Morley Plaza.

"One word, it's free, we don't charge for parking, it's a great event, we have a great history, we're averaging 8,000 - 10,000 people a night," said Terry Rock, former PRIDE president.

Friday's theme was classic rock.

The crowd traveled back to the psychedelic era, and some even strapped on their dancing shoes.

"We've been coming the last five, six, seven years, it's a great event for Saginaw and the community, it's just a wonderful place to come," said Dale Walk of Saginaw.

"It's nice to come to something that's non-violent in Saginaw for once, it's nice to have something family friendly happening," said Katherine Rivers of Saginaw.

Last year there were a few minor problems with disorderly teens, but nothing criminal.

To keep the crowd controlled, anyone under 17 must have a parent or guardian.

"We don't like to see large groups of people gather, it becomes intimidating, it's not so much dangerous, but it is intimidating," said Jeanne Conger, PRIDE coordinator.

The next Friday Night Live will be July 20, and it's country-themed.

The concerts run through Aug. 17.

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