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Rock 'n Rib Festival kicks off First Merit Bank Event Park

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(08/18/13) - FirstMerit Bank Event Park had a delicious send-off over the weekend.

The new outdoor pavilion hosted the first annual Michigan Rock 'n Rib Festival.

It was the first major event held at the new venue in downtown Saginaw, right across the street from the Dow Event Center.

The three-day festival featured rockers and grill masters from all across the state. 

Organizers say opening day, on Friday, drew more than 3,000 people to downtown.

They say they hope to host several events next summer.

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