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Festival benefits homeless vets

The sixth annual Tribute Fest takes place today and Saturday at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. With a tagline of “raising funds for homeless veterans through rock ‘n’ roll”, the festival features 11 tribute acts over the two days with profits from the event going to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.

“We are really excited for this year’s line-up; it’s one of the best we’ve ever had,” said Lou Campbell, event producer. “KISS Army playing the music of KISS, Dust N’ Bones performing the hits of Guns N’ Roses and the Essential Queen playing the best of Queen are sure to be highlights of this weekend’s performances.”

Local musician Todd Eckart kicks off the festival at 2 p.m. Friday with the hits of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley. Also performing are Freebird, Paranoid Floyd, Hells Bells, Zed Leppelin and the Urban Myth Band.

An added bonus for this year’s festival is three scheduled performances by the USO Show Troupe at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for the two-day festival are $30 , or $15 for today and $20 for Saturday.

Veterans and active duty military personnel get free admission.

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