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Mayor's Blues Ball continues in Medicine Park

MEDICINE PARK, Okla_ The 8th Annual Mayor's Blues Ball is underway Saturday at Medicine Park.

The first act today started at noon and live music will be going on all Saturday until midnight. The festival is a family friendly event with activities for all ages.

"When you pull into town and half of Main Street is a stage you know it's gotta be a cool place," Dwight Cope, Medicine Park's mayor said.

Eight years ago Medicine Park was damaged by flooding and to help rebuild they held the first Mayor's Blues Ball. It's been a hit ever since.

"We really strive to bring in quality talent, and I am responsible for that and I am really picky about it," Cope said.

Cope says it's the uniqueness of the festival that makes it so popular.

"You couldn't go spend $200 and see as much time as here where you can come in for free," Cope said.

The festival is not all about the bands, attendees get a chance to look at the local vendors or take a dip in Bathe Lake too.

"We strive to keep it a family atmosphere, there is a couple acts that I have to tell them to keep it PG we have kids and stuff out here, and that's never been a problem really," Cope said.

The Labor Day Weekend festival also coincides with the opening day of Cowboy and Sooner football, but Cope isn't worried about its effect on the turn out.

"There's not a bigger Sooner fan in the state than me," Cope said. "This first game is usually more of a scrimmage so I am not too worried about missing this one. We will [also] be going on tomorrow, [and] we'll be here after the game is over."

Saturday's festivities go until midnight and start back up again at noon Sunday until midnight.

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