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Rain not a hassle for Three Rivers Music Festival attendees

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Despite the on and off again showers, St. Andrews Park hosted a crowd of almost 2,000 people throughout the day for the Three Rivers Music Festival.

They showed up eager to hear the line-up of local and national gospel artists.

It's been 6 years since Columbia hosted the festival. Now it's back with a few changes, but the purpose is still the same.

Gospel singer J. Moss appeared to be one of the big draws to this year's festival.

"I've been excited for the last three weeks to see this concert," said Tammy Hampton. "I'm excited to see J. Moss."

"Well what brought me out today is I was referred by a friend that J. Moss was going to be here, and I'm here to enjoy some good gospel music and socialize with my auntie," said festival-goer Racquel Dobbs.

Quincy Penn came to enjoy himself for similar reasons.

"I came out to worship the Lord and have a good time with all the saints, and enjoy some good food and good gospel music," said Penn.

In years past, the event grew to be expensive for both organizers and those attending.

But this year's line-up for the festival spanning over two weekends, features a mix of genres and of more local performers along with big name headliners. Admission is free to anyone who wants to go.

"It's great for the city of Columbia," said festival organizer Carol Fowler. "It doesn't cost a thing for people to turnout with their families and enjoy an afternoon or evening with really nice music."

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