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Hastings Music Festival is this weekend

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The day music lovers in Hastings have been waiting for has almost arrived. The annual Hastings Music Festival is planned for Saturday along the riverfront here.

The show runs from 1:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Jaycee Park. Tickets are available in advance for $20 or at the gate for $25. Advance tickets are available at Terry's Hardware, Cub Foods in Hastings and online at Children under 12 are free.

All proceeds benefit Hastings Family Service.

The headliner this year is Eric Hutchinson, whose album "Sounds Like This" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. He has toured with Kelly Clarkson, performed numerous times on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Bucky Covington, an American Idol contestant from season No. 5, is also set to perform. His self-titled first album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.

Headliner, also known as Heartbreaker, will also perform with a former lead singer with Santana (Alex Ligertwood) and a former lead singer with Toto (Fergie Frederiksen). Hastings native Patrick Sieben will perform, as will Brook Ellis with Kingsview.

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Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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