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Commodore LaRue preparing for Riverfest

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The U.S. flag is raised during the 2018 Riverfest in La Crosse

The major construction happening in La Crosse’s Riverside Park this year will lead to important changes in Riverfest, being celebrated around July 4. 

Work on renovating the bandstand and preparing for a bandshell on top of it will force some performances to other areas of the park this year.     

Friday morning on WIZM, this year’s Riverfest Commodore, Bill LaRue, said that some performances normally held on the bandstand will be moved this year to the north stage.

LaRue said people will be invited to bring lawn chairs to some of the north stage events, in the absence of permanent seating.

The four-day festival takes place from July 3-6.

Fireworks on the Mississippi River are scheduled for July 4.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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