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3rd Annual SLAM Festival Kicks Off

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This weekend in Bozeman is the third annual SLAM Festival at Bogert Park.

SLAM, which stands for support local artists and musicians features live performances from more than 50 musicians and artists across the state.

Event directors expect 5,000 people to attend the event over the two days. SLAM Co- Executive Director, Callie Miller said she is looking forward to seeing all the community support for local musicians this weekend.

"There's a lot of funding that has been pulled from art and music programs in our schools and I think that art and music tend to take a back seat not only in the education fields," said Miller. "It's important that we realize and recognize the talent that we have in our community and support it."

Along with the dozen musical acts, 13 food vendors will be set up around the park. The event opens Saturday from 10-7 p.m. and Sunday 10-5 p.m.

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