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EDWARDSVILLE - The 21st Annual Edwardsville Route 66 Festival was loaded with events starting Friday evening and continued through Saturday at City Park.

Thousands attended the two-day festival that started with live music from The Catapults and the Fabulous Motown Revue as well as inflatables for kids, food trucks and vendors.

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Things continued Saturday with food, beverage, art vendors and children’s booths throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. Trolley tours hit the streets every half-hour. Additional live music performances were held on the stage at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. when the evening’s local live music began.

The headlining act for Saturday evening was the ever-popular party and rock band that appeals to everyone: Johnny Holzum and Well Hungarians. Jonathon Braddy Band performed at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. until Johnny Holzum and Well Hungarians hit the stage at 9:00 p.m., and the festival closed down at 11:30 p.m.

The Metro Milers 10K run and Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride started at 8 a.m. Saturday morning with a post-race ceremony and other activities at 10 a.m.

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