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Dave Matthews Band and Tool will headline new St. Paul music fest

The River's Edge Music Festival debuts on Harriet Island June 23rd and 24th. It will feature a mixture of rock styles put together by concert promoters Live Nation. That company will also handle St. Paul's Fourth of July festival at the same location.
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The River's Edge Music Festival debuts on Harriet Island June 23rd and 24th. It will feature a mixture of rock styles put together by concert promoters Live Nation. That company will also handle St. Paul's Fourth of July festival at the same location.

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