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      Are you going to the 639 Festival in Carney?

      It's called The 639 Festival, and three of the nation's top tribute bands will be entertaining crowds in Carney this Saturday. It's a music concert, but there will also be food and fun for kids as well.

      If you happen to be in downtown Carney right off of US-41 this Saturday, things will look a lot different than they usually do.

      Organizers hope to draw a crowd of at least 1,500 people to the Nadeau Township Pavilion for the first-time music festival. Organizers say there'll be 10 bands total--seven local acts and three headliners.

      Have you ever heard of Led Zepagain, Bonfire, or Fan Halen? If you havenâ??t heard of them, youâ??ll be able to see them in action when they perform.

      â??For one, it's great music,â?? explains organizer, Mike Polfus. â??Itâ??s music that hasn't been heard here in a long time, since they did the outdoor concert at the casino. And these are top-notch bands from all over the U.S."

      Later this week, the outdoors will be set up with a stage for all the musical acts. The entertainment director says to bring the kids as well.

      â??So there's going to be something for everybody,â?? says Entertainment Director Scott Kusmirek. â??Mike Polfus has a lot of rides and inflatables and fun stuff for the kids. Itâ??ll be kind of a carnival atmosphere here in Carney."

      The gates open at noon, and the event is expected to wrap up around 2:30 a.m. Tickets are available at: Labelleâ??s Inn in Powers, the Stadium Club in Stephenson, the Carney General Store, the Carney American Legion, Poor Boy Roys in Iron Mountain, and Jimâ??s Music in Iron Mountain and Escanaba.