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Article posted: 6/15/2013 8:00 AM

Aurora's RiverEdge 'beautiful' as it hosts first bands

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Fans watch the crowd filter into RiverEdge Park on Friday from the VIP rooftop deck. The $13.2 million Music Garden at the park opened to host the 17th Blues on the Fox festival.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Tony Pezzute of Elburn is first in line Friday to attend the opening night of RiverEdge Park in Aurora, coinciding with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Nicki Rozmarnowski cheers on opening act JJ Grey & Mofro on Friday during the opening night as RiverEdge Park hosted its opening night and Blues on the Fox.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Workers receive instructions before the opening night of RiverEdge Park, coinciding with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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"Beautiful" was a common word Friday night as Aurora's RiverEdge Park hosted its grand opening for Blues on the Fox. The night was relaxing for thousands of guests, but stressful for a couple hundred staff members working behind the scenes. "We have an amazing system we need to tweak into place," operations leader Jeremy Gehman said.
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    • Fans watch the crowd filter into RiverEdge Park on Friday from the VIP rooftop deck. The $13.2 million Music Garden at the park opened to host the 17th Blues on the Fox festival.
    • Tony Pezzute of Elburn is first in line Friday to attend the opening night of RiverEdge Park in Aurora, coinciding with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival.
    • Nicki Rozmarnowski cheers on opening act JJ Grey & Mofro on Friday during the opening night as RiverEdge Park hosted its opening night and Blues on the Fox.
    • Workers receive instructions before the opening night of RiverEdge Park, coinciding with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival.
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