GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Organizers say the attendance at this summer's Rothbury musicfestival rose about 30 percent from last year's debut event,encouraging them to plan for future concerts.
Madison House Publicity says more than 35,000 people went to thefour-day festival at the Double JJ Resort over the Fourth of Julyweekend. That's at least 8,000 people more than the inaugural event
attracted in 2008.
The resort is near the village of Rothbury in Oceana County'sGrant Township, about 50 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports that festival producers and theresort's new owner, Progressive Resorts LLC, are working on along-term contract for concerts in 2010 and beyond.
This year's event featured The Dead, Bob Dylan and WillieNelson.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
Michigan authorities say at least 20 wolves have been killed in the Upper Peninsula during the state's first wolf hunt in decades.