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Families Celebrate Summer at FamFest '97

Posted June 21, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The first day of summer got off to a sizzling start not only by way of the temperatures, but also with music.

Thousands waved their hands in the air and partied under the sun Saturday in Raleigh. They rocked to the sounds of national recording artists at Carter Finley Stadium for today's 10th annual "FamFest."

Event organizers expect more than 80,000 people to attend the event before the day is over.

Recording artist, Tracy Lee, says North Carolina is always a great place to perform. He doesn't want to just single out Raleigh. It's no different from Greensboro or Charlotte. They all show him love each time he performs.

It's hot, indeed! Some fans donned umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun. Radio station K-97.5 sponsors "FamFest" each year.