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Azalea Festival concerts ready to go rain or shine

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- There was more progress today as crews set up downtown for this weekend's Azalea Festival concerts.

Organizers say the concerts will go on rain or shine. With the concerts moving outdoors after years at Trask Coliseum, organizers are preparing for the worst.

The staff says they are looking at bringing in around 10,000 people a night. They say this year they are offering a better show with better sound.

The main stage chairman says they have an unbelievable experience for the people of wilmington. He says even if it rains, he does not think it will affect the number of people who come.

"I think if it rains, everybody is going to be here that has bought a ticket, and they're going to have just as good a time if not better," Jonathan Hedge said. "We want it to be sunshine, but if it's not, we're still going to have a great time, and we've got one heck of a show to show everybody."

Hedge says rain will not stop them unless it poses a safety issue or a logistical problem.

The concerts are Thursday through Sunday at the parking lot on Front Street between Hanover and Brunswick streets.

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