Smithsonian Folklife Festival Reopens Sunday

Will try to open again Sunday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Rick Yarborough

    The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will reopen at 11 a.m. Sunday after storm damage shuttered the festival Saturday.

    Shomari Stone's Storm Damage Recap

    [DC] Shomari Stone's Storm Damage Recap
    Shomari Stone recaps the early coverage of the severe storm damage. (Published Saturday, Jun 30, 2012)

    Officials said several tents collapsed or partially collapsed as a result of the fierce storms that hit the region Friday night. There was no damage to the AIDS quilt, which was taken inside before the storm hit.

    For safety reasons, organizers decided to close the festival for the day on Saturday so that they had time to clean up.

    Raw Video: Storm Damage Across D.C.

    [DC] Raw Video: Storm Damage Across D.C.
    Look at raw video of storm damage across D.C. (Published Saturday, Jun 30, 2012)

    The Rinzler Memorial Concert did go ahead as planned Saturday night, but it was moved indoors to Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History.