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Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown Tallahassee

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Posted at 10:58 PM, May 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-26 19:36:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Live music, food and fun at the capital cuisine restaurant week and concert series in downtown Tallahassee attracted hundreds.

You could find everything from spinach empanadas, loaded nachos and barbeque at the capital cuisine restaurant week and concert series.

Organizers say this event gives the local economy a boost and businesses more exposure.

Lee Daniels with the Leon Co. Tourism and development said, "People travel for culinary tourism they travel when they here about great restaurants, so i think its been great for our hotels and our restaurants."

Joe Lowder with the band the flip flop boys hit the stage with an open heart to veterans.

"We thank you veterans and the people serving in the armed forces for your service and we appreciate all that you do and this day is not enough,” said Lowder.

The Red Cross was on had collecting donation for Oklahoma tornado victims.

Gloria Sullivan from the Red Cross said "their schools, their jobs, have been interrupted so we are hoping that on this holiday that we show them that we care about people everywhere."

Veteran John DeMartini said, "Personally it’s just a time to reflect on the freedoms that we have and those that have gone before us to allow us to have those freedoms and paying the ultimate sacrifice and giving there lives for the country."