ST. PETER, Minn. -- The new Minnesota Square Pavilion is slated to be completed in August, just in time for Rock Bend.

Right now, a steel skeleton of the new structure sits in the middle of Minnesota Square Park.

BluesFest, a popular concert held annually in June, will still happen at the park this year, but with some slight modifications.

"We decided to rent the North Mankato band shell," said John Mayer, member of the St. Peter Ambassadors. "Our concert is not that big. It's only a one-day festival. So we really didn't have to worry about where it was going to go in the park. It was just going to fit somewhere."

The St. Peter Ambassadors will install the temporary band shell next to the fenced-off construction, and Mayer says there will still be plenty of space for musicians, visitors and vendors.

The job superintendent of the pavilion construction says they don't think the increased foot traffic will disturb the project during BluesFest.

--KEYC News 12