Marco Ruble

After eight years in Cody, the WHATfest musical festival will kick off its ninth year in Riverside, near Saratoga, this weekend.

At the event, 37 bands from around the region will entertain festival goers. There will also be exhibits and belly dancing performances. Festival founder Marco Ruble says the music will appeal to all tastes and ages.

“Its cross-genre, a little bit of everything, this year it seems that we do have a little bit of emphasis on Americana,” Ruble says.