(WITI-TV) A saxophone player was assaulted outside the Summerfest grounds near Chicago St. on Wednesday, June 26th around 11 p.m.

26-year-old street performer Cassandra Struve became a target on opening night while she was playing an old jazz song.

“I was playing Minnie the Moocher, classic Blues Brothers song,” said Struve. “A lady with a child in her hand came up to me, smacked me in my face and said β€˜don’t play that.’”

Struve says three African American women confronted her and shouted that a white girl could not play the song.

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