(Bridge Square – Water Street – Big top event tent) – Button required for music acts
Thursday – “Townie Night”
Doors at 5pm. Close: 12:00am. Entertainment 7:30pm- 11pm
7:30pm-9pm. “The Counterfactuals”
9:30-11pm. “TV and the Bellard Yellers”
Doors: 4pm. Close: 1am.
7:30-9pm “Mark Allen and the Key West Rejects”
9:30pm – 1am “Hitchville”
Hitchville has quickly solidified themselves among the upper echelon of regional talent. Under the leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, the group’s trademark harmonies are hardly the last thing attending “Hitchville Residents” are talking about long after the smoke has cleared and the group has left the stage. The combination of face-melting vocals and “don’t try this at home” instrumental solos leads to an unforgettable live show in which the band has worked tirelessly to produce.
The 8th Street Band from 7:30-9pm
One of the most promising country rock artists/bands in the upper Midwest, Chad Johnson, Russell Franek and The 8th Street Band are the very definition country rock. Telling stories of the everyday working men/women with voice and musicianship as honest as the words they are singing. Blending country, rock, soul and blues to build a sound that is familiar yet completely their own, It is no wonder this group of seasoned pros have built one of the largest followings in their region and beyond.
Between Chad, Russ and the band they have released four studio albums; have independently sold more than 15,000 CD’s; have shared the stage with Collin Raye, Allison Scott, Mark Joseph and The American Soul, The Jason Paulson Band and more; have played festivals throughout the Midwest including Moondance Jam, Jamming Country Fest and more; and are currently recording their 5th album (Untitled) with Nationally recognized Producer, and recording artist Gary Sadker (Owner of Magenta Records & Red Ridge Entertainment. Credits include Collin Raye, Buddy Jewell, Eric Heatherly, Payton Lynn, Cole Washburn, Ben Swing, Skinny Molly, Chris Webb, Kyle Whitaker, and Hope)
Weather you see Chad & Russ play their duo acoustic show (The 8th Street Duo) or the full 8th Street Band it will be a night not easily forgotten.
32 Below 9:30- 1:00 a.m.
On stage 9:30pm-1am. 32 Below takes no breaks. As a result of their hard-working roots and their respect for the crowd, when this band takes the stage the music does not stop. Combining their inspired original music with songs by artists they love, 32 Below has rolled their spectacle to venues across the country, leaving behind only wide eyes and dropped jaws. The combination of over three hours of unparalleled energy in their relentless show, nationwide airplay, and 25,000+ albums sold has opened many ears to the sound of the boys from Fargo, ND. Ever-changing for better than a decade, 32 Below has always made music that can only be described as all their own.
Special Appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums”