Parmalee -- Sat / June 8 / 9:00 PM -- Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals and drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their best friend Josh McSwain (lead guitar), Parmalee are the quintessential American Country band. Named after the small town where the band started, Parmele, N.C. (population 278), the chart-topping quartet pays to tribute their humble Carolina upbringings with their name and their sound.
Raised on a diet of Southern rock, Country, and blues, they formed in 2001 as a bunch of small-town boys chasing wild weekend nights, but their talents eventually took them beyond the little cement block barn they rehearsed in and onto Country music’s biggest stages, not to mention the top of Billboard’s Country chart.
Good For Gary -- Fri / June 7 / 8:30 PM -- Good for Gary is a Twin Cities cover band that specializes in playing current and past dance hits, focusing on the newest Top 40 songs. With a 7-piece line-up, there’s no hip-hop, pop, or dance song they can’t cover.
The members of Good for Gary had been playing in Minnesota clubs for years in other bands and noticed that people love to dance to the music that the DJ plays during the set breaks. Most bands leave that stuff to the DJs, but Good for Gary is bringing dance music directly to the stage.
With six years of playing nearly every weekend, Good for Gary has built a devoted local following and an electrifying live show.
Capital Sons -- Sat / June 8 / 7:00 PM -- This band includes Worthington native Mike Jueneman on the drums, along with Karl Obermeyer on vocals and guitar, Rick Paukert on lead guitar, and Keith Raney cover bass and vocals.
With over a decade of performances under their belts in and around the Twin Cities rock scene, Capital Sons are proud to announce the release of their fourth album: Rose-Colored World. Following the positive public and critical reception of their first three releases (Self-titled EP , Dirty Neon , and Swim the High Tide ), Rose-Colored World is their longest and most ambitious release to date.
County Line Drive -- Fri / June 7 / 6:00 PM -- Since their formation in late 2011, County Line Drive has been the pinnacle of live, non-stop action country music. This five-piece band, consisting of Brandon Stanek on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Utterback on drums, Nick Danielson on guitar, Blake Bonde on bass, and Drew Medin on pedal steel, has made a lot of noise in the midwest country music scene.
From sharing the stage with Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan at Harvest Jam, rockin' regional country music festivals such as Country Fest and Country Boom, or playing town street dances, county fairs, and bars, County Line Drive is committed to bringing their audience the best country music every time they hit the stage.
Mojo Monks -- Sat / June 8 / 4:00 PM -- Boasting former members of some of the Twin Cities top drawing bands (Brat Pack Radio, Shirts and Skins, Urban Myth, DWB, JetBlack and many more), MoJo Monks takes the music of artists as diverse as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele, Pink, Bon Jovi to Gretchen Wilson and Big and Rich and weaves them into a night of feverish party and dance music!
If you want a fun, high energy group that gets people on the dance floor and keeps them there until they need a drink ;) then the MoJo Monks are the answer!!
Neal McCoy -- Sat / June 9 / 9:00 PM
Over 6 million records sold, 15 career albums, 25 charted singles, 3 platinum albums, 1 Gold album, five #1 singles and five Top 10 hits. Honored by the Masonic Grand Lodge in 2007 with the W. B. and Brandon Carrell Humanitarian Award, the highest honor given to a non-Mason. The man, Neal McCoy.
He founded the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN) with his wife to provide financial assistance to families with children suffering from serious illnesses, has been two-time "Entertainer of the Year," recites the Pledge of Allegiance every morning on "Facebook Live" since January 2016 and has had tens of millions of views and counting.
The 70’s Magic Sunshine Band -- Fri / June 8 / 8:30 PM
You'll experience a high-energy live concert experience that plays the biggest top 40 AM radio hits from the 1970s, tailor-made to fill the dance floor! The 70’s Magic Sunshine Band brings you back to the era of 8-track stereos, polyester and bell-bottoms! Hit making artists from the 1970's include: The Bay City Rollers, Tom Jones, Hall & Oates, Pilot, Starland Vocal Band, The Sweet, Three Dog Night, The O’Jays, Glen Campbell, Andrew Gold, The Partridge Family, Shocking Blue, Little River Band and more.
There is NOTHING out there like this group, the period-perfect costumes, the biggest AM radio hits and high energy, interactive performances that get the whole crowd involved! It truly is... "The Ultimate Tribute to 70's AM Radio."
Shane Martin -- Sat / June 9 / 7:00 PM
The title of Shane Martin's latest album “Keepin’ The Night Alive” sums up how he keeps his music alive and loves what he does: “Livin’ every moment, hangin’ on for life” and play his powerhouse brand of country rock. A Top 5 Finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown where he competed for “Best New Act in Country Music” at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (hosted by LeAnn Rimes), the Minnesota based singer/songwriter is now up to a breakneck pace of over 175 regional shows per year.
Currently one of the top live draws throughout the Midwest, Shane Martin’s unique country rock vibe is perfectly described by his longtime producer, Emmy Award winning engineer/producer Kenny Royster: “Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun!”
Drop Tailgate -- Fri / June 8 / 6:00 PM
Drop Tailgate performs the best high energy country, rock and pop music that will hvae you dancing and singing along to your favorite hits from the beginning to the last encore of their show! Drop Tailgate performs songs strikingly close to the original artists but give it a little boost to keep the party rockin'!
Along with performing at countless fair and town festivals and street dances, Drop Tailgate has shared the stage with dozens of national acts at many major music festivals to include Moondance Jammin Country Fest, Winstock and Country Fest to name a few! If you want a fun band with an awesome song list of hits, you have come to the right place! Drop Tailgate's show will give you a night to remember!
Shotgun Drama Junkies -- Sat / June 9 / 4 PM
Kevin and Kirk met 7 years ago while playing for the Country Crossing band. Deb filled in for Country Crossing’s lead singer a couple of times since 2012, and was invited to join the band full time in 2014. In 2016 Kevin, Kirk and Deb started the Shotgun Drama Junkies, taking the band from doing mostly country to an almost 50/50 mix of rock and country.
The Shotgun Drama Junkies perform the best in Classic rock, Country, and a mix of great variety songs that have entertained audiences for decades. Lead by the powerhouse vocals of Deb Barrett, the Junkies bring an energetic and lively performance to stags throughout the Midwest and have appeared at Moondance Jammin Country Fest twice.
Josh Thompson -- If you want to know Josh Thompson, just listen to the lyrics of his music. Thompson showcases his undeniable gift for writing with songs like the anthemic “WayOutHere,” or the unapologetic “Blame It On Waylon,” and on his upcoming projects, the “aw,shucks” admittance of “Same Ol’ Plain Ol’ Me,” the nod to his humble background, “Daddy Had A Beer,” and the breathtakingly poignant “I Like To Believe In That."
"People who hear Change: The Lost Record will know how I was raised; they will know how I was raised, that I'm into working hard and drinking beer, they know that I'm a Christian and they know I sometimes tend toward the dark side. These songs are my picket sign - they're all I got."
POP ROCKS -- Pop ROCKS is not just a band; they are a HIGH ENERGY LIVE MUSIC SHOW that plays the BIGGEST DANCE PARTY HITS made to fill the floor! Pop ROCKS brings you the best of today’s hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip-hop, pop country, party rock and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a PARTY ZONE format! Pop ROCKS is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an Arena Rock extravaganza!
There is NOTHING out there like this group, the show has 40+ costume changes, every genre of hit music, special effects, high energy and passionate members, and interactive performances that get the entire crowd involved!
The Plott Hounds -- Formed in April of 2014 and fueled from the vintage tones of 70's Southern Rockers and Outlaw Country Legends, The Plott Hounds aim to make their mark on hard driving alternative country music. Storytelling with a Rock and Roll Background..driven by talented guitar work and fiery vocals. Their debut album "Living Free" was released in July of 2015 and was followed up with an EP Release "Thirsty For Something in Spring of 2016 and a Live Album Release - Live:Blue Collar Hippie Music in February of 2017.
The Plott Hounds are; Noah Alexander - Vocals, Guitar, Jeff Powell - Guitar, Kirk Humbert - Guitar, Vocals, Uncle Jesse - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Tater - Drums
SIX TO MIDNIGHT -- Six to Midnight…People love to ask us, “What is that?” “Do you start at Six?” “Are you done at Midnight?” “What does it mean?” Originally, it had no meaning–it was just the catchiest name we could think of. Over time, we’ve worked to associate our name with being the best band you can party with! As a live band, we like to think of ourselves as the party guys that threw $50 into the jukebox and are here to make your club or event come to life!
No gimmicks, no costumes, just a bunch of music loving guys in jeans; though, we do enjoy an awesome light show and special effects so don’t expect anything less there. All the guys in the band are seasoned musicians with touring experience performing with top national recording artists.
Touch Of Rust -- Touch of Rust was born in the winter of 2009. With a shared passion for classic rock and the desire to jam, this group is sure to please even the most skeptical of fans. We have evolved from playing for family and friends to performing for capacity crowds at premier hot spots throughout the greater Twin Cities area.
Touch of Rust is one of Minnesota’s biggest names in classic rock cover bands. Playing various events and bars throughout the metro since 2009; including shows at the Minnesota State Fair since 2014. The band focuses on performing a variety of timeless classic rock songs spanning the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
Luke & Maggie Hendrickson -- Luke Hendrickson, singer, guitarist and songwriter, has a love for music that ranges from Metallica to Hank Williams, but for the last seven years, he has been the frontman for the county outlaw band Luke N Bob Texas, performing in and around the Rochester area - at various festivals in Minnesota and Iowa, even playing at the Jackson County Fair last summer.
Maggie has been involved in musical theatre since she was a teenager, most recently performing in Rock Of Ages at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Although she was born into a family of classic rock 'n rollers, Luke introduced her to country musicians such as Dolly Parton and June Carter Cash, among others.
DRAKE WHITE -- Named one of the Huffington Post’s Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, DRAKE WHITE is an accomplished songwriter with a rock-infused, organic country sound and signature foot-stomp. He continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice. It is no wonder that the Alabama native was featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know and Billboard’s Hot New Country Artists to Watch.
Drake’s current single “Living The Dream” is both heartfelt and humbling with a wholesome lyric video to match. The single is the follow up to his first EP, the four-track IT FEELS GOOD – LIVE EP, which is now available on iTunes and here.
KAT PERKINS -- Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded music as a solo artist and with numerous bands. Soon after, Perkins was forced into an early retirement due to voice problems. In 2013, she received an opportunity to go to the Middle East to perform for the military. While on the trip, a video of her singing randomly at the Amsterdam airport ended up on Youtube and prompted a call from NBC’s The Voice. She quickly found herself in the national spotlight as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5).
“Fearless” marks her debut solo release. The song was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
HITCHVILLE -- Under the leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, Hitchville’s trademark harmonies, down-home personalities and kinetic stage energy lead to an unforgettable live show.
In 2012 in Nashville, Hitchville recorded its self-titled debut release, which spawned its first hit single, “Whoop It Up,” which has become an anthem that proves relevant not just to the summer months, as it garnered major market radio support year round, followed closely by the group's second single, “Fly.” These hits can still be frequently heard on the radio; a resounding success