Lineup

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Aug 23


Join us right away for our Opening Act and Summertime Fun!

Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell at 5pm

Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell

Central Minnesota's Adam Hammer & Dave Cofell have been entertaining the Midwest since 2009 featuring their “Folk ‘n’ Blues Show” with hundreds of concerts at theaters, music festivals, listening rooms and arts centers. Their shows feature a mix of original progressive folk, blues and their own blend of "black and blues." They also throw in a few choice cover songs, singalongs and remade renditions of familiar tunes when the mood is right. For their third Summertime By George performance, Hammer and Cofell will be backed by a band of Central Minnesota aces in support of Cofell's latest release "A Thousand Shades of Blue" (2016) and Hammer's upcoming release "Simple Songs" (2018). Check out http://folknblues.com for concert dates, videos music and more.

2017 Lineup

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The Johnny Holm Band

Leader and front man of the most widely known and traveled band in America, Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and changes direction as soon as "the pied piper" notices a lag. "Never a dull moment" was never a more true description.

Surrounding himself with the finest musicians in the Midwest, the band rocks, picks, and thunders along for 3-4 hours, almost non-stop from the first song to the last laugh.

Millions of people have seen Johnny over the years, and millions of people have been part of his fantourage. 

The band plays in most of the United States but most dates are in the 5 state upper Midwest area.

Ask anyone with a twinkle in their eye or a knowing smile about Johnny. They'll try and tell you all about the mayhem that masquerades as a rock and roll band.

The Shalo Lee Band

Headed up by talented and electric singer/ songwriter Shalo Lee on lead vocals, this high energy country rock band has engaged and captivated audiences throughout the region playing fairs, festivals, outdoor events, street dances, private parties, top clubs, and casinos.

  • Charlie Daniels Band
  • Eric Paslay
  • Josh Thompson
  • Blackhawk
  • Marshall Tucker Band
  • Craig Morgan
  • Diamond Rio
  • Billy Currington
  • Sara Evans
  • The Bellamy Brothers

Combining years of stage experience, rich harmonies, outstanding instrumentation, and youthful energy, The Shalo Lee Band covers a vast range of songs from contemporary country artists to that of classic southern rock legends. Because of this, the band has established a loyal following through a commitment to quality, high-energy performances and undeniably rowdy fun!

Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks

Behind the music is a story - the story, is the makings for a Rockumentary! Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks are the original authors of the Rockumentary, who along with performing the music of some history’s greats, bring you vintage footage and brief narration to accompany it. Not only will you "rock out" to the music, but you will have a number of "I didn’t know that" moments throughout the evening - a complete "blast from the past" concert experience!

The core group, Justin Ploof, Jason Ploof, and Dan Ploof have a multitude of years of professional music experience and have shared the stage with the likes of Soul Asylum, Bobby Vee, Joan Jett, Jessie Lang and the list goes on! Their incredible attention to detail and quality of musicianship will wow you from the first chord right on through to the rousing end. As they work to emulate the songs you love, you will be pleased to hear them the way the artists meant for them to be performed. Guest appearances will enhance the shows to the ultimate level of entertainment! (content from Pioneer Place on Fifth website: http://www.ppfive.com/thowbacks_season/)

Mick Sterling Presents Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run

Mick Sterling Presents is a Minneapolis-based production company that assembles, produces and performs a wide array of tribute-type shows. The shows include multiple singers and large bands that at times feature horn and string sections. Founded by 35 year veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, Mick Sterling, MSP has produced and performed multiple shows that include a full night of the music of Van Morrison, Elton John, The Giants of Memphis Soul, The Giants of Sun Records and Grand Ol' Opry, Joe Cocker as well as the At Christmas Holiday show entering it's 8th year.

The Belfast Cowboys – Van Morrison Tribute

The Belfast Cowboys is a nine-piece, horn-driven band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison, along with original songs and other assorted rock covers. Born on St Patrick's Day, 2002, it is also the papa group to St Dominic's Trio. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In December, 2008, The Belfast Cowboys and St Dominic's Trio released debut CDs. In August, 2009, The Belfast Cowboys headlined at BB King's Blues Bar in Times Square, New York City. In July, 2010, The Belfast Cowboys played a three hour set for a crowd of 15,000 while opening for Chicago in Stillwater, MN. In March of 2011, The Belfast Cowboys played a handful of shows in Ireland. From 2012 through 2016, the bands played over 600 shows.

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys Featuring Westside Andy on Harmonica

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 15 year hitch in the Navy he moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers. Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz, Rod Piazza, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healy, Trampled Underfoot, Mike Zito, Nick Moss, Tommy Castro and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy’s Legends where he has been on rotation as a headliner for 16 years.

Big Toe & The Jam

Big Toe & The Jam are here to help you kick off your shoes and shake out the blues on an utterly grand scale.

Rock, pop, R&B, and funk.

From James Brown, Journey, Bob Marley, and Aretha to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Christina Aguilera, from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Prince to Taio Cruz, Jason Mraz, and Gwen Stefani, from The Beatles, Chicago, and The Blues Brothers to Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Kid Rock, and don't miss the Disco Extravaganza that will leave you breathless.

Vocalist Paul Dunkirk (original member, The Blenders) and drummer Jamie (Sacred Chao, Brat Pack Radio) have merged their respective bags of trickery and assembled a 9-piece, technicolor troupe with infectious appeal. Paul Dunkirk and Paula Wilson on vocals will knock you out. Jamie, along with bassist Aaron Hammerman lay out relentlessly rock-steady, dynamic grooves. Brian Allen is amazing on keyboard and adds vocal harmony. John Baumgartner on trombone joins one of the best young horn sections in town with Matt Bergman on sax and Sten Johnson on trumpet. These exceptionally talented musical artists want nothing more than to show you a good time.

So, step right up. Get on in under the big tent. You're gonna strut. You're gonna sweat. You're gonna get downright converted. Resistance? Futile.

The Killer Vee’s – Classic Country

Classic Country is a musical tribute to the original stars from the golden age of country music.  From Johnny Cash to Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton to Tammy Wynette, this show features an amazing line-up of talented musicians and is a show not to miss.

Collective Unconscious

Collective Unconscious is a group of musicians who believe in making good music, whether it be their own originals or covers. CU has packed houses throughout Minnesota with their jam-based acoustic and electric music.

CU has garnered a reputation for mounting special shows including the Beatles' Abbey Road, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu. and The Band's Last Waltz 

Here's a YouTube Video of the band for you to enjoy: Collective Unconscious: Band on the Run video

Hitchville

Hitchville has quickly solidified themselves among the upper echelon of regional talent.  Under the foundational leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, the group’s trademark harmonies, down home personalities, and kinetic stage energy leads to an unforgettable live show in which the band has worked tirelessly to produce.

Hard at work in Nashville on their sophomore project scheduled for a Spring 2016 release, Hitchville was humbled to have that forthcoming album’s first single, “Even When It’s Bad It’s Good” rocket to #1 on the iHeartRadio Top 5 Countdown just a few short weeks after its release in 2015.  The band has even more recently realized another big dream of theirs: to start their own country music and camping festival…and so it began!  The First Annual Hitchville Hootenanny took place August 14 & 15, 2015 with some of the region’s most sought after talent and was a resounding success!  Plans are already underway for the 2nd annual in 2016.​

Over the past few years, fans have come to know to expect the unexpected at a Hitchville show.  There’s really only one place where the beer is always cold, the people are always friendly, the music is always world class, and the energy is always palpable…they’d like to welcome everybody home… to Hitchville.

Grant Haake & The Fifth Avenue Revue Bat Out Of Hell: The Music Of Meat Loaf

Grant Haake has performed a wide variety of shows in the St Cloud area over the last several years with an even wider variety of local musicians. 

In the winter of 2015, in an attempt to pay tribute to the music of Meat Loaf, he brought together the group of 17 musicians who have become Grant Haake & the Fifth Avenue Revue.

With the core band, horn section, string quartet, and 8 piece harmonies, not to mention Janelle Kendall singing for all of Meat Loaf's duet partners, this show not only brings the full sound and spectacle of these theatrical songs to life, but delivers them with the true heart and soul they were created with!

You don't want to miss this show!

Here's a couple YouTube Videos of the band for you to enjoy:

Bat Out of Hell: The Music of Meat Loaf Promo w Horns

Meat Loaf Jan 2016 Second Demo

Fabulous Armadillos

The Fabulous Armadillos have quickly become the largest drawing act in Central Minnesota. A musical group in a constant stage of metamorphosis! Every show they bring to the stage is different. They start with a core band of 5 seasoned pros and bring in guest artists to fit each "themed" show they perform. Playing "themed" shows for sellout audiences since 2006. Each theater show, a sit-down, multi-media, story telling event is a brand new theme.

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