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​HPR’s Festival Guide

by Paige Johnson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Music | June 29th, 2017

Here comes summer, full of sun, ice-cold drinks, and of course, music festivals. From the southeastern most corner of Minnesota to north of the very north of North Dakota, HPR has compiled enough music festivals to enhance any music lover’s summer nights and days.

Canada

Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 6 – July 9

Winnipeg, Canada

Folk

Headliners: Brandi Carlile, Feist, City and Color, The Shins, Esmé Patterson

More information and full lineup: http://winnipegfolkfestival.ca/

Minnesota

Basilica Block Party

July 7 – July 8

St. Paul, Minnesota

Pop, folk, alternative

Headliners: Brandi Carlile, WALK THE MOON, Gavin DeGraw, AWOLNATION, The Shins

More information and full lineup: https://www.basilicablockparty.org/

Rhythm of the River Music Festival

July 7 – July 8

Jackson, Minnesota

Country, rock, Americana

Headliners: Frogleg, Erik Koskinen, Boom Boom Steve V & The Knockouts, Jack Klatt, Paper Moon Shiners

More information and full lineup: http://www.rhythmoftheriver.org/

Iconic Fest

July 7 – July 8

Brainerd, Minnesota

Classic rock

Headliners: Georgia Satellites, T.G. Sheppard, Joe Diffie, Forgotten Highway, Eliminator

More information and full lineup: http://www.iconicfest.com/

Hambone Music Festival

July 7 – July 8

Rochester, Minnesota

Roots, blues

Headliners: Neorhythms, The Shift, Shannon Curfman Band, Bluedog Blues Band, Mark Cameron Band

More information and full lineup: http://www.hambonemusicfestival.com/

Iconic Country Fest

July 8

Hinckley, Minnesota

Country

Headliners: Connie Smith, BJ Thomas, Marty Stuart, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker

More information and full lineup: https://grandcasinomn.com/entertainment/iconic-country-fest/

RiverSong Music Festival

July 14 – July 15

Hutchinson, Minnesota

Acoustic, rock

Headliners: Gin Blossoms, Fabulous Armadillos, Heather Maloney, Shoeless Revolution, Jillian Rae

More information and full lineup: https://www.riversongfestival.org/

Lakefront Music Fest

July 14 – July 15

Prior Lake, Minnesota

Rock, country

Headliners: The Fray, Billy Currington, The Mowgli’s, Kat Perkins, Brianna Alomar

More information and full lineup: http://www.lakefrontmusicfest.com/

Pierz Freedom Fest

July 15

Pierz, Minnesota

Country

Headliners: Neal McCoy, Blackhawk, Chris Hawkey, The Fabulous Armadillos

More information and full lineup: http://www.pierzfreedomfest.com/

Minnesota Waldorf School Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

July 15

Maplewood, Minnesota

Bluegrass

Headliners: Okee Dokee Brothers with the Sawtooth Brothers, The OK Factor, Roe Family Singers, Curtis & Loretta, Northern Flannel Moore

More information and full lineup: https://mnwaldorf.org/bluegrass-and-old-time-music-festival/

Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival

July 15

Duluth, Minnesota

Reggae, world music

Headliners: Cham, Wayne Wonder, Nkulee Dube, Indika, Socaholix

More information and full lineup: https://www.bayfrontworldmusic.com/

Moondance Jam

July 20 – July 22

Walker, Minnesota

Classic rock and roll

Headliners: The Pretty Reckless, The Atomic Punks, Dorothy, Halestorm, Steve Miller Band

More information and full lineup: https://www.moondancejam.com/

Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival

July 21 – July 22

St. Paul, Minnesota

Blues and funk

Headliners: Reneé Austin, The Jimmys, Average White Band, Chase & Ovation, Mick Sterling and The Stud Brothers

More information and full lineup: http://www.lowertownbluesfestival.com/

Blues on Belgrade

July 22

North Mankato, Minnesota

Blues

Headliners: Echoes, Murphy Brothers, Charles Walker, City Mouse, Reverend Raven

More information and full lineup: https://www.businessonbelgrade.org/events/

Rock the Garden

July 22

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alternative, Americana, acoustic

Headliners: Bon Iver, The Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Dead Man Winter

More information and full lineup: http://rockthegardenfestival.com/

Strummin’ on the Rum RecFest

July 27 – July 30

Milaca, Minnesota

Bluegrass

Headliners: Tony Rook Band, Double Down Daredevils, Stony Brook, She’s My Sister, Barb Wire

More information and full lineup: http://www.milacarecfest.com/

FireFest

July 29

Cold Spring, Minnesota

Country

Headliners: Kip Moore, Big and Rich, Canaan Smith, Colt Ford, Chris Hawkey

More information and full lineup: http://www.firefestmn.com/

WE Fest

August 3 – August 5

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Country

Headliners: Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson

More information and full lineup: http://wefest.com/

Blues, Brews N BBQs

July 5

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Blues

Headliners: The Jimmys, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys featuring West Side Andy, Harrison Street, Paul Mayasich

More information and full lineup: https://highergrounds.moply.org/blues-brews-n-bbqs-2017/

Square Lake Film and Music Festival

August 5

Stillwater, Minnesota

Folk, rock, alternative

Headliners: Zuluzuluu, Roma di Luna, Gramma’s Boyfriend, The Black Eyed Snakes, The Sunken Lands

More information and full lineup: http://www.squarelakefestival.com/

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival

August 10 – August 13

Richmond, Minnesota

Bluegrass

Headliners: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po Ramblin’ Boys, Evan Kinney & His Dixieland Squirrel Skinners, Bluegrass Martins, Dugout Canoe

More information and full lineup: http://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/

Bayfront Blues Festival

August 11 – August 13

Duluth, Minnesota

Blues

Headliners: The Jimmys, Shannon Curfman, Kara Grainger, Mark Cameron, Ana Popovic

More information and full lineup: http://www.bayfrontblues.com/

Boundary Waters Blues Festival

August 17 – August 20

Ely, Minnesota

Blues

Headliners: Fattenin’ Frogs, The Tommy Bentz Band, Ken Valdez, Virgil Caine, Conspiracy Theory

More information and full lineup: http://www.boundarywatersradio.com/

Sounds of Summer

August 18 – August 20

Marshall, Minnesota

Rock

Headliners: Wendinger Band, PopRocks, Time Machine

More information and full lineup: http://www.marshallsoundsofsummer.com/

New London Music Festival

August 19

New London, Minnesota

Jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass

Headliners: Green Lake Bluegrass, Jesse Eugene, Mike Munson, Joyann Parker, Charlie Parr

More information and full lineup: https://newlondonmusicfestival.com/

Lakes Bluegrass Festival

August 24 – August 27

Pine River, Minnesota

Bluegrass

Headliners: The Po Ramblin Boys, The Kevin Prater Band, The Special Consensus, The Kody Noris Show, The Jeanette Williams Band

More information and full lineup: http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/

Minnesota State Fair

August 24 – September 04

St. Paul, Minnesota

Rock, pop, country

Headliners: Usher, Stevie Nicks, Nickelback, Toby Keith, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

More information and full lineup: http://www.mnstatefair.org/

Grand RockTember V

September 8 – September 9

Hinckley, Minnesota

Metal, hard rock

Headliners: Paradise Kitty, Extreme, Iron Maidens, Scrap Metal, Styx

More information and full lineup: https://grandcasinomn.com/entertainment/grand-rocktember-v/

Rock Bend Folk Festival

September 9 – September 10

St. Peter, Minnesota

Folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz

Headliners: To be announced

More information and full lineup: http://www.rockbend.org/

Ramble Jam

September 15 – September 16

Farmington, Minnesota

Country

Headliners: Brett Young, Chris Hawkey, Drew Baldridge

More information and full lineup: http://www.ramblejamcountry.com/

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

September 20 – September 24

Winona, Minnesota

Bluegrass

Headliners: Dead Man Winter, Dead Horses, Haunted Windchimes, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Charlie Parr

More information and full lineup: http://www.boatsandbluegrass.com/

North Dakota

Sertoma 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show

July 4

Sertoma, North Dakota

Rock

Headliners: Kenny and the Classics, Silverado

More information and full lineup: http://gfsertoma.org/fourth-of-july

Red River Valley Fair

July 11 – July 16

West Fargo, North Dakota

Rock, country

Headliners: Hairball, Granger Smith, Shinedown, Old Dominion Locash More information and full lineup: https://redrivervalleyfair.com/

Langdon Music Fest

July 14 – July 15

Langdon, North Dakota

Country

Headliners: Slamabama

More information and full lineup: http://www.cityoflangdon.com/chamber-music-fest.html

North Dakota State Fair

July 21 – July 29

Minot, North Dakota

Rock, pop, country

Headliners: Paramore, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Fergie

More information and full lineup: https://www.ndstatefair.com/

Fargo Blues Festival

July 28 – July 29

Fargo, North Dakota

Blues

Headliners: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Albert Cummings, Tweed Funk, The Bizness, Walter Trout

More information and full lineup: http://fargobluesfest.com/

Morton County Fair

August 3 – August 6

New Salem, North Dakota

Country

Headliners: Kimberly Bauer, Hanson Family Music, Justin Berger & Grandpa

More information and full lineup: http://www.mortoncountyfair.com/

KeplinFest

August 4 – August 5

Belcourt, North Dakota

Folk

Headliners: Hicktown, Brittney Moore, Christopher Pinette, Dallas and Phil Boyer, Jason Lepine

More information and full lineup: http://www.keplinfest.com/

Prairie Village Museum Fair

August 9 – August 10

Rugby, North Dakota

Country

Headliners: Brittan Grubb with Bill Frankie, GreenMan, Highway 43, Vicky Harmel & Edie Wurgler

More information and full lineup: http://www.prairievillagemuseum.com/village-fair--wheelwrights-gathering

Center Fest

August 11 – August 12

Robinson, North Dakota

Music: Wild Hands, The Knotties, Mr. Meaner, Eric Kerr

Pop up art show from Wandering Ghost

Comedians: Nate Fulsebakke, Mik Throntveit, Kendall Kehres, Jenni Lou Russi

https://www.facebook.com/centerfestnd/

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