Entertainment/Celebrity Appearances



We love those Bitchin’ Rides! And, MSRA is very excited to announce that Dave Kindig, Kindig-it Design, is returning to this year’s Back to the 50’s!! Dave, his beautiful wife Charity, and Kevin Schiele (Kevdogg) will be here all three days and they are bringing a couple of those “Bitchin Rides”!

His new big rig will be located near the fairgrounds main entrance. Cosgrove and Dan Patch. He and Kevin will sign autographs on Fri and Sat at 11:00am – 1:00pm, and 2:00-4:00pm, and on Sunday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

image-400x267“I am a Hot Rodder married to my beautiful wife Charity for 23 years. We have two amazing children, Baylee and Drew. I love what I do everyday!”
Dave Kindig – Owner/Designer

Dave starteDave Kindigd as a young child, drawing cars and playing with hot wheels and turned that passion for cars into the self-taught entrepreneur that he is today. Dave’s imagination and keen sense of style continually produce some of North America’s most beautiful hot rods and customs. Dave continues to push the envelope on what is possible with car design and year after year his shop churns the best Bitchin’ Rides on the planet. 
(They) say, car design is an art form with few true masters. From concept & design, to build and then the finished product. It takes a person with special skills and vision to craft manufactured automotive vehicles into customs. It takes an entirely separate set of skills to turn these vehicles into masterfully designed One Off Custom Car Design fabrication business.

Website:  http://www.kindigit.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kindigitdesigns
Facebook: Kindig It Designs
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ENTERTAINMENT AT THE BANDSHELL (Located near the Space Tower)

FRIDAY – June 22, 2018  6:30pm – 9:30pm


THE ARCADES are a Minnesota based, family-friendly cover band that plays all the top dance tunes of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s. From Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers, to Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. We can play them all. Ballads are a specialty, but we can rock and roll with the best of them.

This talented group of singers and musicians have been playing professionally for many years and know exactly what the audience loves to listen to and more importantly, loves to dance to. As a six member group playing guitars, bass, keys, sax and drums, we provide a wide variety of music and a very entertaining stage show. Come on out and join the fun!

To read more about The Arcades visit their website: http://thearcadesband.com/


SATURDAY – June 23, 2018  6:30pm – 9:30pm


The CASTAWAYS are a nationally-known Minnesota based rock’n’roll band that audiences have been demanding, and enjoying, for many years. From community concerts and dance party events to the intimate settings of the country club or wedding reception, The Castaways showcase their unique vocal and instrumental talents for an exciting sight and sound experience.

The Castaways are comprised of four talented musicians. Jim Donna, keyboards and vocals, was one of the original founders of the band.  In the band’s early  days, The Castaways recorded Jim’s composition ‘LIAR, LIAR’, which became a million seller that vaulted the band  into the nation’s top ten!  In later years, Bob Donna, guitar and vocals, joined the band along with Rick Snider on drums and vocals and Ralph Hintz, bass and vocals. In 2005, Jim Donna was inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame.

To read more about The Castaways visit their website:  http://www.thecastawaysrock.com/

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – June 22-23, 2018  6:00pm



Dixie Land Band 264x138The Dixieland Pick-Up Band is gearing up to spread happy music and fun parading throughout the fairgrounds from 10:00am to 3:00pm in their 1930 Model AA Ford! Like the “Gaslight Gang” with their lamppost this group of enthusiastic musicians from Minnesota spread  their good cheer!
Click here for their bio and contact Information


SUNDAY – June 24, 2018
At the bandshell by the Space Tower

Church Service and The Memories
10:30am – Entertainment provided by The Memories
11:00am – Church Service – Chaplain Connie Warner and The Memories
1:00pm – Closing Ceremonies and Drawings – The Memories

The Memories will be entertaining before, during, and after the church service.
Tim Stevens and Warren Petryk first met as six-year olds on the bleachers of the Boyceville, Wisconsin, High School Gym in 1961 while watching their older brothers play basketball. They began performing music together during their grade school years with both playing trombone in the Junior High Band. Starting their freshmen year in the fall of 1969, Tim & Warren had every class together, for all four years of their high school career.  Studying together, playing sports together, and spending extended hours in the band & choir room with music instructor Ken Kline, nurtured a friendship and bond that remains strong today.
To read the complete bio and their personal story of this amazing duo please click here!