Entertainment/Celebrity Appearances


image-400x267We 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 who is also the co-founder and Vice-president, and Kevin Schiele (Kevdogg) who is the Shop Foreman and drives that beautiful KindigIt-Designs rig, will be here all three days; and, again this year, they are bringing a couple of those “Bitchin Rides”!The Kindig-Designs big rig will be located near the fairgrounds main entrance at Cosgrove and Dan Patch. Dave and Kevin will sign autographs on Friday and Saturday at 11:00am – 1:00pm*, and 2:00-4:00pm*; and, on Sunday from 11:00am – 1:00pm*. (*if there is a schedule change a notification will be posted on this webpage and the Back to the 50’s Weekend Facebook page)

Dave Kindig“I am a Hot Rodder married to my beautiful wife Charity and we have two amazing children, Baylee and Drew. I love what I do everyday!”
Dave Kindig – Owner/Designer

Dave started 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
Facebook: Dave Kindig
Instagram: @DaveKindig
Instagram: @Kindigitdesigns


The BANDSHELL STAGE is located on the east side of the fairgrounds near the Space Tower. Information on Bandshell Stage entertainment is below

The WESTEND SHAKEDOWN STAGE located west of the grandstand in te West End Market.  Click here to view their webpage ad entertainment schedule.

Be sure to check out  what is happening on each stage each day!

FRIDAY – SATURDAY – SUNDAY   .. 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

FRIDAY – June 21, 2019  6:30pm – 9:30pm – RICHIE LEE and the FABULOUS 50’s
on the BANDSHELL STAGE (Located near the Space Tower)

Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s will take you back to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll history wrapped up into a high energy show! From Des Moines, Iowa, Richie Lee started out performing at a young age and has had the great opportunity in sharing the stage and opening up for many of the original Rock ‘n’ Roll greats. The music will sound just as it did back then. The band does their absolute best to stay true to the original sound of the songs. Just to name a few, you will hear music by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys!

Website:  Richie Lee Productions 
Facebook: Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s

SATURDAY  – June 22, 2019  6:30pm – 9:30pm   THE WHITESIDEWALLS!
on the BANDSHELL STAGE  (Located near the Space Tower)

Since their genesis over 45 years ago, the Whitesidewalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue has been the Midwest’s ultimate 1950s and 1960s doo-wop and rock & roll show band, with a loyal fan base that continues to grow and show their support and love for The Whitesidewalls.

Featuring five singers playing multiple instruments, the tight harmonies and driving dance beat of the Whitesidewalls are the signature of the Rock ‘n Roll Revue. Hound Dog, Swanee, Gino Gambucci, Bobby Maestro and Rocky Beaumont have handcrafted a fabulous show that will have you jumping just like it did all those years ago!

This talented group of versatile artists from Minnesota and Wisconsin performs for many thousands of people each year, demonstrating their agile musicianship while putting on a great show. Come on out and see for yourself- you won’t be disappointed!

Website:  The Whitesidewalls
Facebook: The Whitesidewalls

and also performimg at the Closing Ceremonies
on the BANDSHELL STAGE (Located near the Space Tower)

10:30am – Entertainment provided by The Memories
11:00am – Church Service – Chaplain Bill Schimmelman 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!