Entertainment

 

The BANDSHELL STAGE is located on the east side of the fairgrounds near the
Space Tower. Be sure to check out  what is happening on each stage each day!


PARADING THROUGH THE FAIRGROUNDS
FRIDAY – SATURDAY – SUNDAY  from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Dixie Land Band 264x138The DIXIELAND PICK-UP BAND is gearing up to spread happy music and fun 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 17, 2022  6:30pm – 9:30pm
ROBBY VEE!

“A rock-n-roll original…” 
Join us for an evening of electricity and music hosted by Second Generation Rockabilly Hall of Fame rocker Robby Vee.Vee 2022 PR(1)
“This is an amazing musician who is famous for absolutely bringing the house downlive. Robby Vee is a wickedly talented songwriter but it’s the stage where he truly calls home.” —Matt Miles, Yack Magazine, Robby Vee “The Prince Of Twang” was born Robert Velline named after his father Bobby Vee.
He is recognized by both the American &
Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fames and in 2022 he has been recognized by the IRRMA for an Induction into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Vee has been performing his unique style of Rock-n- Roll music for years on stages across the globe. Having been on tour with the legends and architects of rock-n-roll, Robby has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the best, from James Burton to Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, (playwrights) Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice and his father, 60’s pop rocker Bobby Vee and many more.
Visit his website which includes his  Biography and Tour Dates:  https://www.robbyvee.net


2022 MSRA, MISS BACK TO THE 50’s WEEKEND PIN UP CONTEST
The Pin-Up Contest will be on Saturday, June 18th, from Noon to 3:00pm

PinUp Contest

The Katfish Kittens are back again to host the MSRA, Miss Back to the Fifties, Pin Up Contest at MSRA Back to the 50’s Weekend! This years theme will be “Gilded Glamour,” which takes us back to all the glitz and rhinestones of the golden era of Hollywood.

2021 MSRA Miss Back to the Fifties, Marilyn Meow and Miss Streetrod Sweetheart, Lindy HopsThe Katfish Kittens are excited to continue their partnership with the MSRA to produce this year’s pinup contest at Back to the Fifties Weekend. These “hot rod queens” pride themselves in being a different kind of group. With their extensive charity work, collaborations with various car shows, promotional assistance, and even some car knowledge, these ladies are more than just your typical pinups posing with cars.

2021 MSRA Miss Back to the Fifties, Marilyn Meow, and Miss Streetrod Sweetheart, Lindy Hops.


There will be TWO BANDS THIS YEAR:  

Kinda Fonda Wanda

11:00am-ish -Kinda Fonda Wanda will be playing.
The 241s
Noon – 2:00pm- The PinUp contest  
And THE 241’s will be performing in-between the rounds of the PinUp Contest. .


.SATURDAY – June 18, 2022  6:30pm – 9:30pm
THE TRASHMEN’S TONY ANDREASON WITH THE SURF DAWGS

Tony Andreason and The Trashmen are one of the early pioneers of Rock and Roll in the Twin Trashmen Surf poster 11x17 cutCities area getting their start in the early 1960’s, and then breaking out Internationally in 1963, with the iconic hit record “Surfin’ Bird”. Only The Beatles stopped the group from making #1 on the Billboard Top 40 Charts. Over the years Surfin’ Bird has been used in movies, commercials, and Television shows, most recently in the early 2000’s with its appearance in several episodes of Family Guy which caused the song to soar to #1 in the U.K.
Tony now brings the fun and excitement of Surfin’ Bird and other Trashmen hits to the Concert stage backed by The Surf Dawgs featuring Zippy Caplan of The Litter. The Surf Dawgs began in 2001 and are well known in their own right with 9 albums selling worldwide and a track record of top venues in the Twin Cities area and the Midwest. Take a trip back in time to a simpler era when Drive-In Theaters, Juke Boxes and Teen Dances were all the rage and enjoy the sounds of early Rock and Roll.


We are excited to have on stage at the Bandshell as the Opening Act on
Friday, June 17th 
and Saturday, June 18th at 6:00pm.
JERRY FRASIER

A jolt of Jerry is packed with personality, amped-up and fully charged. His bold, interactive styleJerryFrasier truly empowers people to let go and laugh. Described as a “comic Houdini”, Jerry works MAGIC on an audience…simple as that. But, what makes this veteran showman truly special is how people genuinely respond to him. He sets the stage for fast, amazing fun and builds a surge of comedy momentum where volunteers become STARS. THEY get all the buzz after the show!
Visit his website: https://www.glberg.com/roster/David-Malmberg


SUNDAY – June 19, 2022 CHURCH SERVICE, THE MEMORIES,
and also performing at the Closing Ceremonies
on the BANDSHELL STAGE

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!