for the autograph schedule for:


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

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

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

Returning this year to the Bandshell as the Opening Act on Friday, June 21st  and Saturday, June 22nd  is Sean Emery.

With his talent and an uncanny ability to read people, Sean Emery will scoop up your audience and embrace them with his circusy skills, comedy, and showmanship. Sean is an eccentric and talented entertainer, wowing the crowd with jaw-dropping juggling stunts that will have you asking yourself “How does he do that?”

Professionally trained with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Sean is one of the most in-demand entertainers for fairs, festivals, and corporate events around the country. When he’s not performing, Sean teaches circus arts at the University of Minnesota and also offers a workshop — Introduction to Antic Arts — to schools, libraries, and community events.

Simply put, Sean has a lot of fun, and you will too!
website:  http://www.seanemery.com/

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!