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
The 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 18, 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm
BUDDY HOLLY’S DANCE PARTY REUNION
DANCE PARTY REUNION is a ‘re-staging’ of Buddy Holly’s 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy’s co-stars, Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”, performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (with Brian Pekol, singing “Teenager in Love”), The Big Bopper (“Chantilly Lace”, featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo (“Fake Out”, featuring Gary Rue).
A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly, featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of The Crickets! Hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser! Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue. For more information visit their webpage at https://garyrue.com/buddy-holly-dance-party-reunion
2021 MSRA, MISS BACK TO THE 50’s WEEKEND PIN UP CONTEST
The Pin-Up Contest will be on Saturday from Noon to 3:00pm
Saturday afternoon starting at 12:00 p.m. we will have a
PIN-UP CONTEST that will be hosted by the Katfish Kittens.
The 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.
SATURDAY – June 19, 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm
THE CASTAWAYS are a nationally-known Minnesota based classic rock band featuring our 1965 national hit record “Liar,Liar”. The Castaways are one of the region’s top festival/fair/car show attractions. The Castaways are ready to rock at the MSRA Back to the 50’s- the best car show in the USA!
Visit their website at: www.thecastawaysrock.com
We are excited to have on stage at Bandsell as the Opening Act on
Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th at 6:00pm.
The DAVID MALMBERG Show. Comedy, voice tossing, story telling, and music. A veritable cornucopia of entertainment that will keep you talking and laughing for some time to come. The wisecracking antics of the lovable Simon Spencer, America’s grouchiest farmer, Leonard Cribble, and the totally clueless Lars Gunderson, provide one sizzling laugh after another.
This multi-talented seasoned performer has been the featured entertainment for some of the largest corporations in the country. He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many top music acts in America including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Merle Haggard, and The Statler Brothers.
Visit his website: https://www.glberg.com/roster/David-Malmberg
SUNDAY – June 20, 2021 CHURCH SERVICE, THE MEMORIES,
and also performimg 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!