Westend Shakedown

Last year was the first year for the WESTEND SHAKEDOWN and it was a HUGE success! We are proud to announce that the “WESTEND SHAKEDOWN” is back.
As car shows grow we are finding we have a wide profile of participants. The common bond is still the cars, but the car culture is broadening. We have a growing number of younger groups and clubs. So in MSRA style we are bringing a new view to our show.

Music is a blend of groups from Rockabilly and 70s to 90s Retro based groups. We also have added an MSRA supported Pin-up Contest for the 2nd year. The contest drew contestants from 5 states last year. The show is quickly growing as a Premiere event in the upper Midwest. Vendors are responding and bringing many new products to the show.
So with stages full of new entertainment How could you go wrong, except by not attending.

MSRA and the Westend Shakedown committee is fired up to announce that
Justin Nichols and some of his crew from MotorTrend TV’s “Wrench’d”
will be joining us this year!  Now in it’s second season on the MotorTrend channel Justin will be bringing their big rig and a couple of their vehicles along with them!
Visit the Celebrity Webpage to learn more and view their autograph schedule!

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 Marilyn Mercury of  Mercury Studios. and support from the Katfish Kittens. Jenny said, “and several of Katfish Kittens are multiple contest winners as well, we know pin up!” Jennie Gorbunow has been actively participating in our Back To The 50’s car show as Marilyn Monroe in past years. Jenny was the right person to take the lead in this Pin-up contest.

The Star Chiefs will be playing some great Rockabilly during the voting and Judges make a selection of Miss Back To The 50’s 2019. There will be a1st and 2nd place as well as other surprises throughout the show.

For the link to all the details about the Pin Up contest, CLICK HERE/

FRIDAY – June 21, 2019  7:00pm – 9:30pm 

Bad Girlfriends are a crowd favorite at fairs, festivals, motorcycle rallies, and clubs performing a high energy mix of classic and current rock, country and pop with a few surprises that really make them stand out. They step out of the normal cover band realm by delivering a powerful performance of music by the Tran-Siberian Orchestra. You won’t forget this band! Bad Girlfriends feature two of the Twin Cities’ best female lead vocalists as well as male vocalists who harmonize beautifully as well as an animated female fiddle player. All six of the musicians in Bad Girlfriends are top notch seasoned pros. Once you’ve seen Bad Girlfriends, you’ll definitely be a fan! Grab your friends and we’ll see YOU at our next show!

Website:  http://badgirlfriendsrock.com/
Facebook:  Bad Girlfriends
Twitter:  Bad Girlfriends



SATURDAY – June 22, 2019  at Noon: The Miss Back to the 50’s Pin Up Contest

Join us for the second annual Miss Back to the Fifties Pin Up Contest! 25 beauties compete to hold the title along with second place, Miss Streetrod Sweetheart!
Rockabilly swing music by the Star Chiefs before, in between rounds and after is sure to get you up and dancing, and keep everyone entertained!
For complete details, and to meet the 25 candidates, please visit their Facebook page!

MSRA, Miss Back to the Fifties, Pin Up Contest

Rockabilly swing music played in between rounds and after is sure to get you up and dancing, and keep everyone entertained Playing on stage during the Pin Up Contest again this year will be The Star Chiefs!
Facebook: Star Chiefs


SATURDAY – June 22, 2019  7:00pm – 9:30pm 

Welcome to “Anthem – A Salute to Arena Rock”. Anthem is the unparalleled classic hard-rock show of the Upper Midwest. Based in the Twin Cities, Anthem produces an authentic, bigger-than-life rock and roll experience. With the right combination of experienced players, massive sound and raw energy, Anthem truly delivers. If you want to hear faithful, live reproductions of rock legends such as Journey, AC/DC, Guns and Roses, Def Leppard, Foreigner, and Bon Jovi (among others), Anthem is the band for you.

Anthem’s front man and founder, Keith Anthony, has years of experience in the business world as well as fronting numerous local acts. Anthony set out with a focus to build a band around one simple concept: to accurately reproduce the music of his generation, with one simple requirement: It needed to be done right! And the answer to his challenge is “ANTHEM – A Salute to Arena Rock”.

For questions or bookings, contact ANTHEM directly at: anthembandrocks@gmail.com 
Website:  Anthem 
Facebook: Anthem