2015 Bands are; June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30



Opening Night of Marketfest
June 18, 2015


Ride
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
White Bear Dance Center

Started playing R & B and blues bands in 1967 for Ninety Proof, paid for college playing for The Village from '68-71, and has led the band Ride since mid-90's, taking on front man duties in 2000. I've played trumpet since I was eight and fell in love with the blues when I was ten. Picked up on harmonica at 19 and love instruments that require air: trumpet, harmonica and voice. Nothing better than moving the energy of a room with a group of friends finding a groove. Currently play the Central Coast of California with the Lenny Blue Band and the Mystery Brothers from January-April, but love coming back to Minnesota for thos amazing summer outdoor gigs.

Members; Randy Johnson, John Layton, Gerry Dahl, Steve Husten, Mike Bruns, and Jonathan Townsend
Opening Night of Marketfest
June 18, 2015

Drama Queen
Drama Queen
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD

Boasting former members of some of the Twin Cities' best bands, Drama Queen takes the music of artists as diverse as Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Adele, P!nk and BonJovi, and weaves them into a night of great party and dance music!

Joan: Lead vocals, Percussion
Steve: Guitar, Vocals
Polo: Keyboards, Vocals
Ted: Bass, Vocals
John: Drums, Vocals


June 25, 2015

Scottie Miller
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
TBD


Scottie Miller, (also known as Scottie "Bones" Miller) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz. "Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen's house. Highly recommended." Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine. (Quite the comparison, and he backs it up with high energy performance, creative song writing, dramatic lyrics and impeccable piano playing.)

He performs worldwide as a solo-artist, or with the incredibly funky "SMB" (Scottie Miller Band), (which features drummer Mark O'Day, guitarist Joe Cruz, and bassist Kevin Rowe). Recent theater performances find Scottie adding string quartet to the mix, further breaking the boundaries of style and genre. This "blues-pianist" shows again and again how versatile his music can be with blues, jazz, classical, funk and soul influences that blend together seamlessly.

June 25, 2015
Katy Vernon
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD

July 2, 2015
Barley Jacks
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new.

Front-man and fiddler Brian Wicklund is joined by Joe Cruz-guitar, Kevin Rowe-bass, and Joel Arpin-percussion. Their recordings "Either Side of Night" and "The Lighthouse" has been met with great praise by review.

Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique.
July 2, 2015

Amy & Adams
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD
Amy & Adams share their inspiring upbeat music with folks in the Twin Cities, Outstate, Midwest, and beyond.

For nearly 2 decades they've touched audiences of all ages at Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Wine Bars, Wineries, Schools, Churches, Libraries, City Concert Series, Ski Resorts, Casino, Art Fairs, Elder Care Facilities, and Weddings. Amy & Adams has been featured live on WCCO AM as well as other radio and TV stations throughout Minnesota, and Iowa.

July 9, 2015
 Soulmates
Soul Mates
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
TBD

Hailing from Minnesota, Texas and Mississippi, these four gentlemen blended their talents in 1992 to form this dynamic new blues/rock group. With their unique and exceptional style, Soulmates have delighted and impassioned audiences at the Fine Line Music Cafe, Glam Slam, the Cabooze, Whiskey Junction, and other top blues/rock venues in the Twin Cities area.

July 9, 2015

Wildcat Combo
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD

WildCat Combo (Former Members of Ole and Raggs) have played in the White Bear Lake area for years.

Todd is a White Bear Lake graduate and members of the band are involed in the community. Some of the local establishments they have played at include Kellerman's Event Center, Holihans, Washington Square, and Manito Station. Classic Rock for all ages



July 16, 2015
Inside Straight
Inside Straight Blues Band
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
TBD
Inside Straight Blues Band, a popular band with Twin Cities and regional club audiences, plays blues and blues-rock in the Chicago, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Louis and New Orleans traditions. Tempered with solid jazz, funk and R&B influences, the result is a sound that is unique to Inside Straight; a sound that is truly a collection of its member's backgrounds and experiences.

The band's founder and leader, Kurt Koehler (Lead Vocals & Guitar) was born in Chicago in 1952. Kurt has been singing and playing the blues for over 40 years, from smooth uptown styles to contemporary rock-edged Texas styles to the down & dirty sounds of the Southside and Westside of Chicago.

Mark Zmuda has been playing the bass since the mid-1960s. Greg Mans on drums has a long history of work with many Twin Cities bands. "Brother" Bill Swanson on keys and vocals.
July 16, 2015


White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD


July 23, 2015

Mary Jane Alm
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
TBD

"Of all Twin Cities performers, no one is more adored than Mary Jane Alm, a talented charmer with golden vocal chords, disarming sincerity, an impressive collection of original tunes and a hot, high-caliber band." - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Members: Mary Jane Alm- Vocals Scooter Nelson on drums, percussion and vocals Boyd Lee on acoustic guitar and vocals Brian C. Peters on electric guitars and pedal steel Gordy Johnson on bass.
July 23, 2015

Tim Cheesebrow
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD
Tim Cheesebrow is a singer/songwriter native to St. Paul, MN. Tim has been playing for audiences around Minnesota for 15 years. His music has been described as "a hopeful and heartfelt celebration of life on Earth" with a "liberal dose of Great Lakes heart."

Tim's musical experience has both depth and variety; he has been lead singer/guitarist for several rock groups, he has written/arranged for others, played in theatrical productions, performed in classical, jazz, bluegrass, dixieland and polka bands and spent time as an elementary/high school band instructor. He has composed many original works including a symphony for string quintet, a suite for wind ensemble and an opera.He draws upon these experiences to enrich his songwriting and add eclectic elements to keep things interesting.

July 30, 2015 (Last Marketfest of 2015)

Armadillo Jump
Kowalski's
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
TBD

Armadillo Jump is a Twin Cities/Minnesota based Rockin Rhythm and Blues band that has taken the music they love --rockin blues-- and cranked it up. The passion, excitement and energy they pour into the music comes across as something that's fresh and crispy. Mix in a little Texas-style rockin' blues attitude, slather it with moppin' sauce and a generous splash of the hot stuff and my friends, you have a recipe for a show that's unmistakably jumpin'.

Members: John Coburn - Guitar/Vocals Monica Louise - Vocals/Guitar Mike Brisson - Bass/Vocals Rose Duffy - Sax Jim Meier - Drums

July 30, 2015 (Last Marketfest of 2015)


White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
TBD


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