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Bands from 2013



Dan Perry & Ice cream
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage

Dan Perry & Ice Cream perform 60s/70s classic rock, blues, R&B, pop, jazz, country, and originals. Brought together from every part of the Twin Cities Metro area - White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, North Oaks, Shoreview, Lino Lakes, Arden Hills, St. Paul, Eagan, Mendota Hts. and Cannon Falls - our amazing, versatile musicians and singers are among the best Minnesota has to offer.


Jim Allen - Bass Guitar and Vocals Anne Atchison - Piano Christine Brough - Flute and Saxophone Joe Brough - Keys, Hats and Vocals Judy Buerkle - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals Julie Conzemius - Vocals Jennifer Kehler - Vocals Julie Keller - Vocals Rose Kubiatowicz - Mandolin Joanne Pauley - Vocals Dan Perry - Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar Laurie Peterman - Vocals Joe Scanlan - Drums Josh La Mere - Roady

Molly & The Mistakes
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage

Soul music is from a previous generation, but it's not dead. Molly and the Mistakes brings fresh new energy to this timeless genre. A young and energetic quartet centered around dynamic lead vocalist, Molly Hasbrook, Molly and the Mistakes is a fresh take on an old sound. From classic performers like Otis Redding and Etta James, to current hits like Cee-Lo Green and Adele, Molly and the Mistakes promises a wonderful performance, with a young face.

Focusing on Blues, Soul, Jazz, and R&B, Molly and the Mistakes is your go-to band for live entertainment.


The Irresistibles featuring Mick Sterling
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
One of the hottest bands in town, THE IRRESISTIBLES is a fresh new approach and presentation in the Twin Cities area. Fronted by vocal powerhouses Katie Gearty and Cate Fierro, as well as Mick Sterling, THE IRRESISTIBLES are a killer Retro-Soul band that is a great mix of The Commitments, meets Amy Winehouse meets Otis Redding at Monterey. Featuring songs from Tyrone Davis, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Tina Tuner, James Brown, Delaney and Bonnie, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart and many other great soul artists, the band is danceable and well... irresistible. Find out why!
Sweet Tea
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street Stage
The four members of Sweet Tea deliver a stellar balance of raw, edgy blues rock an neo-soul filled fun! From the crazy cool classics to the obscure gems!

Alison Scott Band
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
While staying indier than indie, and completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through word of mouth with very little radio or media hype,, Alison is making the kind of soul music that PEOPLE love, not the kind that people are TOLD they should love by reading someone else's blog.

Working with multi-platinum guitarist/producer Kevin Bowe (Paul Westerberg, Etta James, Jonny Lang), drummer Peter Anderson (Polara, Honeydogs), bassist Steve Price (Rex Daisy), Alison has become one of the most popular live acts in Minneapolis

Armadillo Jump
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street Stage
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'. And they're darn tasty too.


Funktion Junction
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Funktion Junction is a seven piece outfit (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard & three vocalists) specializing in an unusual and appealing selection of covers - mostly from the 60's, 70's & 80's - with an emphasis on Soul, R&B, Rock & Funk.
Tim Cheesebrow
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
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.


The Barley Jacks
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street 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. These Minnesota based veterans of years in the musical trenches enjoy making music together so much that they sometimes giggle like little kids completely lost in a moment of play. Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique. The Minnesota-based Barley Jacks released their first recording Either Side of Night in June of 2010.



High & Mighty
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
High & Mighty is a high energy show band playing the best dance music from the 70's through todays top hits. Their renowned horn section and top notch vocalists make them one of the most unique and powerful live music experiences in the state.


Patchouli
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage

Nationally touring, award winning songwriter Julie Patchouli and master guitarist Bruce Hecksel light up the air with sparkling acoustic sounds and their powerful contagious chemistry. Famous for that smiling voice that instantly turns a bad day into a good one, Patchouli's down-to-earth, hopeful songwriting is "New American Folk" blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms. Patchouli's sound has been described as "the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings".
Patchouli represents the very top echelon of today's acoustic performers, bringing the highest level of skill together with the passion, experience and joy that are a rare combination indeed.


Free and Easy
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage

Free and Easy, an innovative Twin Cities' music original that changed the landscape of live music in Twin Cities night clubs is back and better than ever. The concept for Free & Easy was simple, use studio players and singers, write "hip" arrangements and play music that makes you want to dance.
Free and Easy cut their teeth on Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire and all things funky, and you'll love their takes on Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Black-Eyed Peas, Mayer Hawthorne, and Robin Thicke. If you want to take a walk on retro side you'll love their Jersey Boys Medley and might see a little Michael Jackson break out right after a Prince groove.


7 Cats Swing
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
The Seven Cats Swing Band entertains audiences with music that captures the elegance of the big band era of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie as well as a variety of top standards from the 30's to the 80's. Styles of music include traditional jazz, blues, swing, Latin, and ballads.
Band Members;
Saxy Cat, Ivory Cat, Groove Cat, Blat Cat, Stat Cat, Black Cat, Cat In-The-High-Hat, Kitten