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2014 Bands were; June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31



Opening Night of Marketfest
June 19, 2014


Ole
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
White Bear Dance Center

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

They have played at the Beach Dance after the Manitou Parade for the past 3 years, Bear'ly Open Dance at the White Bear Lake County Inn and Dellwood Ballroom.

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

Opening Night of Marketfest
June 19, 2014

Rebel Alley
Rebel Alley
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
The Brass Kickers

Rebel Alley's act consists of originals and a variety of covers ranging from hits of the 60's to today -- everything from Cream and Jimi Hendrix to Sublime and REM. The group's original tunes tend to feature intense electric guitar riffs and solos reminiscent of Guns N' Roses and Van Halen. They have 2-3 hours of material in their repertoire and are constantly adding to it.

The band is focusing on the rock/classic rock/blues rock genre.

Charlie Guan - Guitar
Nick Dulitz - Lead Vocals / Harmonica
Justin Engles - Bass / Vocals
Jeff Roslund - Drums


June 26, 2014

Harrison Street
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
The Brass Kickers

Ingredients:

- 2 full helpings of Old School Blues
- Equal and healthy portions of Roots and Country Swing
- All Mixed together with a ton of Soul


Harrison Street formed on April 30th of 2010 when Erin McCawley asked the super friendly, ever-smiling bass player Robb Stearns if he would be interested in playing bass for her if she started a band. He was enthusiastic as always. Dave Breckheimer was soon to follow with his amazing talent and grace. Joe Gagliardi was a familiar face, well known for his harmonica playing, and a treasure to hear as a guitar player. It wasn't long before he was added to our trio. All we needed was a drummer. We were very pleased to be introduced to Jeff Hoffmann. Jeff has caress on the drums that polishes off our sound and gives it those finishing touches.

June 26, 2014
Katy Vernon
Katy Vernon
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
WBL Drumline

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. She moved to the US after meeting her future American husband on a train from Amsterdam to Berlin.

As lead singer for the group ‘The Camdens’, Katy played all over the Twin Cities. She was also nominated for a Minnesota Music Award for her song ‘Invitation’ which was competing for Song Of The Year.


July 3, 2014
BBB Jazz
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
The BBB Jazz Orchestra and BBB Combo 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. July 3, 2014

Everett Smithson
White Bear MitsubishI
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
Harmonica Lessons by Everett Smithson

The Everett Smithson Band plays an interesting variety of music as well as standards that have a unique spin on them and many delightful originals. New Orleans / French Quarter Music is what you will see and hear. Zydeco, Blues, Rockin Roots, Hillbilly Hoedowns, gospel and more....... With the music being very infectious and the playful stage presence, the audience gets connected fast.

The band consists of Phil Schmid on Guitar, Jeremy Johnson on Drums and the ubiquitous Bill Black on Standup Bass.


July 10, 2014

Jennifer Grimm
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
Just For Kix

Growing up on the road was fun for Jennifer as she danced and sang her way across the country with her family's variety act for the first thirteen years of her life. After settling down in the Twin Cities in her teens, she attended public school for the first time and kept performing with her mother, Colleen Raye, in various venues including the Mall of America, Treasure Island Casino and Mystic Lake Casino.

While earning her degree in Mathematics from Augsburg College, Jennifer continued singing in clubs with 10-piece funk bands, in various cabaret and theater venues with theater companies, and in convention halls and churches as a featured vocalist with Augsburg College's Gospel Praise.

July 10, 2014

White Bear Lake Teachers Band
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Intermission
Dream Faith Puppets

The White Bear Lake Teachers Band is back again this year on the 3rd Street Stage.



July 17, 2014

Free and Easy
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
Sun Yi Academy
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.
July 17th, 2014

Patchouli
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
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.


July 24th, 2014

Tim & The Pickups
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
Richter Piano Group
Tim and The Pickups strive to strike a balance between vintage authenticity and modern innovation when playing your favorites from the golden era of rock 'n roll and soul.

They aim to breathe new life into some familiar songs by blending classic tunes with contemporary arrangements (and vice versa). Our greatest success comes when we know our audience is having as much fun in the crowd as we are having on stage.

Genre Rock 'n Roll

Tim - Vocals
Mark - Guitar
Seth - Guitar
Adam - Bass
Jason - Drums
July 24th, 2014

The Silver Hammer Quartet
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
Beatles Tribute Band!

Mike Ryan Guitar/Vocals,
Mike Nilles Guitar/Vocals,
Andy Richards Bass Guitar/Vocals,
and Doug Salmela (Drums)

Great Harmonies
Great Song Selection
Great Players

Are you ready to dance and sing!

July 31, 2014 (Last Marketfest of 2014)

Joe Cruz & Scenic Roots
Manitou Station
Gazebo Stage
Intermission
4th Street Dance

Joe Cruz is regarded as one of the most versatile and energetic multi-stringed instrumentalists on the Twin Cities music scene today. Throughout his 30-year career, this passionate musician has been involved with numerous groups and recording projects, developing a vast array of styles. On any given night he can be found playing anything from solo acoustic guitar to screaming electric, swinging with a jazz combo, picking mandolin, in a bluegrass band or exploring Latin music on Cuban Tres, and Puerto Rican cuatro. Also a composer, Joe has an extensive repertoire of original song and instrumental compositions. In addition to his musical talents, Joe is an accomplished wood turner and furniture builder.

July 31, 2014 (Last Marketfest of 2014)

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.