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2016 Bands are; June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28



Opening Night of Marketfest
June 16, 2016


Hornucopia
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: White Bear Dance Center

Power of 10 presents: Hornucopia - a tribute to horns in the rock era (1960 - today). The hugely popular Power of 10 is breaking new ground as Hornucopia, an innovative tribute show. Distinct from the typical tribute band paying homage to a single band or genre, Hornucopia pays tribute to many artists and bands that feature songs that span the past six decades and celebrates multiple styles of music from rock to swing to pop to soul to funk, and latin to blues. Hornucopia promises a unique and unforgettable evening!

Opening Night of Marketfest
June 16, 2016


Shake Down
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Jack and The Coax

This 3 piece family band from Forest Lake covers a variety of popular music including Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Maroon 5 and One Republic to name a few.

Timothy Tkach, Guitar, vocals
David Tkach, Drums, vocals
Erik Larson, Guitar, vocals


June 23, 2016

Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: Richter Piano Student Showcase


JoyAnn Parker and Sweet Tea, a powerful mix of blues, soul, rock and funk music. Sweet Tea plays many local venues. Come check them out and get your toes tapping.

JoyAnn Parker, Vocal, guitar
Mick Zampagne, Piano, organ
Nick Zwack, Drums
Mark Lamorine, Guitar, vocals
Mike Corvale, Bass

June 23, 2016

Katy Vernon Band
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Brio Brass

Born and raised in London, UK, Katy now calls White Bear Lake, Minnesota home. She has written songs for as long as she can remember and is always happiest when she's singing, even when dealing with some pretty tough challenges. Katy's debut solo release was 'Before I Forget'. This was both a tribute to her parents, whom she lost as a teen, but also an embrace of her new solo direction after discovering the ukulele and the songwriting it inspired.

Katy Vernon, Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
Simon Husbands, Keyboards
Clay Williams, Guitar
Chris McAtee, Drums
Reed Pagel, Bass


June 30, 2016
Inside Straight
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: WBLHS Drum Line

This 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 experience.

Kurt Koehler, Guitar, Vocals
Bill Swanson, Keys, Vocals
Mark Zmuda, Bass, Vocals
Rick Johnson, Drums, Vocals
Brian "Zoot" Simonds, Saxophone

June 30, 2016

Scottie Miller Band
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Lakeshore Players - Radio Players

Scottie Miller Band is currently promoting their 9th independent CD release "Reciprocation." An exciting fusion of blues-rock-funk and soul. Scottie Miller is a Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame inductee and the touring keyboardist for 3-time Grammy nominated singer, Ruthie Foster.

Scottie Miller, Vocals, Piano, Organ, Mandolin
Mark O'Day, Drums
Patrick Allen, Guitar, Vocals
Dik Shopteau, Bass, Vocals


July 7, 2016


High Brow and the Shades
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: Just for Kix

High Brow and The Shades is a high-energy, engaging, entertaining, dance show band that performs a variety of music from the past five decades to current. High Brow and the Shades performs entertainment for everyone in your audience - young, old and everyone in-between. We play Aretha Franklin to Santana to Bruno Mars to Elle King, from Journey Earth, Wind and Fire to Lady Antebellum to Carrie Underwood, from Pharrell Williams to Maroon 5 to Whitney Houston to Katie Perry, from a Grease Medley to "Let It Go" from Frozen, Foot Loose, and many more. We've performed consecutive years at: The Taste of Maplewood festival, South St. Paul's On the Road Again event, Canterbury Park, Minneapolis' Red, White and Blue Celebrations 4th of July Celebrations, St. Bonifacous Fire Department Summer Festival, and Saint Henry's Parish Summer Festival, to name a few. We deliver foot tapping, dance, floor-filling entertainment.

Jimmy G., Drums, Vocals
Uncle Ray, Guitar, Vocals
Dr. J., Keyboard
Boogey Man Boyd, Bass guitar
Samantha Marie, Vocals


July 7, 2016

Pair of 7
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: : Justin Woodruff/Music by Young People

Smooth vocal harmonies, expansive guitar playing and up-beat showmanship is what Pair of 7 will showcase during their time at Marketfest. This pop/country/Americana duo has deep ties to White Bear Lake and the surrounding area.

Andy LaCasse, Vocals, guitar
Susan LaCasse, Vocals


July 14, 2016

Two Hicks and a Chick
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Band Sponsor: Inspiration Performing Arts Center
Intermission: Inspiration Performing Arts Center

Ali Gray grew up in Shoreview, MN and has many friends and family members in the WBL area. Hey Y'all! It's high time for a little honky-tonk heaven and Two Hicks and a Chick will take you there! We're a fun loving acoustic trio dishing out all of your favorite country tunes. Need a little giddy-up? We never disappoint!

Jeff Becker, Acoustic guitar, vocals
Mark Knoll, Electric guitar, vocals
Ali Gray, Vocals, Tambourine

July 14, 2016

Crooked Dice
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Crooked Dice Harmonica Lessons

Crooked Dice has performed at many local White Bear venues favoring classic and southern rock genres. You won't want to miss your opportunity to learn how to play the harmonica during the band's intermission time. Harmonicas provided.

Joey Flip, Vocals, guitar
Mike O'Malley, Vocals, guitar
Gypsy Scott, Drums, vocals
Brett Moussean, Bass


July 21, 2016

Armadillo Jump
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: Sun Yi Karate


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'!

July 21, 2016

Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Mitchell LeGrand

Michael Ray Pfeifer & The Nasty Notes latest record, "The Higher You Climb" has the listener sifting through stories that cobles together patches of sound to make an alt-country album out of the remains. It's raw and will stay with you after the first listen- Youa Vang, City Pages.

Michael Ray Pfeifer, Vocals, guitar
Curt Hutchens, Lead guitar
Pat Wheeler, Rhythm guitar
Dan Carlson, Bass
John Fitzgerald, Drums


July 28, 2016
(Last Marketfest for 2016)


Mary Jane Alm Band
Kowalski's Gazebo Stage
4th and Washington Square
Intermission: Tim Snow

Mary Jane Alm is one of today's most remarkable and best known performers on the Midwest music scene. She has toured internationally, been featured on national network T.V. and advertising and has performed on stage for some of America's largest corporations. Honored with fifteen Minnesota Music Awards including "Best Female Vocalist" and "Artist of the Year", Mary Jane's performances have been called "music for singers". Her artistry has won her a celebrated reputation among musicians, critics and public alike.

Mary Jane Alm, Lead Vocal
Boyd Lee, Acoustic guitar, vocal
Brian Peters, Electric guitar, pedal steel
Scooter Nelson, Drums, Vocals
Gordy Johnson, Bass
July 28, 2016 (Last Marketfest for 2016)

Tim Cheesebrow & The Hot Dish Band
White Bear Mitsubishi
3rd Street Stage
3rd and Banning
Intermission: Brent & Betsy Clark Duo
Hot Dish is a delicious mix of classic rock. We play the tunes we love...the good stuff, the timeless songs that everyone knows the words to. Individually we're all professional musicians, playing in several projects, but this band has been jamming together for over 15 years. We're great friends who love playing music together...the shows are high-energy and the good times being had on stage are infectious. You're going to have a great time too. 3 out of the 5 members are WBL High School graduates.

Thank You to our Stage Sponsors!


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