The band: Lead Vocal & Rhythm Guitar: Bob Dickudt Lead Guitar: Gary Williams Bass Guitar & Vocal: Rob Gilder Keys & Vocal: Eric Koser Drums & Vocal: Jim Siatsis
The loose Gravel Band plays classic hits, rock and roll, country and folk from the 60's, 70's and 80's at venues in and around the Mankato area. They have fun when you have fun - come enjoy some music with us!
The Wonderful World of Woody
Friday, July 21 2pm - 2:45pm, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
This interactive children’s show features the multi-talented Tom Strohmyer, known professionally as “Woody”. Tom has been performing since 1983, singing and playing guitar, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and harmonica, in bands like "The Rockin’ Hollywoods” and as a solo performer. Every show features his many talents, highlighted by music and sing-alongs, juggling, some rock & roll, a little magic, dancing and plenty of audience participation, all rolled into one nonstop entertainment experience, sure to please all ages!
MN Jack Sparrow
Friday, July 21 3:30pm
With a mastery of Jacks movements, his voice, and a wardrobe worthy of Hollywood, MN Jack Sparrow keeps things very real and authentic to even the biggest fan. Don't be surprised if you "accidentally" learn some REAL pirate facts from this history buff, he spends a large amount of time teaching Pirate History to schools and historical events from coast to coast.
Gabriel Holmes- Hypnotist
Friday, July 21 7:30pm Gabriel's performances are unique, hilarious and very enlightening. Gabriel has an outstanding reputation for bringing a fun, fresh and purely entertaining approach to hypnotism while dispelling the mysterious and degrading myths that often surround this fascinating state of mind. Gabriel's hypnotic induction features a completely observable process during which the audience becomes the witness to a remarkable transformation from the conscious to a subconscious state of mind.
Local Talent Variety Show
Saturday, July 22 12:30pm
Singer/songwriter Ben Scruggs is a folk/blues/americana musician from Mankato, Minnesota. His style has been described by the Mankato Free Press as "folky, fun and electric."
Saturday, July 22 1:00pm
Mal originally grew up in MN Lake, is now a staple of the Mankato music scene. Mal plays a variety of covers, with a large mix of folk and country music, but also plays her own original music.
Saturday, July 22 1:30pm
Chris is a seasoned singer/songwriter from Southern Minnesota who dedicates his life to music. Deeply rooted in folk and unafraid to stomp and howl, Bertrand has hundreds of shows under his belt and will soon be releasing his first recording effort, "By The Pour"
Saturday, July 22 2:00pm
With an electric stage presence and sound for any mood these boys will be keeping there name steadfast growing in pop culture. This music group is one to keep your eye on this next year and beyond!
Saturday, July 22 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Comedy, voice tossing, storytelling, and music. A veritable cornucopia of entertainment that will keep your audience talking and laughing for some time to come. The wisecracking antics of the lovable Simon Spencer, America's grouchiest farmer, Leonard Cribble, and the totally clueless Lars Gunderson, provide one sizzling laugh after another.
Saturday, July 22 9:30pm
The Amazing Hoopsters is a family of 6 from Hutchinson Minnesota performing spectacular hooping tricks choreographed to an artistic hoop dance performance. Advancing their ability to effortlessly maneuver the multiple hoops throughout their bodies and fluently shifting the hoops into a variety of designs, they produced a day show with an audience participation portion, and a night show including illuminating hoops which mesmerizes spectators.
PJ's Fun Magic Show
Sunday, July 23 1:00pm - 2:30pm Magician Paul Johnson ("PJ") has been entertaining the young and the "young at heart" for over 20 years! He is a comic magician who preforms professionally throughout the Midwest, delighting audiences of all sizes and venues.