Pavilion Stage - Saturday, September 8, 2018

  Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Orchestra Photo by Al Fack

Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Orchestra
Photo by Al Fack

12-12:50 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra

A Minnesota-based quintet performing original roots music, influenced by jazz, Gypsy, tango, Irish, folk, blues, bluegrass & rock.


  Bee Balm Fields  Photo from Facebook

Bee Balm Fields
Photo from Facebook

1-2 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

bee balm fields

 


  Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers  Photo from Facebook

Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers
Photo from Facebook

2:15-3:15 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

molly maher and her disbelievers

 


3:30-4:30 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

miss myra and the moonshiners

 


  Bruce Davis Folk Scene Etc .   Photo from Facebook

Bruce Davis Folk Scene Etc.
Photo from Facebook

4:35-4:55 PM - On the patio - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

Bruce Davis folk scene etc.

"Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana. Played in a folk-rock band called Whole Wheat back in the 70s. Moved to Minnesota in 1978. Stayed after my truck wouldn't start again that winter."


  Jon Cleary   Photo from newfrontiertouring.com

Jon Cleary
Photo from newfrontiertouring.com

5:10-6:25 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

jon cleary

Jon Cleary  is a funk and R&B musician based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was originally from Cranbrook in Kent, England, and for the past 20 years has studied the "musical culture and life of New Orleans," Cleary is an accomplished pianist as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, a vocalist and a songwriter, has performed with a number of music luminaries including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Ryan Adams, and Eric Burdon. 

Cleary's album, Go Go Juice, won the Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album in 2016


  Pat Donohue & the Prairie All Stars     Photo from Facebook

Pat Donohue & the Prairie All Stars
Photo from Facebook

6:45-8:15 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

pat donohue & the prairie all stars

 

 


  The Twilight Hours   Photo from Facebook

The Twilight Hours
Photo from Facebook

8:30-10 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

The twilight hours

 

Joyce's North Grove Stage - Saturday, September 8, 2018

  Minnesota Zoomobile

Minnesota Zoomobile

12-12:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

minnesota zoomobile (2 shows)

Feathered and other friends, from the folks at the Minnesota Zoo. Also at 2 PM.


1-1:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

stephan dudash with ron Arsenault

Originally from Mankato, Stephan Dudash is a 5-string violist—the Big Fiddle with five strings (created by David Burgess). His music will move you, swing you to your feet, and fill your heart with romance with his own brand of gypsy violin music. Whether it's popular love songs, standards or some of Stephan’s own sizzling compositions, you'll wonder why you've never heard these songs done on a string instrument before. Playing today with his old friend and Rock Bend's own, Ron Arsenault.


  Minnesota Zoomobile    Photo from Facebook

Minnesota Zoomobile
Photo from Facebook

2-2:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

minnesota zoomobile

Feathered and other friends, from the folks at the Minnesota Zoo.


3-3:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

Pete Bloedel

A charismatic vaudeville entertainer with a flair for working audience members into his show, a mix of magic, juggling, music, jokes, and physical comedy enjoyed by both young and old.


4-4:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

kildahl, vonderharr, gravelin

 


5-5:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

singer songwriters stage - charlie roth, erik koskinen, and pat donohue

 


  Miss Myra and The Moonshiners    Photo from Facebook

Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
Photo from Facebook

6-6:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday

miss myra and the moonshiners

Miss Myra and The Moonshiners are a formidable 5-piece swing band bringing a fresh female-driven perspective to traditional New Orleans and hot club jazz, playing a broad repertoire of classic tunes from the ‘20s and ‘30s and inspired originals. With powerful vocals, a smoking horn section, and sweet rhythm, they are guaranteed to lift spirits and fill the dance floor.

Pavilion Stage - Sunday, September 9, 2018

12-1 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

the divers

The Divers have been performing for various events in and around Mankato since 1991. High-energy, eclectic folk with heaps of comedy on top.


  City Mouse   Photo from Facebook

City Mouse
Photo from Facebook

1:15-2:30 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

city mouse and friends

After a quarter century together, the sextet stands as a brotherhood and partnership in harmony.

 


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2:30-2:50 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

Raffle

Purchase raffle tickets at the information booth ($5 suggested donation) to be entered for giveaways throughout the festival! Prizes include:

  • CD package with one CD from each artist who performed at the 2018 Festival
  • & many other items from local businesses, food, and craft vendors

Winners must be present to win the prizes listed above (drawn Sunday at 2:30) but do not need to be present for vendor prizes given away between acts. All proceeds go to supporting the 29th Annual Rock Bend Folk Festival (September 7 & 8, 2019).


2:55-4:10 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

brass lassie

 


4:30-5:45 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

The bus boys

 

Joyce's North Grove Stage - Sunday, September 9, 2018

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12-12:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday

Open Stage

Sign up at the stage before noon to play.


   

  

1:15-2 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday

laura karels

 


  The 478th Melange    Photo by Sifei Cheng

The 478th Melange
Photo by Sifei Cheng

2-2:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday

the 478th melange

Joe Tougas and Ann

 


3-3:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday

singer songwriters stage -  dick kimmel, andrea lynn, peter klug

 

 


  Harper's Chord    Photo from Facebook

Harper's Chord
Photo from Facebook

4-4:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday

harper's chord

 

 

Banner photo by Joel Jackson.