Pavilion Stage - Saturday, September 9, 2017

Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Photo by Al Fack

Captain Gravitone & The String Theory
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.


The Murphy Brothers Photo from Facebook

The Murphy Brothers
Photo from Facebook

1-2 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

the Murphy Brothers Band

If you like high energy, brilliant guitar work, percussion and vocals, don't miss the Murphy Brothers Band.


Jaedyn James & The Hunger Photo from jjandthehunger.com

Jaedyn James & The Hunger
Photo from jjandthehunger.com

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

Jaedyn James & the Hunger

A Funk.Love.Soul band freshly birthed from the loins of South Minneapolis. Performing not only accomplished renditions of juicy deep cut tracks, but also mouthwatering originals.


Ray Bonneville Photo from Facebook

Ray Bonneville
Photo from Facebook

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

Ray Bonneville

A blues poet of the demimonde whose acclaimed performance groove is the product of a unique, electric guitar style, unrivaled harmonica tone, smoky vocal and unwavering foot percussion.


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."


Becky Buller Band Photo from beckybuller.com

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

Becky Buller Band

The first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards.


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

Ryanhood

Hailing from Tucson, AZ, acoustic-duo Ryanhood have performed more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. States with their signature blend of folk and acoustic pop.

 


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8:15 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

WóHˇpe - Fire Dancers

Elaine, Amanda, & Patrice love how fire, music, improv, and choreography have melded to form their year-old troupe.


PaviElle Photo by Uche Iroegbu

PaviElle
Photo by Uche Iroegbu

8:30-10 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday

PaviElle

PaviElle’s sound often has the faint flavor of Sly and the Family Stone, or seems to draw on the influences of little Jose James, and Rufus—with the soulful feel of Bill Withers.

Joyce's North Grove Stage - Saturday, September 9, 2017

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.


Ray Bonneville Photo from Facebook

Ray Bonneville
Photo from Facebook

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

Ray Bonneville

A blues poet of the demimonde whose acclaimed performance groove is the product of a unique, electric guitar style, unrivaled harmonica tone, smoky vocal and unwavering foot percussion.


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.


Bullypulpit Photo from Facebook

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

Bullypulpit w/ Becky Buller

Traditional bluegrass music. Influences include Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Kenny Baker, Carter Family, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.


4-4:50 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.


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

the ok factor

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. Original music with a new-classical crossover style.


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

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.

Pavilion Stage - Sunday, September 10, 2017

11:30 AM -12 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

Zydeco Dance Classes w/ Everett Smithson band

Wear your boots and get a little zydeco dance lesson!


Everett Smithson Band Photo from Facebook

Everett Smithson Band
Photo from Facebook

12-1 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday

Everett Smithson Band

For 10 years these five members have been touring the Midwest, bringing zydeco(swamp rock), blues and funky roots of all kinds to any show they play.


City Mouse Photo from Facebook

City Mouse
Photo from Facebook

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

city mouse

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 2017 Festival
  • Bike tune up from Nicollet Bike Shop, Mankato
  • Local cheese selection from Keith at Alemar Cheese, Mankato
  • Gift certificate for a group of 6 from Old Town Escape, Mankato
  • Gift certificates for Patrick's
  • & 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 28th Annual Rock Bend Folk Festival (September 8 & 9, 2018).


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

Black Market Brass

A Minneapolis-based group performing their own brand of originally composed Afrobeat/Afrofunk music, as well as completing authentic renditions of the classic 1970's West African sound.


Erik Koskinen Photo by Jason Larkin

Erik Koskinen
Photo by Jason Larkin

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

Erik Koskinen

Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic.

Joyce's North Grove Stage - Sunday, September 10, 2017

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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

Harmonica Lessons

Children's harmonica lessons with Everett Smithson... and you get to keep the harmonica!


Ilika/Ward Duo Photo from Facebook

Ilika/Ward Duo
Photo from Facebook

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

ilika/ward duo

Formerly known as Tour Funk, the Ilika Ward Duo is a hybrid collective of folk, blues, country and americana.

 


The Frye Photo by Eliza Cate Lynard

The Frye
Photo by Eliza Cate Lynard

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

The Frye

Joe Tougas and Ann Fee are songwriters and performers influenced by 70s-era Chicago AM radio stations & portable Panasonic cassette players. They are in their tenth year as a traveling acoustic duo.

 


Minnesota Barking Ducks Photo from Facebook

Minnesota Barking Ducks
Photo from Facebook

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

Minnesota Barking Ducks

For over 30 years the Fabulous Minnesota Barking Ducks have brought a driving, diverse, blues-based music to the Twin Cities and all points between.

 

Banner photo by Joel Jackson.