Pavilion Stage - Saturday, September 8, 2018
12-12:50 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
A Minnesota-based quintet performing original roots music, influenced by jazz, Gypsy, tango, Irish, folk, blues, bluegrass & rock.
1-2 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
bee balm fields
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
4:35-4:55 PM - On the patio - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
"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."
5:10-6:25 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
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
6:45-8:15 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
pat donohue & the prairie all stars
8:30-10 PM - Pavilion Stage, Saturday
The twilight hours
Joyce's North Grove Stage - Saturday, September 8, 2018
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
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.
2-2:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday
Feathered and other friends, from the folks at the Minnesota Zoo.
3-3:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday
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
6-6:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Saturday
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
2:30-2:50 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday
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
4:30-5:45 PM - Pavilion Stage, Sunday
The bus boys
Joyce's North Grove Stage - Sunday, September 9, 2018
12-12:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday
Sign up at the stage before noon to play.
1:15-2 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday
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
4-4:50 PM - North Grove Stage, Sunday
Banner photo by Joel Jackson.