2:00-6:00 LOCKLIN ROAD - Irish
For 10 years, Locklin Road has played Celtic and original folk music -- both live throughout Minnesota, and internationally via their five CDs heard on podcasts and radio -- with vocals, guitars, mandolins, bodhran, whistles and more. The trio of Sheri O'Meara, Dan Kowalke and Gregg Weigand focuses on musical storytelling, from traditional and contemporary Irish songs to Sheri's original work.
Whether playing at Irish Fair of Minnesota, or at pubs, wineries, community events or even church services, Locklin Road is known for their three-part harmonies. When it fits the occasion, Gregg, Dan and Sheri also mix in favorites from genres like American folk, country, rock and bluegrass.
Noon-2:00 & 4:00-6:00 - PURDY RIVER BAND - Bluegrass
Formed in 2013, Chuck Lahr & The Purdy River Band performs primarily original music, written by Chuck Lahr, in the traditional and contemporary style of bluegrass, along with classic standards, instrumentals, and gospel. The members of the band are diverse in their musical talents, bringing together many years of experience. A CD was completed and released in July of 2014 containing 12 of Chuck’s original songs, with Chuck on the lead vocals. It was selected as the "2015 Vintage Bluegrass CD of the Year" by the Rural Roots Music Commission. A second CD of original songs is currently being recorded, and will be released in the near future.