IV Play introduced themselves in 1999. This premier band will have you on the dance floor in no time! Based out of Mankato, Minnesota, you may have seen the name playing most of their dates in the upper mid-west, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Mark Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over two decades. He achieved his first top-charting success at the young age of 23, and has maintained longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of. His mission is to create country music filled with depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through the words.Mark has released a total of seven albums including a patriotic album in 2001, Looking for America. As an avid supporter of the US Military, he has more than a dozen trips to entertain our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea andItaly, among others.Mark now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kelly and his two daughters. In his spare time, when he’s not writing, recording, or touring, Mark enjoys hunting in the great outdoors and spending time with his girls. Mark is a dedicated parent, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and jokester; but, more than anything else, he is an artist and songwriter who helped to create the foundation for what country music is today!
Leader and front man of the most widely known and traveled band in America, Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and changes direction as soon as "the pied piper" notices a lag. "Never a dull moment" was never a more true description.Surrounding himself with the finest musicians in the Midwest, the band rocks, picks, and thunders along for 3-4 hours, almost non-stop from the first song to the last laugh.Millions of people have seen Johnny over the years, and millions of people have been part of his fantourage.The band plays in most of the United States but most dates are in the 5 state upper Midwest area.Ask anyone with a twinkle in their eye or a knowing smile about Johnny. They'll try and tell you all about the mayhem that masquerades as a rock and roll band. Be hip most of your life, but once and a while, let down and "get down Holm
Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50's will take you back to the roots of Rock 'n' Roll history wrapped up into a high energy show! From Des Moines, Iowa, Richie Lee started out performing at a young age and has had the great opportunity in sharing the stage and opening up for many of the original Rock 'n' Roll greats. The music will sound just as it did back then. The band does their absolute best to stay true to the original sound of the songs. Just to name a few, you will hear music by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys! Meet The Fabulous 50's: Richie Lee - Vocals, guitar, (bass, drums)Tony Halsrud - Vocals, keyboards, (guitar, bass, harmonica)Dennis Niedert - Vocals, bass, (guitar, harmonica)Justin Cramer - Drums, guitar, bass, (percussion, vocals)
They say you can't relive the past...It seems it was only yesterday that Sandra and her "boys" took the stage for the very first time. My how time goes by? Well they're back on stage again and sounding better than ever! Having fun as always with all their original fans as well as many new ones. If you're up for a rockin' good time, you won't find better company than Sandra, Red, Howard, Duane, Dave and Jim!
Formed in 1989 in Nashville, TN the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Diamond Rio’s most recent release I Made It, is their tenth studio album. The title track was co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and features 11 new songs. Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, I Made It is available on iTunes and www.diamondrio.com.Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet In The Middle” became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two,” and more. They released their first-ever autobiography, Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio on Thomas Nelson in 2009. The band known for playing every note on every album recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary, has sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography – and with zero band member changes. Known for their charity commitments including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1,000,000.00 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award. www.diamondrio.com Facebook: DiamondRio Twitter: @DiamondRioBand Instagram: diamondrioband
Doug and Judy Peterson met in college, and then formed the Heart Song Band in 1976.Band members now consists of 3 generations of Petersons and other excellent musicians.The band currently performs at nearly 30 venues annually and has performed at over 2000 venues since 1976.Heart Song has recorded 16 albums with the latest CD "40 Years" being released last August 2016."RESCUED" CD exceeding 130,000 copies given away!Venues include: dozens of county fairs, over 30 appearances at the MN State Fair, dozens of performances at midwest farm shows as well as hundreds of town celebrations, churches, resorts, and camps.Versatility and variety-gospel music-something for all ages.
We believe that movement is healing, life-giving, and empowering. Ninja Anywhere exists to positively impact the health and happiness of all our ninjas: we want to educate and inspire everyone to build their health and confidence, find their inner strength, and improve their own lives as well as their broader communities. Through our innovative obstacle course, we will prove that fitness can be fun, that healthy is happy, and that all of us can do great things!
His yo-yo has a heartbeat.See a performance by Dazzling Dave and you might start believing his yo-yos are alive. Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe since 1998, storming audiences everywhere with his freakish tornado of whirling tricks and tips, all designed to entertain, educate, and illuminate the beauty of the growing sport of professional yo-yo.A former middle school teacher, Dave’s heart and soul are still in teaching – but now he’s found a better way. Delivering intensely fun freestyle performances followed by friendly hands-on instruction, Dave teaches his “students” hand-eye coordination, goal setting & achievement, performance techniques, and the fundamentals of physics, all through the Science of Spin program and his hand-held classroom on a string.Equally impressed by both the energy of his performance style and his mastery of the most advanced yo-yo tricks, judges have peppered Dave with awards throughout his professional career. His awards include:• 1996 Masters World Champion• 1997 Twin Cities Champion• 1998 Midwest Regional Champion• 1999 Fixed Axle World Champion• 2000 Minnesota Champion• World Record HolderIn October of 2001, Dazzling Dave was named to an elite group of National Yo-Yo Masters, making him one of the exclusive members of the Yo-Yo Judges at the World and National Yo-Yo Championships each year. Dazzling Dave has toured Japan, Korea, France, and Australia, as well as most of the United States.Currently Dave lives in Minnesota and gives hundreds of shows each year. He lives with his wife, Kim, their two wonderful children, and his incredible collection of over 1,500 yo-yos from around the world. It’s amazing how his life has changed since that first day in 1993 when he was just a college junior looking for a diversion from the pressure of final exams. “Hey,” he said to his buddy. “Mind if I try your yo-yo?”
As "The Midwest's Premier Balloon Artist" I provide professional, family friendly entertainment and/or professional decor for clients in MN, WI, and IA.I take the opportunity to be a part of people's special events very seriously - I enjoy the fact I get to make memories for people and be a positive influence to people of all ages, especially children.
Down Through the Decades. The very first program that started Joys and Tears in the Apron Strings and today is the “The Granddaddy of All”. Over two hundred years of apron history is covered. As many of you know I have a very strong background in textiles and have spent countless hours researching, thus giving the program interesting tidbits of information. Actual vintage aprons are shared as well as a few I have specially created fill in the blank spaces, a power-point accompanies the presentation, as do some interesting props. Styles of the 85 aprons include: belly, Regency, chafing dish, Dorcas, fudge, flapper, pinafore, Hooverette and many more. If you love history and aprons this show has great variety all packed into 90 minutes. There is a 10 minute intermission
Brandon Grady is a singer/songwriter out of Minneapolis, MN. Moving across most of the Eastern United States as a child put him in contact with several different genres and musical cultures. Picking up the guitar for the for the first time in college, he learned anything from Jason Aldean to Dashboard Confessional, Sublime to Backstreet Boys and everything in between. Brandon's positive outlook and support of so many genre's makes his shows very exciting and leaves you guessing what's coming next.Brandon Grady is currently the lead male vocalist and acoustic guitar player for the band Stone Daisy out of Prior Lake, MN. Stone Daisy stays very busy across the greater Twin Cities region with a great mix of Rocking Country and Classic Rock. When he's not performing with Stone Daisy he's working on his first album which he hopes to release in the fall of 2018.