RiverSong Music Festival offers the best in regional grassroots music
Fifteen bands, two stages, a fiddle workshop, musicians’ jam tent, children’s activities, food and beverages, specialty vendors, free parking, and more will come together for RiverSong Music Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson, Minn.
Celebrating its fifth year, the two-day all-volunteer-run outdoor festival features the best in regional Americana music with a focus on original songwriting in the genres of blues, folk, indie rock, bluegrass, country, jazz and more.
Festival at the John Clark Elementary Grounds, Saturday,
July 13, Broadway Street, Rockville, 10-min. West of St. Cloud, Hwy 23. www.rockvillerockfest.com.
Festival family contests:
7 a.m.-noon fishing contest, free registration at Grand Lake and Pleasant Lake. Contact: Jan or Mike at (320) 253-2917
5K and 1K run, Sponsored by Simply Outdoor Experiences. Contact Woody at (612) 270-3275
12:30 p.m. Present the Colors and opening ceremony, St. Cloud Pipe and Drum Corps
1-5 p.m. Food court and vendor exhibits!
1-5 p.m. Fishing pond; free town trolley rides; games, prizes, inflatable rides, and train rides; petting zoo; pony rides; collector vehicles. Contact Gary at
(320) 255-5555 or 267-5309
2 p.m. – until found, medallion hunt; clues at information booth, posted every hour until found.
2 p.m. Milking contest.
3 p.m. Kids tractor pull; registration at 1 p.m., Broadway St. Ages 4-11.
6-7:30 p.m. parade. Parade route: E. Broadway to S. Chestnut Street to Othmar Ln. to N. on Cty Rd. 8, parade ends on Broadway St.
6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. fireworks
8 p.m. to midnight street dance with live band (Pandemic) and beer garden. Stoney’s Bar, downtown
CO-REC softball tournament. Three days * Friday, July 12 starts at 7 p.m. * Saturday, July 13 starts at 8:30 a.m. * Sunday, July 14 starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact Kirstin Stanger at (320) 493-1748.
St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring.
A Chicago teen finds himself transplanted to a small-town in the middle of nowhere, a town where, much to his horror, it is actually illegal to dance. He and other teens plan to defy the local law and find a place to dance in the next town. They must fight the law, and the local preacher who created it, to finally let kids in town be “Footloose.”