The 12th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival
The 12th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival
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2018 Lineup

David Parmley and The Cardinal Tradition (KY) Fir & Sat

The Malpass Brothers (NC) Fri & Sat

The Darrell Webb Band (PA) Fri & Sat

The Purple Hulls (TX) Sat & Sun

Amanda Cook and Kennesaw Ridge (FL) Fri & Sat

The Bluegrass Express (MI) Thu & Fri

Monroe Crossing (MN) Thu & Fri

Shaffers Lost 40 (MN) Thu, Fru, Sat

Tim & Cindy and Friends (MN) Thu, Sat, Sun

The Eel Pout Stringers (MN) Thursday Square Dance and Fri Main Stage

     (Wilth Caller Robin Nelson)

Erics Dance Band - (MN) Wed Night Dance


(See poster below)


Erics Dance Band



Come on out for the FREE  Old Time and Country Dance Wednesday night with Erics Dance Band. Eric has been playing in central Minnesota for many years and has earned a faithful following of fans.And he just might be joined by a few of his bluegrass friends for the evening!

Your Emcees

Tony Andreason

TONY ANDREASON  is well known for being a part of the original Trashmen, of Surfin' Bird fame and, as such, is a member of several music halls of fame. He has also been the guitar player and vocalist for the Platte Valley Boys for many years (see them on Satuday and Sunday). He is also in demand as an emcee at various entertainment events.


Eric Roggenkamp

ERIC ROGGENKAMP (Big E) has been performing country and old time music in Minnesota for over 30 years. He also emcees several outdoor events and his sense of humor is contagious.


Cindy Roggenkamp

CINDY ROGGENKAMP has been performing in bluegrass bands for over 30 years and is a co-founder of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival with husband Tim. She has years of public speaking experience and looks forward to being co-host and emcee of this year's Lakes Bluegrass Festival.


Jim Parks

JIM PARK. Born in Cincinnati, Jim has been working in radio for nearly 30 years, having started at KLKS in Breezy Point. After several years running his own advertising agency, he ended up where he always wanted to be – in Christian radio – working at KTIG and Kinship Christian Radio. In 2009 he started Broken Road Radio, a different flavor of Christian radio now broadcasting entirely on the internet at


The Lakes Bluegrass Festival

AUGUST 23-26, 2018

3 PM Tue - Gates Open

6 - 9 Wed PM - Old Time Dance

1-3 PN Square Dance with Caller

5 PM- 11 PM Thu Main Stage

11 AM- 11 PM Fri & Sat Main Stage

10am - 5pm Fri & Sat Workshops

10 AM - 2 PM Sun Main Stage

See Complete Schedule



This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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