Martin Zellar - headliner
Thursday, July 25
Flannel - opening act
Thursday, July 25
Pop Rocks - headliner
Friday, July 26
DJ Bob and the Party Unit - opening
Friday, July 26
Tim Sigler - headliner
Saturday, July 27
Fireworks at dusk
Leprechaun Days mixes in the old with the new
Performers include Flannel,
Martin Zellar, PopRocks, Tim Sigler
The Rosemount Leprechaun Days music lineup for 2019 mixes in some past performers with two new entries.
Returning to the event are Minnesota alternative music living legend Martin Zellar and country rocker Tim Sigler.
“We are very excited to have a music lineup that we feel is one of the best that you’ll get at a community festival,” said Steve Ball, Leprechaun Days Committee president.
“We tired to book bands that would hit on a variety of musical tastes and for different ages,” Ball said. “Since it is free to attend in our beautiful Central Park Amphitheater, that’s our goal every year.”
It all starts with Family Fun Night in Central Park on Thursday, July 25, when Flannel and Martin Zellar and the Hardways will perform 7-10:30 p.m.
DJ Bob and Pop Rocks kick of the two-day Midsummer Faire 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 26.
Tim Sigler anchors Saturday, July 27, with the annual fireworks show serving as an intermission for the entertainment 7-11 p.m.
“We think all three nights are perfect for both families or an evening on the town with a group of adult friends,” Ball said. “It’s great when we see people enjoy a whole night of food, fun and connecting with their friends and neighbors.”
Food vendors will be spread out in Central Park during the three nights featuring a mix of local organizations selling food and other items, along with the traditional carnival rides, games and food.
Celts Pub and Grill in downtown Rosemount has long provided the beer garden during the three nights of Leprechaun Days music. A portion of proceeds from the beer garden go the Leprechaun Days Committee.
Flannel, a 1990s rock cover band, and Pop Rocks, a modern hits cover band, are the new acts during three days of music at the Central Park Amphitheater.
Flannel includes a group of musicians who met each other while playing in a church band at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley.
The group includes Shawn Vaughn on guitar, piano and vocals; Jocelyn Kehr-Sparby on lead vocals; Brent Wassell on bass; Brian Bremer on lead guitar and vocals and Tom Maesaka on drums.
Flannel takes its name from the musical era that most of the cover tunes are pulled from. The grunge era of the 1990s was often reflected in the flannel shirts that many band members of acts such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Blind Melon wore at the time.
The group also veers away from grunge rock to cover such acts at Bonnie Raitt, Vanilla Ice and much more.
More about Flannel is at www.90sflannelband.com.
Pop Rocks launches listeners into the modern era with a high-energy show that covers some of the biggest dance party hits of today.
The group ranges wide in its territory to touch on genres such as hip-hop, pop country, party rock and classic rock.
Pop Rocks is billed as combining the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an arena rock extravaganza.
The group has played such events as Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Oktoberfest in LaCrosse, and the Canadian Bass Fishing Championships.
It has also played in South America, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Panama City, Panama.
Pop Rocks have also played on USO tours all over the Middle East and Europe including in Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Paris, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
More about Pop Rocks is at https://www.poprocksrocks.com.
Martin Zellar and the Hardways return to Central Park on Thursday, July 25.
Zellar, the former lead singer and guitarist with alternative rock band Gear Daddies, is expected to play an eclectic set including songs from the Gear Daddies catalog, along with tunes from Neil Diamond and Zellar’s own accomplished solo career.
Zellar is considered by many critics to be an under-recognized voice in late ’80s and early ’90s alternative rock. The Gear Daddies found legions of followers on college campuses during their height with anthemic tunes like “(I Want to Drive the) Zamboni,” “She’s Happy” and “Heavy Metal Boyz.”
The 1990 record “Billy’s Live Bait” is filled with the kinds of stories about people you might run into during Leprechaun Days. Zellar often presents stark realities in his songs laced with humor on tunes like “Stupid Boy,” “Wear Your Crown” and “Color of Her Eyes.”
Those unfamiliar with the Gear Daddies’ work can check them out on many streaming services.
More about Zellar is at https://www.martinzellar.com.
Tim Sigler will take the stage Saturday night.
With nearly 200 shows per year and the largest country-rock song list in the region, Sigler has become a crowd favorite among country fans throughout the Midwest.
A featured performer at festivals like Country Fest, Country Jam, Winstock, Grand Old Day and countless bars across the Midwest, Sigler and his band cover tunes from such artists as Erich Church, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Johnny Cash and more.
More is at http://timsigler.com.
Prior to Sigler performing will be a bagpiper playing at 6:50 p.m. and the Minnesota Vikings Skol Drum Line will perform 8-9 p.m.
More about all of the events is at RosemountEvents.com.
- Tad Johnson