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Melissa Etheridge Rocks Moondance Jam 26

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Melissa Etheridge
Walker, Minnesota – Two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge had control of the huge crowd the minute she stepped on stage at Moondance Jam 26.  A delayed start due to a weather-front built up the excitement of having Etheridge perform so when she walked out with her band she was totally embraced by all the energy.  Etheridge had a strong smoky voice and showcased her proficient control of the guitar.  Etheridge has a unique style of syncopated rhythm within her music that kept her fans engaged and displayed her talent.  Etheridge has maintained her strength as a singer-songwriter, musician and activist since she came on the scene in 1988.


Melissa Etheridge came on to the music scene with her self-titled album and has released 14 studio albums.  The most recent released album was in 2016 “MEmphis Rock & Soul.”  Etheridge has 5 Platinum albums with 3 being multi-platinum.  “Ain’t It Heavy” Nominee/work Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Female Performance in 1993 and “Come to My Window” in 1995. 


Moondance Jammin Country Fest 2017

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Thomas Rhett
Walker, MN – Moondance Jammin Country Fest completed a successful weekend of nonstop music by great entertainers.  The evenings were down right cool but the energy of the crowd heated things up.  Thomas Rhett closed out the weekend at Moondance Jammin Country Fest Saturday evening. Rhett was named Country Music Artist for 2017 by iHeart Radio Music Awards.  Rhett made a definite entrance raised high above the stage for opening act and great lighting for a dramatic effect.

 

The lineup for Saturday night that kept the crowd on their feet throughout the evening were LANco, William Michael Morgan and Danielle Bradberry.  LANco was the opening act performing their recent single “Greatest Love Story.”  Rounding off the lineup were William Michael Morgan who just finished his tour with Lee Brice this spring and Danielle Bradbery from Cypress, Texas who had won season four of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013. 

 

Moondance Jam is now preparing for the 26th year of Rock from July 20-22.  Headliners Halestorm, Live and Steve Miller Band plus a huge list of other great performers non-stop.


Moondance Jammin Country Fest 11th Annual

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Walker, MN – The 11th Annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest started off with a Pre Jam Party with opening act Devon Worley, Maiden Dixie and Parmalee.  Thousands of fans were setting up their campgrounds area early in the day so that they could celebrate the Fest in Walker, Minnesota.  The complete weekend has a packed lineup through Saturday night.  Moondance has continual music going throughout the grounds.  Once the main lineups are done there are performances at the Lazy Moon Backstage Bar, Moondance Saloon & Grill and an additional smaller stage; music is non-stop plus multi-choices of food in the Saloon & Grill and vendors.

 

Friday evening country performers were Drew Baldridge, Eric Paslay, Dan+Shay and closing with Old Dominion.  The arena was packed to the brim as Old Dominion closed the evening.  Saturday’s lineup starts with LANco at 4pm, William Michael Morgan, Danielle Bradbery and Thomas Rhett closing at 10pm.


BOSTON 40th Anniversary Tour

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Walker, Minnesota – BOSTON played to a fully packed arena at Moondance Jam 25.  The 25th anniversary for Moondance Jam 25 had a non-stop music festival for the weekend and is known as one of the top country music festivals. Multi-thousands of fans came out to hear the top musicians from all over the world.  BOSTON’s performance was cut short because of a huge lightning storm that was passing through the area after some very hot and humid days.  Safety for the bands and fans reign top priority and the right decision was made.  The crowd at the open arena was able to hear part of the performance and grasp the high quality and energy that the band brought.  The minute BOSTON walked on stage and hit their first note you knew what had kept BOSTON music still a huge game player and keeping a command on the music today.

 

The 1970 and 1980s brought huge success for the band Boston with Tom Scholz as an innovator, composer and lead for the group that was formed in Boston, Massachusetts.  Sales worldwide reach over 75 million records.  The first album was “Boston” and hits that remain today ranging from the iconic 1976 “More Than A Feeling.”  The 40th Anniversary Tour will be playing the country with over 50 shows in 100 days. Band members at Moondance Jam 25: Tom Scholz, Tracy Ferrie, Jeff Neal, Tommy DeCarlo, Beth Cohen, Gary Pihl.

“Chicago” at Moondance Jam 25

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Walker, Minnesota - “Chicago” the band was the headliner for Friday night at Moondance Jam 25.  They came on to the stage with a strong entrance and did not stop.  The open-air venue was a perfect evening to a huge crowd that filled every spot that was available.  Earlier “Loverboy” gave a full energized performance as well “Little River Band” and “Foghat.”  Saturday evening headliner will be “Boston.”

 

“Chicago” was a full package with horns, Keyboard, percussion section and guitars that completed their picture for Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The band has been performing for 50 years with over 100 million records, 36 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction took place this April.  There was no holding back as they left the stage Friday evening to thousands of fans that embraced the high energy that “Chicago” gave.  Many of the fans walked away saying “Wow!”

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