SummerFest is a community outdoor concert event in the 9th year of production. We have two great acts under the big top this year. Back by popular demand for one last hurrah, Martin Zellar of the Gear Daddies! Martin, along with his band, The Hardways, will be back performing some classics and brand new music, great Gear Daddies classics, a handful of Neil Diamond hits, a Prince classic or two, and a few more surprise covers! We are also excited to bring Bo Riddley to the SummerFEST stage this year. This versatile duo has a repertoire full of anything form cool jazz and tropical themes to favorite rock tunes and country music greats. “These guys pack a WALLOP!”.
The fun starts at 5:00 PM rain or shine with lots of grilled food, snacks, soft drinks, beer (craft beer too), and wine.
Bring your lawn chairs and soak up the evening sun and fun or sit in the shade
under our super-sized big top tent. Fun awaits!
Martin Zellar first appeared on the Twin Cities music scene in the late 80’s as the lead singer and songwriter for the alt-country pioneers, Gear Daddies. The Gear Daddies released two albums on Polygram Records, appeared on Late Night with David Letteman and toured extensively for three years before amicably parting ways in 1992.
Zellar has gone on to record and perform as a solo artist and with his band The Hardways, releasing eight more albums on the Rykodisc and Owen Lee Recording labels.
More than 30 years down the road from his first release, Martin Zellar continues to make a living writing, recording and performing music. And he’s happy and grateful.