Get ready for a night you will not soon forget at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
Spencer Municipal Band
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Spencer Municipal Band, made up of local and area musicians, entertains their audiences each summer with favorite songs and new selections. The band is under the direction of co-directors Janet Boyens, who teaches band at Spencer Middle School, and Kurt Schwarck, who leads the instrumental music program at Spencer High School. It is sponsored by the city of Spencer and the Spencer Community Schools.
Giant Yellow Slide
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
It's the perfect combination of brevity and gravity, an exhilarating plunge of little more than five seconds down the Giant Slide!
Price per ride: $5.00
John Senn & Friends
5:40 PM - 6:15 PM
John Senn & Friends is an Iowa Great Lakes Favorite made up of four talented musicians who all share the love of music and the excitement generated by performing. They do it all….Elvis to Roy Orbison, the Four Seasons, Tom Jones, The Beatles.
“The vocal talent of this foursome raises a lot of eyebrows with their great 3-4 part harmony work and blends just the right amount of rock and roll with a touch of Country flavor to make them real crowd favorites”, Tom Bethke, IRRMA
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A digital mechanical bull like you have never seen before! Many new speeds and movements that the older versions were not able to do. How long can you last on the bull?
Price to Ride: FREE
6:25 PM - 7:00 PM
Emma Wicks, also going by the stage name "Ellouise", is a 19 year old singer-songwriter originally from Spencer. Emma is currently pursuing a music degree at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She is working as a summer apprentice doing solo performances as well as collaborations, and playing gigs throughout the next couple of months. Her biggest inspirations are Adele, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, and Jhene Aiko
Dan Olsen from Sack of Lions
7:10 PM - 7:45 PM
Sack of Lions is a alt-country, roots band hailing from the wonderful cities of Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. Writing honest songs that will have you humming the melody as you finish your fine whiskey or your PBR tallboy. They are proud to have shared the stage with Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Frankie Ballard, Whiskey Myers, Kane Brown, Granger Smith, Cody Jinks, Casey James, Jeremy McComb, Rick Huckaby, Dylan Scott, JT Hodges, Bart Crow and many many other incredible and inspiring artists.
Ryan Osbahr & Bille Frost of Pony Creek
7:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Ryan Osbahr is an alt-country, Americana singer from Council Bluffs, IA. Ryan has been a part of the Omaha, NE music scene since 1998. As the front man for acts such as Good Speed, Icares, Red Letter Day (Denver), and his newly founded solo career, Ryan has played his music to thousands throughout the Midwest. Ryan has shared the stage with great acts such as Tucker Beathard, Curtis Grimes, Jeremy McComb, Local H, Dax Riggs, Jason Eady, and many more.
Ryan also performs as an honorary member of Sack of Lions, contributing backing vocals on the Omaha, NE band’s 2015 independent release Pine Box.
In April 2017, Ryan and Billie Frost formed a new band - Pony Creek! They remain busy working on new material.
The Johnny Holm Band
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Johnny Holm Band, sponsored by AARP, will take the stage as the headline act when riders stay overnight on July 23. Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and changes direction as soon as "the pied piper" notices a lag. "Never a dull moment" was never a more true description. Surrounding himself with the finest musicians in the Midwest, the band rocks, picks, and thunders along for 3-4 hours, almost non-stop from the first song to the last laugh.
“The Johnny Holm Band is the ultimate entertainer in the Midwest,” says Ryan Odor, Executive Committee Chair. “He’s performed here in 2007 and we knew we wanted him to be part of our event again this year.”