iHeart Media Stage

Welcome to the iHeartMEDIA Free Stage

Wednesday, July 27 – 6:00 pm

Rich Schroeder

Singer, songwriter, guitar player, and entertainer from Menomonie. Click here to see more.

Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Poppa Bear Norton

Who is Poppa Bear Norton? Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Poppa Bear Norton proclaim themselves to be America’s only, and herefore number one, daredevil country act! They were recently awarded both the 2018 Midwest Country Music Association’s “Songwriter of the Year” and “Maverick” awards and have been described as hilarious hillbilly music and a two-man country music marvel.

They perform their own brand of country and western music that harkens back to the days of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, as well as the outlaw era of Waylon, Willie, and Haggard. A time when a song was written like a well-crafted story and performed with passion, sincerity, humor, and refined musical skill that has been lost in today’s modern sound. When “Poppa Bear” (aka The Singer) and “B” (aka The Slinger) hit the stage and fire up their one-part honky-tonk, one-part Hee-Haw styled country show, it’s fast, exciting, fun, and entertaining. That’s what makes it daredevil country.

Poppa Bear Norton is not just a band or a duo, it’s an award-winning act whose musical style, funny stage banter, and captivating lyrics will have you laughing one minute and tearing up the next. Non-country folks like ‘em because they look wild, play fast, and have fun performing a style of music they may have never heard before, in a way they have never seen. Country fans love ‘em because their energy, music, and stage banter remind them of something genuine and familiar, yet at the same time something completely new and different. That’s who Poppa Bear Norton is. Click here to see more.

Friday, July 29 – 7:00 & 9:00 pm

HGT Band (Home Grown Tomatoes)

The HGT Band (HOME GROWN TOMATOES), is a seasoned, professional variety band with a musical repertoire guaranteed to please all ages, from eight to eighty! HGT’s diverse repertoire includes top 40 favorites, Classic Rock and Country as well as pop tunes from the 50’s and 60’s & 70’s. As a Variety Band we also play Waltzes, Polkas, and all sorts of Jazz tunes. As a bunch of band directors, we play multiple instruments. This five piece Ensemble, HGT features vocal harmonies, guitar, keyboards, drums, bass guitar as well as brass and woodwind instruments. The drummer will jump out from the drums and sing a lead while adding a trumpet solo, the guitar player will hop on the clarinet, or sax or flute for a polka tune. The trumpet guy will switch to a tenor sax. The bass man will hop out on his tuba and blow your socks off as he entertains up close and personal. The keyboard guy will grab the wireless mic and head out into the audience to feature guest artists… as in YOU! We love to have fun and engage with our audience. Bring your dancing shoes as HGT will keep you on your feet. Click here to see more.

Saturday, July 30 – 7:30 – 8:30 – 9:30

TBA

Sunday, July 31 – 12 Noon

The Memories Gospel Show

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens. Performing at fairs & festivals, community concerts and company & corporate events – The Memories continue to deliver a show has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times.”  These guys are true pros. You hear it in their voices and see it with the way they connect with each and every audience they perform for. If you enjoy music and showmanship done right, then you are going to enjoy The Memories. Click here for more.

Sunday, July 31 – 2:00 pm

The Memories Variety Show

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens. Performing at fairs & festivals, community concerts and company & corporate events – The Memories continue to deliver a show has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times.”  These guys are true pros. You hear it in their voices and see it with the way they connect with each and every audience they perform for. If you enjoy music and showmanship done right, then you are going to enjoy The Memories. Click here for more.