Father's Day Country Blues Fest

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, from 1:30pm-5:30pm, the Como Dockside pavilion in Saint Paul will be brimming with the sounds of country blues. For just $5, dads (and others) can hear four local acts performing these songs from the Deep South with authenticity and reverence for the music’s roots.

“As a dad myself, this is the type of event I’d like to go to on Father’s Day. Sitting outside on the lake, listening to swingin’ country blues, and sipping a good drink. Bringing my banjo and playing for you all just makes it better,” says Michael ‘Clawhammer Mike’ Sawyer of St. Paul Mudsteppers.

Musicians at the event include:

Lonesome Dan Case plays finger-style blues from the Piedmont Valley to Texas and has been entertaining Twin Cities crowds for decades.

Adam Kiesling (formerly of Pert’ Near Sandstone) plays a rare solo set specializing in pre-WWII blues.

Daddy Squeeze, otherwise known as Dan Newton, of the Cafe Accordion Orchestra steps out here to play country blues on his accordion.

St. Paul Mudsteppers bring a full-band sound, including resonator guitar, clawhammer banjo, tuba, mandolin and washboard. They are continually inspired by the African American string bands of the early 1920s and 1930s.


Venue Information

United States