early influence on Bob Dylan and is mentioned in Dylan’s autobiography Chronicles. Koerner later said about that time in his life, "We were all goofy, you know. We were thinkers and drinkers and artists and players, and Dylan was one of us. He was another guy". Tony Glover is returning to Festival for the 2nd time this year, he performed in May with Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire. Glover taught harmonica to renowned musicians such as Mick Jagger. Formerly members of “Koerner, Ray, and Glover” the two have been playing together for over half a century. After losing their friend and fellow musician to lung cancer in 2002, the two still tour together in his honor. Don’t miss the
opportunity to see these two legends live!
On September 13th at 2:00 PM, Colleen Raye returns with her girls to perform Broadway’s Babes. In this latest creation, Colleen Raye, Debbie O'Keefe and Katie Gearty walk you through some of the all-time great songs of Broadway, including classics from My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Oliver and West Side Story as well as newer musicals, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked and Rent.
After a successful show last year, Mary Mack is returning to Festival’s stage with her husband Tim Harmston on Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 PM. Both equally funny, Mary Mack grew up near Webster, WI. She is married to fellow stand up comedian Tim Harmston, from Menomonie, WI. In 2011 he released his first album,” The Most Bees
Ever.” Mary will be releasing her third album, her first with Stand Up Records, this September.
And finally, Michael Johnson is returning to Festival after performing to a sold out audience in 2013. A masterful guitarist, Johnson is a songwriter who has had several Billboard-charting hits. Equally at home singing pop, country or classics from the American songbook, he remains one of the true authentic voices in contemporary music. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Alison Krauss, Suzy Bogguss, Chet Atkins and The Persuasions.