Overnight Town Bands

I hope it’s not too early to talk about the entertainment. What bands/acts are on your wish list this year? Last year (on my 10th RAGBRAI), I finally saw Hairball in Centerville. I was blown away. I am hoping that Hairball performs in Clear Lake. That would be phenomenal.

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trknight, January 26, 2017 at 10:11 am

Hairball… Sorry to those that like them but I don’t get it. Any group but Hairball. If they are booked anywhere I hope my group is camped out of earshot from where they are playing.


sjrs88, February 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Hairball is an obvious (and favorite) choice. Johnny Holm Band needs to come back also. Clear Lake would be a great fit for them! Spazmatix (sp?) and Pop Rocks are top choices too!


JLVanPelt, February 11, 2017 at 8:25 am

Libido Funk Circus plays it all and has great energy. They played at a conference attended by people ranging from their 20s to 60s and had everyone dancing. http://lfcentertainment.com/


Ken Reed, March 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

Looks like we’re getting the Johnny Holm Band in Spencer. Has anyone heard anything else about the music in the other towns?


Michrider !!!, March 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

reedkennethia: Looks like we’re getting the Johnny Holm Band in Spencer. Has anyone heard anything else about the music in the other towns?

Hopefully, Jordan Holm will be preforming!!!

BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!


mvolpe01, March 29, 2017 at 11:09 am

Algona posted a list of bands http://www.algonaragbrai.org/entertainment.html

Pedal your way to Algona to enjoy some awesome live entertainment, including the following bands.
•THE MUSCLE SHIRTS, a local band from the Algona area
•SUSHI ROLL, playing Top 40 hits from today and yesterday
•NEW TRICK BAND, playing classic rock music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
•CASEY MUESSIGMANN, playing country and Southern rock
•SNAKE OIL, playing a theatrical tribute show of the best rock music form the 1980s


Ken Reed, March 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

A Jimmy Buffett cover band? Looks like I should bring some margarita mix this year.


Griff9of9, March 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

My wish would be Weird Al seems like he would be a good fit for RAGBRAI


John Syvertson, March 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Johnny Holm band is playing the first night in Spencer.


Jeff Sanders, March 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

In 2015 we had Huey Lewis, Dennis DeYoung, Cheap Trick. Hairball, And Johnny Holm…Was a good year for concerts!


mvolpe01, March 31, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Dan Tedesco will be playing in Charles City

RAGBRAI – Charles City, IA
Wed July 26, 2017 – 5:30 PM
Dan Tedesco


Ken Reed, April 1, 2017 at 8:13 am

All due respect to Dan Tedesco but I’m not a fan. The wife and I saw him open for G Love and Blues Traveler in DSM back last September and it wasn’t the best performance I’ve seen. His style doesn’t really jive with a RAGBRAI crowd.


ppayne1959, April 3, 2017 at 10:29 am

Why not some serious IA flavor with Holy White Hounds? Id love to see them.


Jack in VA, April 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

…and Cheap Trick opened for THE SWING CREW!!!
How cool was that!


Sandaltan ., April 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Dan Tedesco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwVJWeV_fAg

Probably not the headliner/featured act.



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