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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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Ken Reed, April 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

I kind of figured he wasn’t the headliner.


Chris Harbaugh, April 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

I believe Gary Clark Jr. will be playing at a music festival in Iowa the week after RAGBRAI. Maybe one of the overnight towns could bring him to IA a little early?


mvolpe01, April 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Cresco posted entertainment for RAGBRAI:

o Six to Midnight (Opening Band)- The band performs a wide variety of chart-topping hits from the past six decades will perform from 7-9:45 p.m.

o Rock Godz (Main Event) – 1980s-focused rock and roll band will play from 10:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Has anyone seen or heard of these bands?


Karen Knapp, April 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Algona has a band similar to Hairball called Snake Oil. Looks pretty good! They also have a Jimmy Buffett cover band from Florida.—tribute-to-jimmy-buffett.html


Ken Reed, April 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

So, it doesn’t look like Hairball will be back this year. Well, at least they will be at Nightfall on the River here in DSM in June.


Roy Trent, April 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Pink Floyd tribute band, Brit Floyd would be nice!


mvolpe01, April 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Clear Lake announced headliners for RAGBRAI 2017:

• The Wailers
• Cowboy Mouth
• Irie Sol

12+ Hours of Live Music
10+ Bands
3 Unique Venues


John Weber, April 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Bands for Orange City just announced. Judd Hoos as an opener and Pop Rocks as he headliner! Gonna be awesome!


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