April 17-19, 2020

2019 Festival Lineup

Review the line-up below for a detailed listing of the bands performing throughout this foot stompin’ Roots and Bluegrass music weekend!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019


Time Artist/Activity Venue
9:30 – 11:30am Flapjacks & Fiddles: Experience a true Bluegrass Breakfast with music by Riverwalk Junction! Enjoy flapjacks, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Riverwalk Square
10am – 12pm Open Jam Led by Ari Silver Family Fresh Market
10:30 – 11:30am Banjo Clinic: Brickhouse will supply up to eight banjos for use during the clinic. Brickhouse Music
11am – 1:30pm Singer/Songwriter Competition Junior’s Restaurant & Tap House
12-2pm Signature Roots Rock Tunes plus BBQ Pork with all the fixings! Music by Tony Cuchetti. The Saucy Sow at Riverwalk Square
12:30 – 2pm Bluegrass Open Jam Led by Walter Croll Brickhouse Music
1 – 1:45pm Harmonica Clinic: Sponsored by the Minnesota Blues Society and led by Everett Smithson. Mei Mei’s Cookies & Creamery
1:30pm Hoedown! Library Barn Dance River Falls Public Library
2 – 5pm Lou Shields Bo’s ‘N Mine
2:30 – 4:30pm Band Contest (Canceled) Junior’s Restaurant & Tap House
2:30 – 4:30 Switched at Birth Junior’s Restaurant & Tap House
3:30 – 6:30pm Everett Smithson Lazy River Bar & Grill
5 – 8pm Silver River Band Johnnie’s Bar
6:30 – 9:30pm Bernie King + the Guilty Pleasures Bo’s ‘N Mine
7 – 7:45pm Band Contest Winner Junior’s Restaurant & Tap House
8 – 11pm The High 48s Junior’s Restaurant & Tap House
10pm – 1am Thirsty River Maverick’s Corner Saloon
10pm – 2am Merry Weathers Shooter’s Pub



Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Time Artist/Activity Venue
10am – 1pm No Man’s String Band West Wind Supper Club


Don't miss the Roots and Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and the Singer/Songwriter Competition which promises to be an exciting competition among the best of the best. Prizes will be awarded for the top three artists.

Stay & Play

River Falls is located just 30 minutes east of St. Paul Minnesota and about 45 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Enjoy a stroll along historic Main Street as you visit each participating venue. Several unique lodging opportunities are available to meet your needs!

Beer & Wine Tasting

Don't miss our Annual Beer & Wine Tasting. Sample the best beers and wines in the area and enjoy live music by the Good Intentions. Advance tickets will be available at Junior's Restaurant & Tap House, and the River Falls Chamber office.

River Falls Area
Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
215 West Maple Street River Falls, WI 54022
(715) 425-2533

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