Entertainment for the 79th Annual North Iowa Band Festival will include a variety of musical genres.
The country music band Thrillbillies will open Friday night with an upbeat attitude and exciting stage presence. Following their set, headliner Chris Hawkey, known for his country hit singles ‘My Kind of Crazy’ and ‘Good Liar’, is sure to light up the stage!
On Saturday evening, local favorite Betty and the Gents will entertain people of all ages with a mix of classic and modern hits. To round out the evening entertainment lineup, The Pork Tornadoes out of Cedar Rapids, IA, will take the stage. One of the most sought-after party bands in the Midwest, their concert begs for crowd participation and leaves fans fully-satisfied!
Local musicians from the Mason City Municipal Band and students from the Mason City Middle School Band, High School Jazz Band and High School Orchestra will play on The Plaza throughout the weekend. The Mohawk Danzers and Newman High School Dance Team will perform as well, so you are sure to enjoy “music, family, and fun!”
Festival activities, which also include a carnival and marketplace, will take place May 25-29, 2017 in downtown Mason City. Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Festival campaign and major sponsors, this event provides a full weekend of entertainment for the North Iowa community free of charge. Visit the Band Festival website frequently for updated information including major sponsors, parade details, and the full entertainment schedule.