Motley Two Rivers Music Fest is planned for July 27-29

Five groups will perform at the sixth annual Motley Two Rivers Music Fest to be held Friday – Sunday, July 27-29. New this year will be fireworks, crafters and a change of venue at the Morrison County Fairgrounds in Motley. The Jolly Zuks from Sturgeon Lake are participating for their second year. They play a variety of polka and old-time music. Band members are (from left): Florian Chmielewski, Jr. and Dale Zuk. Nick Devitt (hidden, but playing the drums), Ben Zuk and Dennis Zuk are not pictured.

The sixth annual Motley Two Rivers Music Fest will again take place in town, but with a new venue. This year it will be in the Morrison County Fairgrounds in Motley Friday – Sunday, July 27 – 29.

Larry Beckner, one of the organizers, said the event will be, “A full weekend of food, fun and family entertainment with a kiddie land, a parade a beer garden and fireworks. This year’s festival will be longer and with more entertainment than before, coinciding with Motley’s 125th anniversary.”

The fun begins at 2 p.m. Friday, with an amateur music show. A pie and ice cream social will be held at the Motley United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m., Prairiegrass, a bluegrass band, plays.

On Saturday, the Motley Fire Department puts on a fundraiser pancake breakfast at the fairgrounds beginning at 7 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. (watch for signs for the route) and at noon the craft fair opens, along with food vendors.

At noon, the Jolly Zuk Brothers band plays until 3 p.m., then Tami and the Bachelor takes the stage to play a variety of classic and current music. At 6 p.m. Wayne Renn, a Brainerd native, will give the audiences a variety country show. Following Renn will be fireworks over the fairgrounds.

On Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., Alan Goddage will play gospel country at the fairgrounds.