Seventh annual Motley Music Fest tunes up Friday, July 26

By Tina SnellStaff Writer

The seventh annual Motley Two Rivers Music Fest will be held Friday – Sunday, July 26 – 28 at the Morrison County Fairgrounds in Motley.

The music agenda is full, beginning Friday at 2 p.m. with Alex and the Silver Wings.

The band plays a variety of both old and new country western music from singers such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Alan Jackson, George Strait and more. They throw some rock and roll into the mix as well.

Katie Ziegler will be playing at the Motley Two Rivers Music Festival Saturday, July 27, at 4 p.m.
Katie Ziegler will be playing at the Motley Two Rivers Music Festival Saturday, July 27, at 4 p.m.

Blue Hazard, with three albums to its name, begins playing at 6 p.m. The five-piece band has been together for 13 years and merges its traditional roots with folk, pop and contemporary genres. Blue Hazard has played at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, clubs in Duluth, festivals and more.

From 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, crafters will be selling their goods at the fairgrounds. The beer garden opens at noon and will close at 10 p.m.

The Motley Methodist Church continues to have a pie and ice cream social from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

On Saturday, July 27, crafters will again be setting up their wares and the beer garden will open at noon.

At 7 a.m., the Motley Fire Department will start serving pancakes for their annual fundraiser.

A parade which will wind its way down Third Street begins at 11 a.m. and Kiddie Land opens at the same time.

Beginning at noon, the 34th Division Marching Band will entertain music lovers at the fairgrounds.

Nathan’s Old Time Band, a group with no member over the age of 18, will play from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Katie Ziegler, a local talent from Staples, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The music ends Saturday with Tami and the Bachelor playing from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. They are another local group who has shared stages with the Thunderbirds, Leon Russell, the Guess Who and Herman’s Hermits.

Fireworks will end the evening Saturday, beginning at 10 p.m.

Craft booths will again be open from 8 a.m. – noon Sunday, July 28, and there will be a non-denominational church service at the fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Larry Beckner at (218) 820-8303.