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Friday, July 8, 2016

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors’ focus is on danceable Country music, Southern Rock, and get your body moving 80’s Rock N Roll, along with some soulful Rhythm and Blues. The band loves it when the crowd gets going on the dance floor and strives to keep them there. The band can shift easily from Classic Country hits by Merle Haggard , Alabama, and Johnny Cash to today’s New country artists like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Zac Brown Band. Fiddle music the likes of The Charlie Daniels Band will keep folks on the edge of their seats. As the night progresses, you can hear tunes from Tom Petty, Wilson Pickett, John (Cougar) Mellencamp, and even some Rehab. Overall, a night with The Great Outdoors is sure to be an entertaining evening.

The Great Outdoors has been in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area since 1998. They have performed all around the tri-state region, and even ventured into Wisconsin, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Michigan. The band has an outstanding reputation for entertaining all kinds of audiences.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sushi Roll

If we had only one word to describe Chicago cover band sensations, Sushi Roll, it would be…ANIMAZING!

Formed in early 2012, Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music and rock n’ roll swagger…and then topped it off with memorable stage costumes, inspired by cosplay and Anime!

Founded by music industry vets and fronted by one of the most mesmerizing young female lead singer in Chicago, Sushi Roll is made up of one part driving rock band, one part light-hearted pop, and one part over-the-top theatrical verve. They easily transition between revved-up versions of your favorite pop and rock hits by artists like Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, P!nk, Madonna and the Jackson 5…connecting them into one a non-stop musical journey that is perfect entertainment for bars, clubs, festivals, private/corporate events and more!

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Fun…with Sushi Roll!

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Multi-platinum-selling country group BLACKHAWK have signed with Loud & Proud Records and are working on their first studio release in 12 years. The band (guitarist/vocalist Henry Paul and keyboardist/vocalist Dave Robbins) are currently in Nashville with co-producer Dale Oliver (Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman), putting the finishing touches on their new album Brothers Of The Southland, currently scheduled for a late spring release.

“Brothers of the Southland is the product of BlackHawk’s evolution,” says Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky. “It represents the band through the years and their many hits, the adversity they faced and Henry and Dave’s decision to continue their musical journey together. BlackHawk’s sound remains a beautiful blend of melody and harmony with genuine and purposeful lyrics and Loud & Proud is excited to be their label partner. We know their legions of fans are going to love experiencing this new music.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Tom Lipsky and Loud & Proud,” says Henry Paul. “His belief, commitment and appreciation for our music has us excited for the future. We’re looking forward to the next chapter of our story.”

Along with third founding member Van Stephenson, Henry Paul and Dave Robbins exploded onto the country music landscape in 1993 with their self-titled album and top 10 hit single “Goodbye Says It All.” Three more hit singles followed (“Every Once In A While,” “I Sure Can Smell The Rain” and “That’s Just About Right”), propelling the album to platinum status. They maintained that pace in the years that followed, scoring a dozen top ten hits, including two number ones, while selling more than seven million records. Tragedy struck in 1999 when Van was diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. After a long and courageous fight, Van lost his battle in 2001. Henry and Dave honored his dying wish that BlackHawk continue to make great music and fight for a cure. They established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund in his memory, donating the proceeds of their efforts to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center.

Over the course of their amazing career, BlackHawk’s songs have touched people young and old. Their unique musical character has been a catalyst in bringing non-country music fans to the genre. Twenty-one years after their arrival, BlackHawk’s legend grows.

Deer River Lions Club · P.O. Box 209 · Deer River · Minnesota 56636