Bands announced for Leprechaun DaysPop Rocks and Johnny Holm Band will perform
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Leprechaun Days is still a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited for the annual summer event. The Leprechaun Days committee announced last week that Pop Rocks and the Johnny Holm Band will rock faces off the second weekend of the 10-day festival.
“It should be a really fun weekend,” said Laura Briggs, Leprechaun Days committee president.
Pop Rocks will perform at 7 p.m. July 29. The high-energy band hails from Minneapolis. According to their website, Pop Rocks brings the best of today’s hottest hits, 80s rock, throwback hip-hop, disco and timeless party classics all mashed up.
On Saturday July 30 perennial favorite the Johnny Holm Band will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. The Johnny Holm Band plays a little bit of everything in an impromptu manner that keeps the crowd moving.
In addition to the two main acts on Thursday School of Rock out of Burnsville will take the stage. Briggs said the youth band is fantastic and should provide good entertainment for all ages.
With the musical line up set, Briggs said organizers are concentrating efforts on the Mid-Summer Faire. The committee is taking applications for vendors to set up during the carnival in Central Park. Briggs said it’s a great opportunity for area businesses to promote themselves.
For those with great ideas, Briggs said the committee is also taking applications for Leprechaun Days events as well.
The first weekend, July 22-23, will feature the second annual Bluegrass Americana Festival. The festival drew hundreds to Central Park amphitheater last summer and organizers hope for an even better turnout this summer. Throughout the 10 days there are many smaller-scale events geared toward the whole family.
To find out more about Lephrechaun Days visit www.rosemountevents.com and click on the Leprechaun Days tab.
The Leprechaun Days committee meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month in room 212 at the Rosemount Community Center. The next meeting will be held June 13.