Honey Bee Festival 2022
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Randy Lee Ensemble
Andy Peterson Quartet
The Return of Cookin' at the O
Jason Peterson DeLaire
Terrence Smith/Hive Jive
Steve's "Overpopulated" One Man Band
Anam Cara — barn dance
Briand Morrison & Roxanne Berglund
The Fish Heads
Ingeborg von Agassiz
Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Plein Air Painters • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota br>
Terrence Smith • Hive Jive br>
Splash the Mermaid • at the pool br>
Honey-infused food and drink br>
Bee-inspired arts & crafts br>
Info & advocacy to support pollinators br>
FOOD TRUCKS br>
Room at the Table br>
Dogs N' Kabobs
Cyclists unite at the festival from three departing locations on the Munger Trail - Saturday morning August 6 br>
Duluth - Wussow's Concert Cafe br>
Moose Lake - Carlton Bike Rental and Repair br>
Mahtowa - TJ's Country Corner br>
Participants receive admission to Saturday festival, SWARM t-shirt, free beverage ticket and support on the trail br>
NOTE: The SWARM BIKE RIDE requires registration prior to Saturday, August 6
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation of the Minnesota State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
schedule Friday August 5 gates open at 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ARTS CAMP STUDENT PRESENTATION TENT STAGE
Students from the Bee Friendly Arts Camp - hosted by Encore! County Seat Theater, REACH Program for Youth-Adult Partnerships and Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community - will present and perform art from their recent camp experiences.
4:00 PM - 5:00PM PM Randy Lee Ensemble Tent Stage
Randy Lee is a busy free-lance musician for various jazz gigs, dances, and receptions involving everything from Dixieland duos, to jazz combo, to Latin American music, to big bands. Randy has performed with the Guy Lombardo (Al Pierson and the Royal Canadians), Russ Morgan, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. Mr. Lee’s professional bands and other associations have found him accompanying the Mills Brothers, Wayne Newton, Steve Lippia, the Drifters, Bobby Vinton, Johnny Mathis and Marvin Hamlisch and such jazz notables as Bobby Shew, Rufus Reid, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Paul McKee, Tom Matta, Randy Brecker, Bob Baca, Rick DellaRatta (Jazz for Peace), and the “Straighten Up and Fly Right” Nat King Cole Tribute.
5:00 PM - 6:00PM PM Andy Peterson Quartet pool side weather permitting
Andy Peterson has been surrounded by music since a young age. His father was a musician, and there was commonly jazz, classical, and funk music playing in the house. This influence was a big part of his development as a young musician. Andy has played the saxophone for 10 years, and has been teaching and performing for the past few years. Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from University of Minnesota - Duluth in 2022.
6:30 PM - 10:00 The Return - Glenn Swanson Cookin' At the O Returns to Oldenburg
Moving to Minneapolis in 1972 from Duluth where he attended UMD, Glenn quickly became one of the Twin Cities’ leading drummers in both live venues and the studio. He was a staff drummer at Creation Audio and worked with Minneapolis’ leading recording icons, including Herb Pilhoffer and Chris Moon. He has been described by Billy Peterson as a 'musical chameleon - able to play all the bags'.
FEATURING Billy Peterson bass | the return
After leaving the Steve Miller Band, Peterson continues to work with various artists around the world. In 2012 he went on a European Tour with Ben Sidran. Later that year he co-hosted along with Cynthia Johnson the Funkytown Movie, produced by Megabien Entertainment, which showcases some of the Twin Cities´ finest artists and musicians. In 2015, Peterson as the bassist of Bob Dylan's album “Blood on the Tracks” received the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award, which was inducted due to its significance for musical, social, and cultural history.
FEATURING Ricky Peterson keyboards | the return
Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn and for having produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early days on the Twin Cities scene (perhaps most notably producing and arranging the song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"). Playing on David Sanborn records since the mid 80's, he ensembled with and produced Sanborn on "Songs from the Night Before" and Prince on "Gold", "Emancipation", "Crystal Ball". Peterson also played a big part in writing and producing George Benson's "That's Right" CD.
This is just the icing on a career whose associations (either live or in the studio) read like a diverse pop and jazz trivia encyclopedia: Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, Anita Baker, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Joe Sample, Sting, Sergio Mendes, Brian Wilson, Ben Sidran, Rodger Waters, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Phil Upchurch, Jimmy Buffet, Fine Young Cannibals, Steve Miller Band, GoGos, Paula Abdul, Boz Scaggs, Dave Koz, Lalah Hathaway, Sheryl Crow, Jonathon Butler, Bruce Willis, The Jets, Jermaine Jackson, Rhythm Syndicate, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford, Howard Hewett, Larry Graham, Tuck & Patti and John Mayer.
FEATURING Andrew Walesch piano and vocals | the return
Whether composing and arranging or appearing in settings ranging from solo artist to big band, this St. Cloud, Minnesota native, who criss-crosses the bold North playing dates big and small, is as respectful of his predecessors as he is ready to take a leap into the unknown and chart a new course.
In his monthly, sold-out shows with his 10-piece band, Walesch is a traditionalist and an iconoclast rolled into one. His vocal and piano chops, along with his keen sensibility to find and interpret a great lyric, have lead to some great opportunities for Walesch, including an appearance on the nationally syndicated NPR broadcast Mountain Stage.
FEATURING Jason Peterson DeLaire SAXOPHONES, KEYBOARDS and vocals | the return
Jason Peterson DeLaire is a member of the well-known musically talented “Peterson family” of Minneapolis, MN. He is proficient on keyboards and saxophone, as well as being a seasoned singer, songwriter and producer.
Jason is a well-rounded and versatile performer of classic jazz and R & B. He attended the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston, studying film score and musical harmony. He has earned a reputation as a solid touring accompanist and ‘front’ solo performer.
Currently the keyboardist and saxophonist is in Michael Bolton’s band, he is doing the 2008 Bolton World Tour. Jason has many years of experience touring nationally and internationally with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Prince, Oleta Adams, Alexander O’Neal, Richard Marx, Solo, and Cherrelle. Jason has also done studio work with Alexander O’Neal, Prince, Donny Osmond, Bobby Brown, Ben Sidran, St. Paul Peterson, Michael Bolton and Flyte Time Productions.
schedule Saturday August 6 gates open at 11:00 AM
10:00 AM THE SWARM BIKE RIDE Three departure locations - Munger Trail
Cyclists unite at the festival from three departing locations on the Munger Trail - Saturday morning August 6
Duluth - Wussow's Concert Cafe
Moose Lake - Carlton Bike Rental and Repair
Mahtowa - TJ's Country Corner
Participants receive admission to Saturday festival, SWARM t-shirt, free beverage ticket and support on the trail
NOTE: The SWARM BIKE RIDE requires registration prior to Saturday, August 6
11:30 - NOON Hive Jive / Terrence Smith Near the entrance
Our Festival Pole is based on a broad tradition of gathering in a circle around the tree adorned with long multi-colored ribbons in the Summertime to celebrate Community. We honor the Earth, the yearly return to this spot, with our dances, shaking our energies, sharing our smiles and the moment. Connected and grounded we honor our ancestors, our children and look toward a future of hope and joy.
NOON - 1:00 PM Boss Mama PORCH STAGE
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and “Boss Mama” Colleen Myhre puts out dusty, dirty, gritty blues that rumbles across the stage like a beat-up sedan over a Mississippi Delta dirt road. Colleen's sound is a shake-and-baked helping of country soul, blood harmony and deep groove funkiness.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Steve's "Overpopulated" One Man Band TENT STAGE
A One-Man Band from Palo Minnesota! The dude plays 14 instruments at once including the accordion.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMAnam Cara Barn Dance under the tent
Anam Cara, two Gaelic words meaning Soul Friend, the name of this band, assembled piece by piece over these passing years. Sue Hagge and Shery Zoff have fiddled in many a town hall and community center throughout the region - Lee Cohen plays guitar, Kelly Smith plays banjo and Marge Smith plays the whistle. Terrence Smith leads the dances and joined frequently by fellow musical Soul Friends.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pollinator Presentation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Briand Morrison PORCH STAGE
Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals)
4:30 PM -5:30 PM the Langerstons TENT STAGE
The Langertsons are a young Minnesota band playing energetic, original songs, ready to show these small towns and the rest of the world what they're made of.
We are a small town band of young songwriters that love playing our fave tunes for crowds of people that aren't sure what to expect!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Fish Heads PORCH stage
The Fish Heads continue to rock the world of folk'n bluegrass with everything from Black Eyed Peas to Aerosmith.
hey Fish Head lovers, in case you are wondering the FHs have 4 CDs of theirs for sale. The Tails From the Dock Side, is the old band configuration with Mark and Karyn Nelson on it, then Kim and Mike have a duet CD full of love songs just for you...called Tails of Love, then the full band has 2 CDs, one titled Fish Heads the other No Bones....you can view them on our website. www.bigfishtunes.com
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ingeborg von Agassiz TENT STAGE
Ingeborg von Agassiz is a musician and visual artist based out of Duluth, MN.
Her name is a moniker she chose for herself to pay tribute to her roots. ‘Ingeborg’ is her great-grandmother and ‘Agassiz’ refers to the ancient glacial Lake Agassiz what once covered the region where she was born and raised in northwestern Minnesota. ‘Von’ is a German word which means ‘of’ and thus we have ‘Ingeborg of Agassiz.’ She modeled the name after two powerful women of Medieval Europe: Hildegard von Bingen and Eleanore of Aquitaine.
Ingeborg performs her original fully-formed songs with an array of electronic instruments. The Duluth News Tribune described her music as reminiscent of “children's music while also reminding you of "Gangsta's Paradise.”
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Lanue PORCH STAGE
Feeling detached from her previously released work as years lapsed, Duluth, Minnesota’s Sarah Krueger set out to Hive, a small studio nestled near the river in her hometown of Eau Claire, WI. In the course of two separate sessions, (the first on the cusp of a long winter, and the second on the fringe of summer’s swell), Krueger assembled a cast of collaborators to help flesh out a collection of songs that would later become the catalyst for Lanue. Culled from the title of a poem that found its way to Krueger from a thrift store shelf, Lanue comes to us as a project that stands firmly in front of a fresh creative backdrop and boasts a more developed taste and sincerity than Krueger’s previous releases — both a welcome departure and anticipated return.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Rich Mattson and the Northstars TENT STAGE
Hailing from the great northwoods of Minnesota, Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2010. The latest incarnation of the Northstars (with longtime drummer and cohort Keely Lane and bassist Kyle Westrick) released their 5th album “Skylights” in February of 2021 to rave reviews and high praise from the indie rock/americana/jangle-core crowd. With influences ranging from the Byrds, Neil Young, Petty, X, and Link Wray, the group’s original “cosmic folk” has cycled back to a more roots-rocking sound in recent years. The Northstars perform all around Minnesota and beyond and have been invited to share the stage with such notable acts as the Minus 5, the Jayhawks, and Trampled By Turtles. Somewhat of a Minnesota music staple, Mattson is well known for his songwriting and outstanding showmanship as well as his work with literally thousands of artists at his Sparta Sound recording studio. Another Rich Mattson and the Northstars album is due for Fall 2022 featuring