Two-day music festival begins Aug. 4

Two days of music, one epic stage and the scenic beauty of Spillville’s Riverside Park…this means only one thing: the Turkey River Music Festival is back Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. 

Offering a wide variety of music both days, the fest starts Friday night at 6 p.m., with a lineup of heavy metal and hard rock performers and bands gracing the outdoor Ludwig Stage. This is a rain or shine event, with the historic Inwood Ballroom as the rain location. Tickets available at the door for each night or a two-day pass is available.

Eight local and regional bands will regale audiences Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m. to close, with the last band taking the stage at 11 p.m. The outdoor venue will offer on-site food, beer and drink tent, games and souvenirs, local vendors, camping on a first-come-first-serve basis, picnic tables, a horseshoe pit and plenty of room for lawn chairs around the stage. With two massive fire pits adjacent, plan to end the night with fire as a fitting tribute to the hard and heavy musical entertainment, sure to energize attendees and encourage more than a little head-banging for the Turkey River Music Festival kick-off.  

Gates to the Riverside Park open at noon Saturday, Aug. 5. The day features a full and rich lineup of blues and rock musicians starting at 1 p.m. Joe and Vicki Price have traditionally kicked off day two of the TRMF, and this year is no different. Bands Saturday include Casey Klein, Noah & the Hitchhikers, Stoned Crow and the headliner, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown.

For the full list of entertainers for the two-day Music Festival, visit or follow their Facebook page. Proceeds from the fest go toward the Riverside Park and Inwood Ballroom, as well as continuing the TRMF.

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