Organizer Brady Homan says the event will take place much the same as it has the past couple of years.
It’s just a matter of a couple of days before the big event of the summer happens, Devils Lake RockFest will be Rockin’ the Cove Aug. 11 and 12.
Organizer Brady Homan says the event will take place much the same as it has the past couple of years, “if it’s not broke, why fix it?”
Some country, some rock and roll
Friday nights is slated to be the “country night” with bands starting at 7:30 p.m., a half hour earlier than last year.
First on the bill is “Dirt Road Dixie” featuring Cindy Jo Schloer, American Idol finalist. They are the opening band for RockFest and the night’s headliners, “Lost Highway,” a popular country band from the Midwest.
Saturday’s concerts are a little more rock and roll, starting at 7 p.m. with “Free Fallin” the Tom Petty cover band who played RockFest a few years ago and are back by popular demand.
They will be followed by “Free Bird” another popular band covering Lynard Skynard hits.
Headliners for Saturday night are “Snake Oil” and their tribute to rock’s greatest stars like KISS, Ozzie Osborne and Hairball.
The Devils Lake Hockey Boosters will be providing burgers and brats for sale as a fundraiser for their program throughout both nights.
Both the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department and Lunacy MC will be providing security for the evenings.
The Lake Region Ambulance will be present, just in case.
Homan says they are going to spray the area so there shouldn’t be any problem with mosquitoes or other flying pests.
A shuttle bus will bring concert goers to RockFest leaving from Proz downtown and Razor’s Edge, so you don’t have to drive and worry about parking. The bus driver plans to pick up at both locations on the hour, or shortly thereafter, starting at 5 p.m.
Golf carts will then shuttle audience members who might need a little assistance once you get to the concert venue at the Cove.
Tickets will include a wrist band that indicates if you are under 21 or over 21 because adult beverages will be for sale at the concert, as well.
Last year there were at least 2,000 who enjoyed RockFest and this year they’re hoping for even more to come out. “It’s grown every year since we started it in Roosevelt Park five years ago,” Dick Prozinski from Proz said.
This is the fourth year the concert is being held on the lake and Prozinski said he knows folks who plan their vacation now to Devils Lake around this event, many come from out of state.
Homan pointed out how important all the sponsors are to the event, “We are so grateful for all the wonderful businesses and organizations who help us put on this event each year, we wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”