Phil Vassar to headline 2019 Grandma’s Marathon

Phil Vassar to headline 2019 Grandma’s Marathon

Early bird tickets to Rock the Big Top Tent at Grandma’s Marathon go on sale April 4

Duluth, Minn. – Come for the race, stay for the party and “Rock The Big Top” on marathon weekend! All the bands in this year’s lineup were selected for the energy they bring to their live performances! Grandma’s Marathon is excited to present Phil Vassar as the headliner for Big Top Tent with supporting artists Everette and Rhino as part of the entertainment line-up for Friday, June 21. Advance early bird tickets go on sale starting Thursday, April 4th at 10 a.m.

Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist. He has 10 Number 1 hits, 15 Top 10 hits, and 26 Top 40 hits. His top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise, Carlene, Six-Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While and My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye, Bye (Jo Dee Messina) and many more! His ninth album is titled American Soul.

Friday evening will kick-off with Everette’s brand of country music that is filled with swampy harmonicas and bluesy guitar licks mixed with a knack for melodic hooks. Everette brings a load of talent to the Big Top stage as one of the most fun and promising new names in country rock!

Rhino will conclude the evening with their style of modern, alternative, 80’s, and classic rock with twists of country and other surprises added in. Rhino is a five member, high energy Twin Cities band that will provide nonstop entertainment and fun!

The party picks up again at “Rock the Big Top” on Saturday, June 22nd featuring an energetic lineup that is sure to satisfy all music tastes. Artists performing include Rock-A-Billy Revue, a band that will play a great variety of music from the timeless hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s along with hit kicking country music rolled into a fun dance party. The energetic Laura Velvet and The Bookhouse Boys will feature a unique blend of fresh, young vocal talent and versatile, experienced musicians.

Saturday afternoon will continue with Chris Kroeze, runner-up on the last season of NBC’s “The Voice”. He is a singer and songwriter that connects with both the hearts and minds of audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and alluring vocal delivery as he performs.

Saturday evening will open with Laura Velvet and The Bookhouse Boys, followed by Kroeze, and conclude with headliner Cowboy Mouth as they offer up a raucous, redemptive, live music experience that includes a combination of a unique style of rock & roll and a rowdy spirit in their raw and engaging performance style!

Early bird advance tickets go on sale starting Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. for only $10 for Friday night; $10 for Saturday night at A weekend ticket package for both nights is available at the discounted price of $15 only during the month of April. Complete schedule below.

Grandma’s Marathon “Rock The Big Top” Entertainment Schedule: June 21-22, 2019

Friday, June 21:  All Ages (15 & under, need to be accompanied by an adult) –   7:00 p.m.        Gates Open

  • Everette
  • Phil Vassar
  • Rhino

Saturday, June 22:  Morning/Afternoon (FREE) All Ages – Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

  • Rock-A-Billy Revue
  • Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys
  • Chris Kroeze

Saturday, June 22:  Evening 21+ – Gates Open at  7:00 p.m.

  • Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys
  • Chris Kroeze
  • Cowboy Mouth

Enjoy the Video DJ Mix of Sounds Unlimited before and in-between all live entertainment.

“Rock The Big Top”: Advance Ticket Pricing Structure:

April 4 – April 30, 2019: Only $15 for both nights!
Friday only: $10  |  Saturday only: $10

May 1 – May 31, 2019:  $20 for both nights
Friday only: $15  |  Saturday only: $10

June 1 – June 20, 2019: $30 for both nights
Friday only: $25  |  Saturday only: $10

June 21 and June 22, 2019:
Friday only: $25  |  Saturday only: $10

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