Live Music. . . all weekend long . . .


Friday, June 23rd

The Johnny Holm Band

8:30 p.m. to Midnight

The Johnny Holm Band has been a staple at the Blaine Festival for years.  Johnny Holm started solo and then built up his band. He has said he has always been into music. In 8th grade, he got his first guitar and played on the porch on Third Street North in Brainerd.

Saturday, June 24th

Heartless - a Heart Tribute

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Heartless, is an in-your-face full-on rock experience, paying homage to one of the best bands in rock history- HEART! They play all of Heart's greatest hits from both the 70's and 80's, and while they may not look like the band, they sure sound like them. Check out their show at the 2023 Blaine Festival!

Sunday, June 25th

The Dirty Shorts Brass Band

10:00 a.m. to Noon

The Dirty Shorts Brass Band will kick off Sunday's live music. The New Orleans-style brass band honors the style and tradition of New Orleans brass bands past and present by playing a combination of blues, jazz, rock, gospel, Dixie and old-time music.

Some of their popular hits include, “When the Saints Go Marchin' in,” “Basin St Blues,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “The Preacher,” “Bourbon Street Blues” and “Minnie the Moocher.”

Saturday, June 24th

Rock Godz - A Tribute to 80's Arena Rock

2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

A Rock Godz performance takes the audience on an over-the-top, wildly fun trip through the era of 80's rock and metal. Their arena rock production, combined with classic 80's rock, creates an instant party scene where friends raise their glasses and sing along to their favorite songs – all night long! Rock Godz features music from all of your favorites, including Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Poison, Prince, Ozzy, Led Zeppelin, Quiet Riot, Bullet Boys, Slaughter, Steel Panther…and many more!

Saturday, June 24th

Southern Express

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Based out of the Twin Cities, The Southern Express Band is the Midwest’s premier tribute to the icons of Southern Rock.  This group of seasoned musicians brings their passion for Southern Rock to each and every show and leaves it all on stage.  If you thought the days of good ole’ Southern Rock were over, do yourself a favor, and check these guys out!

Sunday, June 25th

The Covers

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Covers have often been the difference between a good night and an incredible, unforgettable night.  Music inspires joy, recalls good times and inspires new memorable moments. 6 talented musicians that enjoy playing music with each other providing music for guests, young and old, to dance and sing along to... It’s powerful.

Saturday, June 24th

Good for Gary

8:00 p.m. to Midnight

Good for Gary is a Twin Cities cover band that specializes in playing current and past dance hits, focusing on the newest Top 40 songs. With a 7-piece line-up, there’s no hip-hop, pop, or dance song they can’t cover. You will hear some Iggy Azalea, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Macklemore and old school jams at every show. Check out the rest of the songlist and you will get a taste of what Good for Gary is capable of.