Outdoor Music

Summer entertainment at its best! Each week different local bands perform from a wide variety of genres. Intermission acts feature community organizations and entertainers.

 

 

 

 

Music & Entertainment

Thursdays just got a little more fun!

Grab a bite to eat from your favorite food vendor or downtown White Bear Lake restaurant, and join us at the picnic tables for some fantastic live music! Or you are welcome to bring your own chairs/blankets and sit in front of the Kowalski’ Markets Gazebo Stage or the White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Castaways

The Castaways

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – White Bear Dance Center

The Castaways are a nationally-known Minnesota based rock’n’roll band that audiences have been enjoying for many years. Best known for their top ten hit ‘Liar, Liar’, the band covers favorites including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and Buddy Holly, to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown artists, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and more!

Bare Bones Band

Kashimana

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – O’Leary-Mulally
Sponsored by Auger Garage – 100 Years of Automotive Service

Kashimana is a mother, musician, vocalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through their original compositions. The name Kashimana means ‘that’s their heart’ and you can hear Kashimana’s heart beating in the compelling sound of their music which is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Scotty Reed with Bruce McCabe

Scotty Reed Band with Bruce McCabe

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Richter Piano

Each performance is a unique, improvisational, high-energy display of harmonica-driven traditional electric Chicago, west coast swing, jump & original blues!.

Whisky Stone

Soulmates

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – Lakeshore Players

Hailing from Mississippi, Texas and Minnesota, the Soulmates’ song list includes blues, R & B, and rock classics spanning five decades–from the 30’s through the 90’s–as well as original compositions of their own.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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No Limit B Sides

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Zen Fitness

No Limits the B-Side Band is a R&B, funk, and soul band that was a vision from the band leader, Duane Smith who formed the band in July 2010. The goal is to provide music that excites and enlightens the soul.

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The Resonators

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – White Bear Lake Schools Drum Line

Phil Kitze and the Resonators play a variety of rockin’ blues, rock and roll and original music, but Chicago and Texas blues is their mainstay. With a very upbeat, danceable style, their versatile repertoire covers of Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Bobby Blue Bland, Freddie King, Albert Collins, and Elmore James, and more.

The Barnum

Thursday, July 7, 2022

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Maiden Dixie

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Jordan Michael

Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock quintet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever since. They’ve played every A-list club in MN, opened for several national acts, and are well suited for the bigger outdoor stages at fairs or festivals. While performing live, these five musicians combine their talents, experience, and love of music to form a true bond with their audience. With an inimitable blending of the country, rock, blues and folk genres, Maiden Dixie guarantees an exciting and enthusiastic live performance that is sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing.

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The Bad Companions

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – White Bear Lake Schools Pep Band

The Bad Companions are a long standing, popular Minneapolis roots rock quartet. We’ve performed at fairs, festivals, car shows and clubs around the Midwest with a dynamic live show that’s highly danceable and family friendly!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Salsa del Soul

Salsa del Soul

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Hockey Day MN 

Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Twin Cities Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perform include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa! Salsa del Soul performs locally at restaurants and bars, jazz and Latin festivals, private engagements, and other locations and events.

Scary Numan

Scary Numan

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – Mahtomedi Zephyr Jazz Ensemble 

Scary Numan is a collective of six men and one woman intent on taking 70’s-80’s New Wave, Punk, and Rock to new sonic places through song arrangement, mash-ups, and humor. We like to have fun with the music and on stage.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Brio Brass Band

Joyann Parker

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Healing Within Acupuncture

With roots in the church and a solid foundation of musical education, Joyann Parker found her authentic voice later in life and created her own blend of roots music that combines soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and traditional blues styles. Parker has been a steadily rising star on the Midwest music scene, and with the release of her critically-acclaimed solo debut record, “Hard To Love,” she is now bringing her full range of talent as an accomplished singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter to national and international stages. Joyann’s rootsy, genre-blending sequel, “Out of the Dark,” was released on February 12, 2021 and debuted at #11 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #1 on the NACC Radio chart.

Helium for Liftoff

Helium for Liftoff

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – Success Fitness

Rise up with Helium For Liftoff! This classic rock band blends and eclectic mix of the blues with rock, soul and funk for a high energy sound to get you up and moving.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Whisky Stone

Retro Soul & Westside Horns ft. Big Mike

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Children’s Performing Arts

Retro Soul and the Westside Horns is a group of seasoned musicians that reside in the Twin Cities metro area that have a passion for making good music. They play their style of blues rock inspired originals, combined with family friendly good time oldies from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s that include: R&B favorites such as Wilson Pickett, Ottis Redding, Marvin Gaye to old time rock and roll from The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. 

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Mr. Winky

6:00 – 9:00 pm

White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – The Movement MN

This is a classic rock and roll band, 60’s through 80’s music. 5 member group that sings, lead and back up vocals, with instruments including guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, sax and percussion.