CLEAR LAKE - North Iowa and its guests will be treated to more than 12 hours of free music on Tuesday, July 25, when RAGBRAI overnights in Clear Lake.
The music is set to begin at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day from three stages, thanks to generous donations from area businesses, organizations, individuals, and foundations, according to Shane Cooney with Clear Lake's RAGBRAI entertainment committee.
Joining the previously announced “Main Stage” artists are Stan The Pan Man, The Jumbies, The Surf Zombies, The Flaming Camaros and Hitchville.
Their performances will go through 6 p.m. on the Beach Stage near City Beach.
A late night show featuring The Brazilian 2wins is set to closed out the Hanson Foundation Main Stage entertainment.
A third intimate Main Avenue Stage will feature acoustic artists Pan Dimensions and Ruthless Ruth.
“One Love, One Lake” is the theme for the entertainment options available that day. Clear Lake’s band shell will serve as the main stage, hosting music from 6:45-11 p.m., with performances by The Wailers, Cowboy Mouth and Irie Sol.
Stan “the Pan Man” Dahl has performed on the steelpan (“steel drum”) throughout the Midwest for more than a decade. His music is a blend of calypso, soca, reggae, Latin, and rock.
The Jumbies - five guys from Iowa - take the rhythm, energy and motion of traditional Afro-Caribbean musical styles such as soca and reggae, the sound of the steel pan, and a high-energy funk backing band, and spin out seriously dance-able music.
The eastern Iowa-based Surf Zombies are all about fun, fast and melodic surf instrumentals. They have released four albums since forming in 2006.
The Flaming Camaros, a four-man band from Cedar Rapids, has a songlist packed with Beatles, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Weezer, Blink 182, The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Stray Cats, Ramones, Cheap Trick and more.
Hitchville has solidified itself among the upper echelon of regional talent under the leadership of vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe. With its trademark harmonies and kinetic stage energy, the band has graced the main stages of some of the region’s largest festivals, including four years straight at WE Fest.
The Brazilian 2wins have entertained audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and their signature sound. This four-piece band draws influence from a plethora of genres, with power-pop melodies, a dynamite hip hop rhythm section, funky dynamic bass lines, an electric violin and ukulele.
Pan Dimensions, a Minneapolis-based steel drum band, plays ambient acoustic steel band arrangements. Lance and Chilly arrange and compose songs that are familiar with a Caribbean twist.
Ruthless Ruth is a Des Moines-based high-energy folk-pop duo, specializing in edgy originals and classic covers. Mason City native Ruth Lapointe is the lead singer and Jacob Sawyer of Des Moines plays lead guitar.