Cardinal Days organizers expand lineup of music acts

CLARKFIELD — Lots of country, some folk and blues — and ending with some rock ‘n’ roll.

That’s the musical lineup on two different stages in Clarkfield this weekend during Cardinal Days.

“We tried to push the musical acts this year,” said festival organizer Troy Bruflat. “This is the first year Friday and Saturday we’re having bands. We have music all day on Saturday.”

The Connie Lee Country Show featuring Tom Listul kicks off the music weekend 7-9 p.m. today.

The band is known for its gospel music, according its web page.

“She may have grown up near the tiny town of Urbank and her stature may be on the shorter side, but there’s nothing small about Connie Lee Stich,” the web page says. “When she steps her country-kicking boots on stage, the sound that resonates from within her 5-foot, 1-inch frames lets the audience know where her passion lies.”

According to the web page, the songs “are meant to inspire and give hope for the listener.”

Radio Acoustic starts off Saturday starting at 2:15 p.m. The duo of Phil Rounsville on guitar and Alina Laughlin with vocals play top 40 and a variety of other songs.

“We have a little of something for everyone,” their Facebook page says.

At 5 p.m., Charlie Roth hops on stage to play some Americana, folk, blues, country and Celtic.

“What Charlie is best at is telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica and foot percussion,” his web page states.

His fifth album, “Broken Ground,” reached up to No. 6 on the Euro Americana charts and continues to get air play all over the world.

Saturday night ends with a street dance featuring Flashmob! starting at 8 p.m. They are described as a pop, dance, rock cover band from Minneapolis.

According to its web page, Flashmob! “has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest with their contagious brand of non-stop energy, professional style, and unique and refreshing take on songs for over a decade.”

Their music includes songs from such artists as Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Pitbull, Journey, Pink and Bon Jovi.

Other festival events include Medallion Hunt Clue, bingo and the Game Show at the Filling Station Friday.

The Saturday lineup includes Cardinal Car Cruise, grand and kiddie parade and a BMX stunt show.

A softball tournament and outdoor church service and community potluck are scheduled for Sunday.

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