Tomorrow Today: Outdoor music festival lineup set

By Maxeen Crumplett | Beacon temp-stringer agency

View of stage at last year's festival.
View of stage at last year’s festival.

“MusicOutSide” — formerly Bass Lake Outdoor-Music-Live! — is set for Aug. 6-7 near Bass Lake.

Semi-annually promoted as “the largest outdoor music festival within a 45-mile radius that particular weekend,” the new informal theme is “Here it is Again.”

Co-organizer Garth Jimmerschmidt said he is “just pleased as punch” with this year’s lineup.

“Yeah, you could say I am,” Jimmerschmidt said in a text-statement.

Featured entertainers include Local Cover Band and a roster of other entertainment. In addition to music acts, other acts include performance-artists, such as pizza-juggler Vats Domino and 7-year-old chalk-art phenomenon Betsy Glinger.

Partial lineup for this year’s festival.

Day 1
Community tent (music begins around 1:45 p.m.): Community Praise Group; Campfire Weekend.
Main stage: Irk-Joffs (4 p.m.); Lamb Bruce Go (5 p.m.); Dumpster Fire and Rain (6:30 p.m.); Mrs. Misses (7:45 p.m.); The Prairie Manksters (8:45 p.m.).

Day 2
Community tent (begins near noon): St. Mark McChoir (start time TBA): Vryce Tatum, comic-heckling; Mandolin Orange (sponsored by Beijing Bait and Tackle); A capella quartet (and two backup instrumentalists).
Main stage: Mission of Myanmar (3:30 p.m.) Whores With No Name (5 p.m.); Local Cover Band Jr. (6 p.m.); Local Cover Band (7:30 p.m.); Country-Rock Surprise  (9 p.m.).

Tribute band stage (both days, at times): Drake/Nickdrake; Edwin Starrland Vocal Band; Frampton Van Beethoven; Tackle-Box Tops; Sneezer.

“Come out and join us,” Jimmerschmidt said. “It might be a lot of fun. And we really need to sell these tickets, seriously.”

Quick peek at-a-glance:

  • What: MusicOutSide
  • When:Aug. 6-7
  • Where:Louis’ Pasture, 45000 County-Line Road 33-1/3 (known as “Catch the Rave” from 1992-92).
  • Prohibited on the grounds:Glass containers; “suspicious” substances; large firearms; gazelles.
  • Master of ceremonies: Dynamite Blowhead, from The Radio Station.
  • Admission:$11.45 (front-row); $8.50 (not-too-far-away); $5.19 (peripheral vision); $2.99 (super-size medium); Group rates unavailable.

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