Laura Comito of Artworks Studio brought this to my attention. She explained that the young man who has organized this event is a visionary and that he likens this music extravaganza to Woodstock without the drugs. Personally I'm always floored by young people who have great ideas and then ACT on them. How did they get so actualized at such an early age? I was clueless myself. If this appeals please attend!
Carrollfest - a rock music festival in Carroll, Iowa
Dates and times: Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30
Friday - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday - 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sponsorship: Erik Lamp Event Productions and the Carroll Arts Council
Erik Lamp is a 2005 graduate of Glidden-Ralston (Iowa) HS, and is currently working toward a degree in Audio Engineering at the Institute for Production and Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Attractions: Two days of music and art at Graham Park in Carroll, Iowa. Artists from around the area will have booths and displays offering their work for sale. Additionally, concessions will be available and many of the bands performing will have CD's, shirts and souvenirs available for purchase.
Cost: Freewill donation with a goal of raising enough money to do it again next year. The festival is entirely dependent on donations to make it possible to continue. Donation of $2.00 or more will receive a wristband that entitles the wearer to discounts at vendors, stands and merchandise tables.
Till Flames Fall - Holstein, IA
The Rush Year - Sac City, IA
The Further Adjustments - Glidden, IA
By Any Chance - Carroll, IA
Saul - Sutherland, IA
Joel Hike - Minneapolis, MN (Formerly of Glidden)
Zene - Carroll and Jefferson, IA
Hannah Haupt - Fennimore, WI
Hour Of Reckoning - Manson, IA
Daylight's Funkadelic Authority - Defiance, IA
Carjack Lovers - Audubon, IA
High Octane - Charter Oak, IA
Tomorrow's Storm - Ames, IA
Atombender - Ames, IA
Lehzly - Manson, IA
Stanwood Charlie - Tama, IA
Jonathan Harker - Clarinda, IA and St. Paul, MN
Hold For Swank - Cedar Falls and Des Moines, IA
Plan To Pull Through - Pella, IA
New to the festival this year:
Till Flames Fall, The Rush Year, The Further Adjustments, Saul, Hannah Haupt, Hour Of Reckoning, Daylight's Funkadelic Authority, High Octane, Tomorrow's Storm, Atombender
Plan To Pull Through has played all three years.
Variety of acts from acoustic folk to hard rock
Third annual festival, and largest yet. Carrollfest started out as the producers idea for a birthday party in 2006. It ended up being an 11 band outdoor show. It has now grown into a 2 day festival featuring 19 bands from around the Midwest.
Contact Information for questions and further details:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (producer and founder of Carrollfest), dledlamp@iowatelecom (local arrangements)
Phone Erik Lamp - 712-790-9407, Dean Lamp - 712-659-2263 or 712-790-9405
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