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‘After Party’ dance, concert featured nightly

By Anna Erickson

The new nightly PBR Bull Ride “After Party” dance and concert will feature touring national music acts and Nashville recording artists. This is a separate ticket from the bull ride.

The concerts are a tribute to Jokela ProWest producer Randy Jokela’s mother, Lorraine, who died last fall.

“She was always encouraging us to bring in the best music,” he said.

Center Stage Productions will provide a Stageline 24 x 32 stage for the concert series and a separate stage for the dance band that will be set up at the pavilion.

Advance discounted tickets will be available at www.parkbull

Hay Creek Entertainment is coordinating with Jokela ProWest on the entertainment. The lineup includes:

Thursday, July 10

Side Stage: Incredibly Real, blyReal. This is a young band of outstanding and popular local musicians.

Main Stage: Jeremiah James Korfe, http://jeremiahjameskorfe. com/. Dividing his time between writing, recording, touring and farming, Jeremiah has charm and passion that play well on the stage and beyond. He has toured with his previous band “From Joyce” nationally with the X Games, been featured on TV and print commercials with Harley Davidson, Budweiser and Crown Royal, and was the recent star of Country Music Television’s show Sweet Home Alabama. Growing up one of 10 kids on his family farm in Minnesota, Jeremiah developed a strong work ethic and sense of community.

Friday, July 11

Side Stage: Jeremiah James Korfe, http://jeremiahjameskorfe. com/.

Main Stage: Chris Janson, Janson is a hot new Nashville recording artist. He is a featured performer at the 2014 Main Stage at WeFest and was a headliner at Moondance Country Jam in 2013. He has toured Europe with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams, Jr., and has shared the stage with Merle Haggard and Florida Georgia Line, and has written with Rodney Crowell and Duff McKagan, among others. He is most impressive on stage, bringing an array of strengths into the spotlight. He is an accomplished singer/songwriter, a dynamic multi-instrumentalist, a compelling vocalist, and an unforgettable entertainer.

Saturday, July 12

Side Stage: Farmers Daughters, This is a dynamic band featuring female lead vocals.

Main Stage: David Lee Murphy, He is the sensational Nashville singer/songwriter with many top 10 hits including the smash hits “Dust on the Bottle,” “Party Crowd,” Out With a Bang,” “Everytime I Get Around You,” “Are You Going to Kiss Me or Not” (Thompson Square), “The More I Drink” (Blake Shelton), “Big Green Tractor” (Jason Aldean).

Go to for updates, details and ticket info for the bull ride and concerts/dances in the near future. The events are rain or shine.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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