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5 Time Grammy Winner Michael McDonald to headline Okoboji Blue Water Festival Concert August 11

Thu 8-9-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Five-time Grammy Winner Michael McDonald will headline the Okoboji Blue Water Festival Concert Saturday night, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Michael McDonald to headline Okoboji Blue Water Festival Concert August 11 

The Okoboji Blue Water Festival will get underway on Saturday morning at Preservation Plaza with a full line up of events throughout the day. Festival Founder Greg Drees says the evening concert will get underway with a band called The Firm out of Omaha.  "They're a four piece band that plays classic rock and roll, they're a lot of fun.  They'll get people in the mood for the music.  That starts at 6:15.  At 7:30, we have Atlanta Rhythm Section, so go back to the southern rock revolution of the 1970s, this band was around with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, and they've been a viable band through all these decades, they're a lot of fun.  And, 9:30, the great Michael McDonald.  Think Steely Dan, think The Doobie Brothers, and he's had a very successful solo career, as well.  I mean, this is going to be so fun, you're going to recognize almost all of the songs that he plays, but he also has some new music as well that he'll share with us. His wife is a singer-songwriter, and she will be on stage with him.  I'm just so excited, this is going to be such a fabulous show." 

The free concert will be followed by fireworks Saturday night over West Okoboji.

See the full schedule click here.