Chris Isaak, Eric Burdon and The Animals to play 2017 Bluewater Festival

Fri 4-28-2017

(Arnolds Park)-- Plans are being finalized for this year's Bluewater Festival Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. Organizer Greg Drees was on this (Fri.) morning's Schwally 'n Ed Show and announced the concert lineup for this year's event...Drees01 

"Friday night, August 11th JD McPherson followed by Chris Isaak and then Saturday night on stage Eric Burdon and The Animals."

Drees added the event will grow even more this year. He says they'll be featuring three panels of speakers on Saturday, August 12th...Drees02 

"The first one will be a panel of local experts talking about the newest trends in water quality techniques. Second panel will be a statewide panel of experts talking about broader issues across the state of Iowa, and the third one which I'm excited about is a panel of 2018 gubernatorial candidates, and they will talk strictly about water quality and natural resource issues, so that should be very interesting."

This year's event will also once again feature a number of exhibitors. The Prairie Lakes Conference will also be held once again in the days leading up to the festival.

More information on the 2017 Bluewater Festival can be found at

This will mark the 5th year for the Bluewater Festival, which was originated by the Okoboji Protective Association.

This year's event is made possible by contributions from Dickinson county and a number of lakes area municipalities, along with donations from numerous businesses and individuals and lake associations. The main corporate sponsor this year is Bank Midwest.