FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MYSTIC LAKE ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT LINEUP
AT THE SECOND ANNUAL GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. June 30, 2015 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Joe Diffie, and A Flock of Seagulls will headline three days of free live entertainment at Mystic Lakes second annual Great Midwest Rib Fest, July 24 through 26. The three-day festival will also feature 10 of the countrys top rib cookers competing for $15,000 in prizes, an art festival with dozens of Midwestern artists, and food and drink tents offering specialty sides, desserts and more.
Known for their 1987 smash country hit, Fishin in the Dark, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) will kick off Rib Fests first night on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. Founded in 1966, NGDB is often credited as a main influence in the country rock music movement. Throughout the years, the band has produced multi-platinum records, created strings of top-ten hits, and earned multiple Grammy and CMA awards and nominations.
Joe Diffie will take the stage Saturday night at 8 p.m. With 12 number-one hits, 20 top-ten singles, and 13 albums to his name, Diffie has been a country music staple for three decades. He is currently working on a new album, due out later this year.
Wrapping up the festival Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., A Flock of Seagulls will bring their sleek synthpop style to Mystic Lake. To this day, A Flock of Seagulls holds the record for number of video plays on MTV for its hit single I Ran (So Far Away). Formed in Liverpool, England, and famous for outrageous hairstyles, A Flock of Seagulls has toured the world since the 1980s.
The Nashville group Little Texas and local bands The Killer Hayseeds, R Factor, and Brat Pack Radio, will also perform throughout the three-day festival. Visit midwestribfest.com for details and a complete schedule of events.
MUSIC: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Friday, July 24 · 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 · 8 p.m.
A Flock of Seagulls
Sunday, July 26 · 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: All Great Midwest Rib Fest events will take place outside of Mystic Lake.
DETAILS: This free event is open to all ages. Additional vendors will serve sides, desserts and drinks. Guests must be 18 to gamble and 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. Visit midwestribfest.com for more info.
ABOUT MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the premier gaming facility in the Midwest, continually creates new, fun and exciting entertainment experiences for its guests. Mystic Lake® offers gaming, three lively bars, exceptional dining at seven restaurants, headline performers, unique special events and luxurious accommodations. Located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Prior Lake.
Visit Mystic Lake in RiverSouthLand of Big Fun! RiverSouth? is a joint public-private collaboration promoting premier entertainment destinations just minutes from Minneapolis. With four of Minnesotas biggest attractions just four miles apart, theres fun around every bend. Partners include Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Valleyfair®, the Renaissance Festival, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee.
Tammy Reed · 952-496-7212 · firstname.lastname@example.org