10th Annual Lamar Fest 2013, Aug 3rd - Mark your Calendars
This year Lamar Fest will feature local area musical talent with a focus on youth performers. Lamar Fest will also offer art making stations for participants to create art at the Festival. Food provided by local restaurants, consumable products to be available from local area producers. More details to follow.
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Below 2012's events for an idea of what we have to offer:
9th Annual Lamar Festival
August 4, 2012
"We are Lamar"
Come enjoy a day in the country with music, dance, art, spoken word, and healing arts at a lovely historic site – 1905 Lamar School. To top it off, it’s sustainably run by a cadre of volunteers who do everything from wash dishes to design posters to bake pies and all the other things it takes to put it together.
Fiddler Brian Wicklund with the Barley Jacks headlines the fest this year with high energy dance-able music that ranges from Bluegrass to Celtic. The fest also features Batucada, a Brazilian samba band, along with a dozen other acts including Blues, Middle Eastern, Hip Hop, and acoustic. But there’s more to it than listening. It’s a participatory fest where you can try a variety of dance styles, join a drum circle, make a hula hoop, enjoy art activities for young and old, eat great local food, and more.
Festival admission is “pay what you can.” All the profits from the event fund historic 1905 Lamar School and the organization that cares for it.
10:30 Family Bike Ride – Meet at Lamar
12 Gates Open
Noon to 9 Creative Kids Activities
12-1:30 Lamar Alumni Gathering - Photo at 1:30
12 – 12:30 Vallee de Croix Quartet
12:30- 1:15 River Country Cloggers
1:15 – 1:45 Festival Theatre Acting Games
1:45 – 2:00 Brooklyn Kelash
2 - 5 Hoop Making
2 – Sustainability Tour
2:00 – 2:30 Loose Cannon Rhythm Section
2:30 - 3:15 Drum Circle with Don and Dan
3:15 – 4:00 Mandikat
3:30 Poi Spinning
4:00 – 4:45 Sig Daddy and the Dew Dawgs
4:45 WE ARE LAMAR! GROUP PHOTO
5- Sustainability Tour
5:00 – 6:30 Batucada
6:30 – 7:15 Beyond the Rhythm
7 – Sustainability Tour
7:15 – 8:00 Trapeze Disaster
8:00 Nick Wishard
8:15 Romes and DJ A-Scratch
8:45 Illumination Fire Troupe (Act I)
9-10 Barley Jacks (Set 1)
10- 10:15 Illumination Fire Troupe (Act 2)
10:15 – 11 Barley Jacks (Set 2)
11 Late Night Laser Zumba
See below for details and photos on last year's fest!
8th Annual Lamar Festival A Fabulous Success
In two very special days August 5th and – 6th, 2011, the 8th Annual Lamar Festival hosted almost 700 people. We had a great time. We had great food, music, dance, spoken word, and almost no garbage. During that dramatic afternoon rainstorm, most people gathered under the tent while a few exuberant others made an impromptu “slip and slide.” Once again, the festival celebrated the arts for everyone with amazing local talent along with regional and national acts. It offered movement experiences in swing dance, tai chi, Latin Dance, the healing arts, and more. Everyone had a chance to get into a creative groove from the kids doing art activities in the red and white tent to the youth in the Rock School to the 28 drummers pounding out Latin rhythms to the playful expressive late night dancing to Boiled In Lead. On top of that, we celebrated bringing all kinds of people together for community building and creative expression. Wow!
To all the people who brought their warm hearts, energy, and talent to the festival, and to all the donors and attendees, a thousand thanks!
Co-chairs David Butler and Steve Bont; Committee leaders Kim Butler, Mike and Kate Drury, Kelley Hagenbuch, Brian Liggett, Brooke Dierkhising, Meg Farrington, Tristane Long, Mike Miles, Barb Kass, and Dan Worrell. Volunteers Kris Schmid, Melody Wahlberg, Joyce McKenzie, Kathleen Melin, Luisa Nelson, Ray Standke, Margaret Butler, Sam Butler, Natalie Trudeau, Kathy Clark, Judy Wester, Kennedy Gehrman, Emma Drury, Riley Gehrman, Owen Drury, Michelle Flaugherty, JacobAnderson, Tanna Worrell, Maurine Melin, Dorrinne Bebault, Bobbye Svitak, Birdie Johnson, Jason Holtz, Bill Barber, Cassandra Vogt, Bob Turek-Shay, Lisa Turek-Shay, Ravi Roelfs, Michael Aluni, Wendy Olney, Barbie Luepke, Anna Luepke, TammieWishard, Elle Klasen, Stephen Weller, Christopher Dinkel, Peter from Appleton, Margie Beyl, Leann Sylvester, Chris Clark, Sarah Adams, Kevin Fehlen, Tricia Caniff, Jeff Maxell, Rhett Neuman, Julie Neuman, Madi Neuman, Niko Neuman, Lucia Neuman, Mara Graham, Jess Sampe, Jenn Ramatuar, Walter Mayer, Rhonda Lundeen, Megan Edstrom, Eileen Jordahl, Evan Snyder, Tony Berning. Donors and Sponsors Bont Chiropractic, Xcel Energy, The Saint Croix Valley Foundation, Valley Sound, AnnMarie Foundation, Wisconsin Arts Board, River Market, F and A Dairy, Fine Acres, Carrie Clausen, Grecco’s on the Saint Croix, Yoga Barn, Balsam Lake Pottery, Eileen and Bill, The Vegetarian, The Village Pizzeria, Coffee Time, Clayton’s Hardware and Radio Shack, Tires Plus, Falls Photo, Joel Yunker, Terry Peer, Chiropractic Center of Highway 8, Reach Out and Reconnect, Healing Ways, Sarah Larson, Somerset Chiropractic, Doreen Holte. And all that great talent! River Country Cloggers, Dorothy Fix, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, Juizy Blazz Shakeup, Polk County Mutts, Squib, Boiled in Lead, Nick Wishard, Skytree, Eli Holte, Freyja van der Paardt, Maddi Molina, Gus Molina, Matt Kahl, Nicole Hoverman, Beyond the Rhythm, Kelsey Piotrowski, Cyrus Aluni, Queen, Mara, Rene Thompson, Salsabrosa, Roger Mussell, Dave Brown, City of Saint Croix Falls, Dan’s Plumbing, Anathoth Community, North Country Mall, Jolene and George Bergman, and anyone else!