‘A sampling of local music’


Thousands of RAGBRAI riders will be rocking out to Fort Dodge area musicians on July 26 when the annual bicycle ride across Iowa makes an overnight stop downtown.

The Fort Dodge RAGBRAI committee announced Friday that three stages will be set up along Central Avenue. The stages will feature local talent Cory Waller & the Wicked Things from 4 to 6 p.m., Salty View will be on the main stage from 6 to 8 p.m., and Lone Tree Revival will be rocking out on the stage at the City Square from 8 to10 p.m.

“Fort Dodge has a ridiculous amount of talented artists and musicians,” said Shelly Bottorff, RAGBRAI entertainment committee member. “I am most excited about being able to give people a sampling of our local music groups. We have decades of talent hitting the stages that evening. You’ll hear a variety of music from folk to funk, blues, pop, rock and just plain groovy fun, we pretty much have it all covered. We even have an Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dean Davis, rocking out on the drums with Lone Tree Revival alongside several other local celebrities.”

Soldier Creek Winery will also host Chad Elliott from 4 to 6 p.m., and Amigos will have Tank Anthony on stage as well.

“If you hate fun, then this is not the place to be,” said Bottorff. “This is going to be a blast!”