Friday, July 22, 2011
Photos by Mike Leckband except where noted
The second CreekFest was held at the Fred Jaminet Farm, north and west of Cherokee, on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16, 2011. As at last year's inaugural event, the weather was extremely hot --- but so was the music. And, to cool off, Mill Creek was there for anyone to jump in and cool off.
Rocking at CreekFest -
Friday July 15, the second annual CreekFest kicked off. The two-day event outside of Cherokee brought music, entertainment and camping along the shores of Mill Creek. The festival hosted five bands over two days. Pictured is Cherokee's own Soggy River Bottom Boys rockin' the crowd at the festival Friday evening.
Jamming with the boys -
Pictured, left to right, are Larry Jordason, Steve Thomas, and Jimmie Davis who, along with Steve Alingh and Denny Holton, made up the Soggy River Bottom Boys, the opening act at the 2011 CreekFest on Friday July 15.
Fun in the sun -
Despite the heavy July heat, CreekFest brought out the people who were looking for a fun evening on Friday. Folks weren't disappointed with the music that was performed by the Soggy River Bottom Boys.
Checking it out -
Tim Anderson, left, and Kyle Lundy are pictured checking out all the fun at this year's CreekFest
A place to gather -
Friends gathered together to come to this year's CreekFest to enjoy some good old music and for a good old time. The weather was warm over the weekend but the entertainment was even hotter.
Beating the heat -
To beat the heat festival-goers could purchase their beverage of choice at the popular beer tent at this year's CreekFest.
Enjoying CreekFest -
CreekFest was nuzzled into the beautiful hillside along Mill Creek for all to enjoy. After entering the festival, many headed straight away to get something to drink to beat the heat.
Arch Allies hit CreekFest -
Gabe Jacobs, lead singer of the band Arch Allies, is pictured performing at CreekFest near Cherokee on Friday. Arch Allies is a premiere tribute band from Minnesota which performs the songs of the groups Foreigner, Styx, and REO Speedwagon.
Fun in the mud -
Part of Saturday's activities at this year's CreekFest was the mud volleyball competition that took place in the early afternoon, next to Mill Creek.
(Photo by Chris Reed)
Along the shore of Mill Creek -
Along with the music, another attraction at this year's CreekFest was the creek itself. It provided a much welcome relief from the hot summer day while music was provided by five bands who performed during the two day festival.
(Photo by Chris Reed)