Four bands featuring talented Guttenberg musicians are scheduled to entertain for RAGBRAI visitors.
One band will entertain this Friday, July 18, when cyclists who are parking their vehicles here for the week arrive. Three other bands will entertain on Saturday, July 26, when RAGBRAI ends in Guttenberg.
Friday, July 18
Side Project will entertain Friday evening, July 18, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the band shell in Ingleside Park. The group features classic rock and country music. Band members are Aaron Reed, John Collins, Tim Geuder, Derrick Livingston and Angela Reed.
Saturday, July 26
Music will be playing throughout the day on Saturday, July 26, to welcome RAGBRAI cyclists.
The Guttenberg German Band will kick off the musical entertainment with a performance from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the viewing platform in the park atop the Guttenberg Marina Center in the 700 block of South River Park Drive.
The band formed more than 20 years ago and provided music for Guttenberg’s first Germanfest in 1991. They have performed at the festival each year since. The band's popularity and reputation has grown throughout the years.
Krankstate will perform from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on the stage located across from Joe's Pizza in the 600 block of South River Park Drive.
Band members are Adam Knaack and Jenna Randall on lead vocals, Bob Leliefeld on guitar and vocals, Dave Rodenberg on bass and Josh Hansel on drums. They have been gigging professionally since 2009. "We were the first area band to try to please everybody by playing everything from country to heavy metal!" says the band.
Topp Flight will take the stage across from Joe's Pizza from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Band members are J.T. Cunningham, Jesse Moser and Ben Schmelzer. This young band performs songs from the 1950s to today, featuring country and rock and roll favorites.