Marketfest is a summer festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, June 16 – July 28, 2022. In its 31st year it continues to attract locals and visitors who are interested in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.Each week two stages offer live concerts showcasing local bands from diverse musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, and funk. The festival features children’s games and activities, pony rides, a farmer’s market and a classic car show. More than 180 vendors offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, services and foods. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people attend each Thursday. For additional information visit the Marketfest website.
Kowalski’s Markets Gazebo Stage
7:00 pm Intermission – Healing Within Acupuncture
With roots in the church and a solid foundation of musical education, Joyann Parker found her authentic voice later in life and created her own blend of roots music that combines soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and traditional blues styles. Parker has been a steadily rising star on the Midwest music scene, and with the release of her critically-acclaimed solo debut record, “Hard To Love,” she is now bringing her full range of talent as an accomplished singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter to national and international stages. Joyann’s rootsy, genre-blending sequel, “Out of the Dark,” was released on February 12, 2021 and debuted at #11 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #1 on the NACC Radio chart.Helium for Liftoff 6:00 – 9:00 pm
White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd Street Stage
7:15 pm Intermission – Success Fitness
Rise up with Helium For Liftoff! This classic rock band blends and eclectic mix of the blues with rock, soul and funk for a high energy sound to get you up and moving.