Entertainment for the 81st Annual North Iowa Band Festival will include a variety of musical genres.
To kick off the entertainment on Friday evening the Mason City High School Jazz Band will be featured on the Main Stage! Following their set, headliner The Dueling Pianos of Andy and Mike, will take song requests from the 1950s through today.
On Saturday evening, popular local band Paul Weitzel and The Hats will perform a variety of original, blues, and folk pieces. Brat Pack Radio will round out the evening entertainment lineup. This Minnesota-based band mixes carnival theatrics into their performance.
Local musicians from the Mason City Municipal Band, and students from the Mason City Middle School Band and High School Orchestra will play on The Plaza throughout the weekend. The Mohawk Danzers will perform before the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 25 following the parade.
Festival activities, which also include a carnival, concessions, and marketplace, will take place throughout Memorial Day in downtown Mason City. Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Festival campaign and major sponsors, this event provides a full weekend of entertainment for the North Iowa community free of charge. The website is updated frequently with updated information including major sponsors, parade details, and the full entertainment schedule.