RAGBRAI Committee Announces Entertainment Line Up


(Le Mars) — Last evening (Friday) more than a couple hundred people gathered at the Uptown Events Center and Iowa BBQ to listen to some music and enjoy good food, but perhaps more importantly, they were there for the unveiling of the entertainment that has been lined up for when RAGBRAI visits Le Mars. Mitch Christoffel and Mike Wells are both on the executive committee for Le Mars RAGBRAI. Wells says there is going to be a variety of entertainment all day long during RAGBRAI’s visit.

Wells says when Le Mars hosts the cross-state bicycle ride, our community will become a destination, regardless whether or not you are riding a bicycle. He says there will be several food vendors along Central Avenue which will add to the fun.

Christoffel tells of the variety of musical acts that will perform either at the Olson Cultural Events Center, or at the stage located at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds camping site.

Some of the musical acts include a tribute to Madonna and Lady Gaga, as well as a tribute to Tom Petty with Free Fallin, and an AC/DC tribute band that goes by the name Shoot to Thrill. The headliner band is from Los Angeles, California which is an 80’s and 90’s musical group called Flashback Heart Attack. Wells tells us what we can expect with that musical group.

Christoffel says volunteers are still needed and merchandise can be purchased at Get Branded 360 of Le Mars.

RAGBRAI will begin its cross-state journey from Le Mars. An estimated 20,000 plus people are expected to come to the Ice Cream Capital of the World on Saturday, July 24th.