Friday, June 9
Boji Bay opens its 2017 season with Carroll, Iowa’s Bad Authority. This is the same group that will be closing Boji Bay’s 2017 season with the giant Okoboji Bike Rally weekend along with national Head Liner, L A GUNS!! This free preview show will be a fun way to get your summer at the Lakes started.
Bad Authority hails from Carroll, Iowa and is one of Iowa’s hottest new rock acts. This group of hyper talented players are back in the studio, so one can expect an all new CD/album in time for their Boji Bay show.
Presented by Okoboji Tourism/Vacation Okoboji, Carpet One & Principal Financial
Friday, June 16
What a way for Boji Bay to open the Summer of 2017 at Legacy Park than with a NATIONAL Country show with budding superstar, Nashville’s own, Adam Wakefield. Adam was the highly talented runner-up winner on the 2016 spring edition of THE VOICE. It was Blake Shelton that mentored him on the show and now is actively involved in his career. This is as big an opener you will see at Boji Bay this summer. You miss this one, you’ll hear from your friends on Saturday, you blew it.
Presented by Campus Cleaners, Launderers & Dry Cleaning
Friday, June 23
The hottest tribute band in the land arrives at Boji Bay’s Legacy Park. STRUTTER, the longest running KISS tribute band in the United States. They rock audiences with an unforgettable mix of classic KISS tunes, fire breathing, smoking guitars, explosive pyrotechnics, authentic costuming, full makeup, staging and special effects. Plan on a show you won’t soon forget.
Presented by US Foods & Smokin' Guns Firearms
Friday, June 30
The Best British Invasion Show In The Business Featuring THREE Former Members of The RUMBLES
We are so excited to present Omaha, Nebraska’s “The Brits” for their second time at the Lakes. These guys are without question some of the most skilled and well known musicians in Omaha with The Brit’s Rich Berg, Bob Ford and Joe Buda all being former members of the legendary Rumbles. Their show is the best of the British Invasion period with music from such groups as: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, the Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits, Eric Burdon & the Animals, the Zombies, the Kinks and the Who, make this a can’t miss show for the Summer.
Presented by Oak Hill Marina & NW IA Sprinkler
Sunday, July 2
The Nation’s #1 Johnny Cash Tribute Show Comes To Boji Bay Legacy Park
What can be more fun on the opening Sunday for the July 4th celebration than to bring to Legacy Park the nation’s premier Johnny Cash tribute show, Cash’d Out all the way from San Diego, CA. This show is so good, they are the ONLY Johnny Cash tribute show endorsed by the Cash family! Arrive early!!!
Presented by Integrity Realty & The Steffes Companies
Friday, July 7
The Original Seven Sons Reunion Show - Morningside College
Back when soul music was all the rage, a group had to have a hot horn section, be dynamic entertainers, killer vocals and records on the charts, to be successful. We have just described Sioux City’s Morningside College’s, The Seven Sons! Boji Bay is very excited to bring to its stage the Reunion concert for the Legendary Seven Sons! They are returning with the original members and doing all the greatest soul hits from the 1960's and early 70's. We all know so many of these amazing musicians, Dr. Larry Dixon, Doug Dingle and Rick Knobe. Don’t miss this one, as Soul Time will take over Milford, Iowa with nn
We are thrilled to welcome to the Boji Bay Legacy Park stage for the first time, the Lakes Area premier entertainer, Dave Rowley. It will be fun to see who Dave brings with him to this show. It will be special. What a great way to get ready for the Seven Sons.
Presented by Motor Inn Group of Spirit Lake & Estherville and Discover Magazine
Sunday, July 9
Opry at the Legacy
Boji Bay is thrilled to bring to Legacy Park for the first time, Opry At The Legacy. This region has been producing a top level Opry show for the past 8-9 years with annual shows every December in Jackson, Minnesota. So in 2017, this amazing show will be at Boji Bay for a rare Sunday evening show. It will feature a 6-8 person house band, 6-7 featured singers and professional MC’s. A fantastic show for the entire family.
Presented by The Mid America Music Association (MAMA)
Friday, July 14
The show you never thought you’d ever see again. Well here it comes to Boji Bay Legacy Park-how fitting!
How many times have we heard, “I wish we could see and hear the Rumbles just one more time.” Here is the chance to do just that. Since the day the Rumbles retired, Boji Bay has been asking the Rumbles to come back and play the biggest stage in the Midwest. To say we are excited to present the “Rumbles Reunion,” is Iowa’s biggest understatement! Hear all the hits as only the Rumbles can do including “Jezebel.” This is no hype, this will be one of the largest attended shows the Lakes will ever see!
Presented by Oak Hill Marina & Carstens Financial Group
The Rumbles bring with them their good Omaha friends, Daybreak. This great rock band is led by former Rumbles lead guitarist, Lance Hancock. This is “Feel Good” music at its best.
Presented by Rodeway Inn in Milford
Milford 125 Year Celebration Rock Concert
Presented by United Community Bank, Piccadilly Circus Pizza, Land Mark Products, Clary Lakes Service & Laser Car Wash
Originating in Jacksonville, Florida, the Classics IV dominated the charts in the 60's and 70's with such hits as: “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” “Everyday With You Girl,” Change Of Heart” and “What Am I Crying For.” The Classics IV are an amazing way to open this once in a lifetime show.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap were one of the most consistent chart Toppers of the late 60's and early 70's. Their hits included: “Woman Woman,” “Young Girl,” “Over You,” “Lady Willpower” and “This Girl Is A Woman Now.” It will be amazing as Gary Puckett brings his signature voice to Boji Bay Legacy Park.
The Ideas of March had one of the true top selling hits of the 70’s with “Vehicle” that so often heard today throughout national media. They also charted again with “L A Goodbye,” You Wouldn’t Listen To Me,” and “Roller Coaster.” Their founder, Jim Peterik would go on to form Survivor and was the driving force behind such hits as “Eye Of The Tiger,” “High On You,” “The Search Is Over,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love.” In addition he wrote and produced “Hold On Loosely” for 38 Special. You will hear ALL of these hits at a Ides Of March show.
Friday, July 28
“Simon Says” “1-2-3 Red Light” “Indian Giver” “Goody Goody Gum Drops” “Special Delivery” “May I Take A Giant Step”
Hailing from the State of New Jersey, The 1910 Fruitgum Company are without question of the most successful chart topping groups from 1967 to 1969 while being the creators of “Bubble Gum Music.” They were signed to Buddah Records and released nine 45's on Buddah and FIVE LP’s. How about these hits, “Simon Says,” “Indian Giver,” “1-2-3 Red Light,” “Special Delivery,” “Goody Goody Gumdrops,” “The Train,” “When We Get Married” and “May I Take A Giant Step.” In total, they have accounted for over SIX million in record sales. This will be one of the best live music shows at the Lakes all summer! Bring your old 1910 Fruitgum LPs along and get them signed by the group after the show.
Presented by Bank Midwest, The City of Milford, Boulders Inn & Suites & Picadilly Circus
The Jammers are a 6 piece band from LeMars and Sioux City, Iowa that plays the
best mix of 50's & 60's music with a bit of 70's thrown in for fun. They are the perfect band to open for the legendary 1910 Fruitgum Company. Oh, what a show this will be!
Presented by Berens Welding & Repair
Friday, August 4
Free Fallin’ is America's Favorite Travelin' Tribute to Tom Petty! Free Fallin’ presents it's show with the power and passion that went into over 30 years of Tom Petty's best selling songs from "Damn the Torpedoes," through his latest (including hits from the Traveling Wilburys). Free Fallin’s show has the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes that gives you a show that you will really enjoy. Be here early!
Presented by Northwest Bank
Calling Mankato, Minnesota, home, the Murphy Brothers Band have been Kato’s top rock attraction for the past two decades. There is nobody in Southern Minnesota that has not rocked out with the Murphy Brothers Band. Lead by Minnesota Rock and Music Hall of Famer, Steve Murphy, these guys will really set the table for Free Fallin’.
Presented by The Inn in Okoboji
Friday, August 11
Last summer we invited our good friend Joe Gamble down from Minneapolis with his all new Rolling Stones tribute show. After their show all we could say was, WOW! This might have been one of the best shows we saw all summer on our concert series. It was a musical and entertainment no brainer to have them back. Arrive early as we expect a huge crowd.
Presented by The Lakes News Shopper & The Three Sons
Friday, August 18
Okoboji Bike Rally Weekend Friday Head Liner
Three decades. Countless world tours. Millions of records sold.