Arts Festival features free entertainment


The Marshall County Hangmen led by original members John Schumacher and Dave Gray (pictured) will perform a free concert to cap off the annual Humboldt Area Arts Council Festival with Music Under the Stars, 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Humboldt County Historical Museum grounds. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. People attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Submitted photo.

What a better way to enjoy a Saturday than with some great activities, friends and musical entertainment?
It will all be provided at this year’s Humboldt Area Arts Festival on Saturday, June 16th at the Humboldt County Historical Museum grounds, 1st Avenue North in Dakota City.
The headline band for the Music Under the Stars portion of the day (7-10 p.m.) will be the Marshall County Hangmen from State Center.
John Schumacher and Dave Gray are two of the original members of the group who enjoy all genres of music and their kindred personalities.
Along with two other band mates, the Hangmen have just about any musical taste in their repertoire, which spans from Honky Tonk to Rockabilly, Rhythm and Blues, Rock classics and original compositions.
From 10 a.m. to noon, Zach Suntken and Company will be providing a variety of music.
From 12-12:30 p.m. Toby Kid Klauenberg will be performing his special comedy act.
From 1-3 p.m. Jay Casmirri, a singer/songwriter from Clive will be performing. Jay said his music is influenced by the sounds of The Eagles, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Steve Miller, Kenny Loggins and Elton John, among many.
Also performing on the grounds will be Toby Twist providing twisting balloons in all configurations for free, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Also, Kelly Bloom will be offering Whimsical Fanciful Curious Capers for kids ages six and older, for children who like to explore, create and take a magical journey through dance and movement at no charge.
Caricatures by Steph will be on the grounds from noon to 3 p.m. She will draw caricatures for a charge of $5 per person.

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