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Live entertainment at Wood, Wine & Blues


Dirk Quinn

The Philadelphia-based Dirk Quinn Band will kick off the Wood, Wine & Blues event on Friday, August 19 at the Lake Avenue Lounge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission is free.

The group has been featured on over 100 radio stations worldwide and streams daily on Pandora and Spotify. The group performs at some of the most prestigious national venues and festivals and travels extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Listeners and fans consistently give rave reviews and media attention continues to climb.

With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern touch, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting. The group’s contagious energy and musical interaction regularly attract listeners who are admittedly more accustomed to lyrical music.

Guitarist Dirk Quinn has played steadily for over a decade developing a unique, progressive style that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from jam band hippies to jazz snobs. Quinn surrounds herself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians.

The group had the honor of sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in the music scene: Soulive, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dennis Chambers, Buddy Guy, Umphrey’s McGee, Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Keller Williams, Booker T, Jimmy Bruno, Dumpstaphunk, Marco Benevento and Zach Deputy.

THE WOOD, WINE & BLUES EVENT is a three-day woodcarving festival that features wine tastings, food, music, family activities and more. The launch concert is sponsored by Storm Lake United, Kaleidoscope Marketing, Jennifer Felton Art and Felton Concrete.

Other weekend entertainment includes Catfish Keith playing two sets at Sunset Park on Saturday; From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by The4ontheFloor from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bandstand. Blues tunes will fill Sunset Park on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.