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Grand Funk Railroad’s “50 Years of Funk” Tour is coming to Boone River Valley Festival!

Saturday, May 25th – Seven Oaks; Gates open 5pm

The American Band”, Grand Funk Railroad is coming to the Boone River Valley Festival for their 50th Anniversary Tour, ‘50 Years of Funk,’ with special guest Blue Öyster Cult LIVE Memorial Weekend 2019. Early bird tickets on sale now!You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!” -Rolling Stone Magazine. Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re An American Band and Locomotion). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide.

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time, the band is often cited as a major influence by acts such as Metallica. BÖC’s haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, the pummeling “Godzilla” and the hypnotically melodic, “Burnin’ for You” are stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out.



— Craft Time & walking tours held at the Iowa Arboretum (free/ all ages)– Diddy Pole Catfishing Tourney begin(One of the ONLY Diddy Pole Tourney in Iowa!)

— Official BRVF Kick Off Block Party + exclusive BRVF Brew untapping (free/ all ages)

— Family Fun Run 1 mile (all ages)


— All ages I-spy Hunt hosted by the Boone County Family YMCA (all ages)

— Outdoor Photography Class with pro, Amanda Grout from AKG Designs

–Guided Hikes hosted by Ledges & Boone County Conservation (free/ all ages)

— Bags Tourney

— Craft & Story Time hosted by Ericson Public Library (free/ all ages)

— GATES OPEN!  ROCK OUT to Grand Funk Railroad’s 50th Anniversary‘50 Years of Funk’ Tour with special guest, Blue Oyster Cult in an outdoor amphitheater at Seven Oaks!


–Pancake feed & Inter-denominational Outdoor Community- wide Church Service (free/ everyone welcome!)

–Arts in the Park: A community favorite! Join us for dozens of handcrafted artists & vintage + Live music & Kid’s Corner + The Market with fresh flowers & edibles. New this year: Men’s Cove featuring Garage Art Car Show! (free/ all ages)

–Family ride on the High Trestle Trail (free/ all ages)


–Annual Memorial Day Races at Boone Speedway! Featuring 50/50 Raffle to benefit our non-profit partner, Camp Hantesa with their program, Camp Brave- designed for kids impacted by crime.  (all ages)

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