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Frozen Fingers Festival returns with more bluegrass & classic music

Submitted Photo Featured performers at the upcoming Frozen Fingers Festival include Magic Tap Cloggers, Daniel Starks and the Moen Family. All will be performing at the annual bluegrass music event.

Every year the Frozen Fingers Music Association works to bring a festival full of bluegrass and classic music to Minot. The Frozen Fingers Festival will be returning again for two days of music and fun on Feb. 8-9.

The Frozen Fingers Festival will take place at the Sleep Inn and Suites with a list of performers and events. Starting on Feb. 8, the festival will kick off at 5 p.m. with a “Salute to the Memories of the Grand Ole Opry” performed by Frozen Fingers members with hors d’oeuvres served.

The Grand Ole Opry began as a radio broadcast in 1925 and is said to have made country music famous. The Frozen Fingers Music Association gets together to perform a salute to it to honor and remember all the memories of past country legends including Dolly Parton, Bill Anderson, Ernest Tubb, Minnie Pearl and more.

Magic Tap Cloggers will perform and there will be a dance beginning at 9 p.m and door prizes.

Feb. 9 will begin at 11 a.m. with the first of many performers scheduled. The lineup includes The Replacements, Frozen Fingers Jammers, Jerry Schlag and friends, Moen Family, Daniel Starks, Dakota Drifters and County Road 7. Mixed into that, the Magic Tap Cloggers will be performing again.

Submitted Photo Featured performers at the upcoming Frozen Fingers Festival include Magic Tap Cloggers, Daniel Starks and the Moen Family. All will be performing at the annual bluegrass music event.

The Replacements perform a large variety of music from ’50s to ’60s music, country and gospel music, and Christmas music. They sing for enjoyment and have always worked to put a smile on audiences’ faces with their music and upbeat personalities.

Frozen Fingers Jammers features Frozen Fingers Association members Sharon Hubbard, Orlin Larson, Dave Mettler, Larry Nelson and Zane Zuleger. For their performance, they will be providing an arrangement of country melodies.

Jerry Schlag and Friends will perform accordion music. Schlag has been a performer at a variety of events including Arts in the Parks, Norsk Hostfest, German Festival in Fargo, North Dakota State Fair and more. He performs around 100 times a year.

The Moen Family is a family of performers. Each member brings a talent and touch to the families performances. They bring a variety of musical instruments to the stage from violin to mandolin to electric guitar to bass, all to bring a unique, fun, family-based performance.

Daniel Starks from Ryder has been taking over the local performance scene. He has performed at Norsk Hostfest, State Fair and many more stops. He is now returning to Frozen Fingers Festival with a repertoire of music from across the years and his own blend of gospel. Starks is known to captivate concert-goers with his dynamic vocal range and guitar playing.

Submitted Photo Featured performers at the upcoming Frozen Fingers Festival include Magic Tap Cloggers, Daniel Starks and the Moen Family. All will be performing at the annual bluegrass music event.

Dakota Drifters is a quartet of self-taught musicians performing what they love: country music. They perform Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and others along with a few jokes thrown in.

Ending the list of performers is County Road 7, named after an old country road between Mercer and Turtle Lake. Performing a variety of styles and genres of music, each member brings a sound of their own whether it be vocals or an instrument.

The Frozen Fingers Association was started in February 2007. As a non-profit organization, the group works to preserve old-time, classic and bluegrass music. The association has monthly meetings every fourth Saturday of each month where they have a jam session.

“We are dedicated to the preserving this type of music,” said member Lois Zahn.

Tickets for the Frozen Fingers Festival cost $20 a day or $35 for both days.

For more information about the festival or the Frozen Fingers Music Association, visit frozenfingers.org.

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