Kick Off Party a Huge Success

Jon’s Bar and Grill was buzzing with excitement this past weekend for the Kick’n Up Kountry Kick-Off Party that was held there to announce the artist line up for 2012. Huge prizes were awarded to the following lucky people:

1st prize went to Dr. Jana Riley of Karlstad, MN, which consists of a pair of VIP tickets for the best seats in the house at Kick’n Up Kountry in 2012, the use of a love seat and a personal waitress for the weekend, VIP camping, and a pair of meet & greet passes to the artist of the winners’ choice.   The lucky winner of 2nd prize was awarded to Mickey Bothum of Karlstad, MN, which is a trip for two to Branson, Missouri with Bergan Travel of Thief River Falls, MN.  The 3rd prize of Custom VIP Tickets and VIP camping went to Irene Wallenberg of Lancaster, MN.

Announcements of the artists and special events coming to Wagon Wheel Ridge at Karlstad, MN on June 14th, 15th, and 16th took place on Friday night with Jason Rominski announcing the events, and a power ponight was filled with excitement, as well as the new band “Pick Six” performing for the first time for a packed house.

The following special events coming to Wagon Wheel Ridge in 2012 is brought to you by Mr. Glen Brazier:  Chariot Races, a Lumberjack Show from WI, All Star Wrestling (back by popular demand), Lawnmower Races and Tom Knapp, the sharp shooter (also back by popular demand).

Ardell Larson, CEO of Kick’n Up Kountry who is in charge of the music part of the festival is proud to announce the following artists that will grace the stage of Kick’n Up Kountry in 2012:

Jody Kirkeide (winner of the 2011 Karaoke contest), The Ozark Jubilee Show which comes to you directly from Branson, int presentation designed by Katrice Housker.  Saturday Missouri, Country Storm (a regional band), David Church, the Bellamy Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Eagle Creek ( A regional band), Australia’s #1 country music group; The McClymonts, Blackhawk, and Mark Chesnutt.

The bands providing entertainment in the Squeaky Spoke Saloon for the after-parties are: Pick Six, Eagle Creek and Smokehouse.

More information and schedules will be coming soon on the Kick’n Up Kountry website at: