Kick’n Up Kountry presents “Party on the Ridge”

Kick’n Up Kountry is planning another event on Wagon Wheel Ridge in Karlstad, MN for August 25, 2012.  The free gate includes festivities such as:  Craft, Flea & Farmers Market (opening at 1:00p.m.). Entertainment in the Squeaky Spoke Saloon will begin in the afternoon with the Wayne Renn Band (from 4:30-8:30p.m.) and  “The Great Outdoors” band from Fargo, ND will take the stage from 9p.m.-1a.m. Other band TBA. Admission to the bands is only $10!

VIP camping is available with full hook ups of water and electricity for $35. Primitive camping is available for $25 and Primitive with electricity (no water hookups) is $30.

For further information or to book your campsite, please call the Kick’n Up Kountry office toll free at: 1-877-542-5687


The Great Outdoors is a Country, Country/Rock band based in Fargo, ND. The band features Ramon Gonzalez on vocals, fiddle, and keyboards, and Bill Eastep on vocals and lead guitar. Keeping the bottom for The Great Outdoors is Roy Webb on bass and vocals, along with Eric Mills banging on the drums. 

The Great Outdoors has performed with many national touring acts such as Neal McCoy, Josh Gracin, Little Texas, Billy Dean, Steve Holy, and Texas Country artist Casey Donahue Band. The band is a regular at The Academy of Country Music’s 2012 Nightclub of the Year Nominee, The Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO.

The Great Outdoors’ focus is on danceable Country music, Southern Rock, and get your body moving 80’s Rock N Roll, along with some soulful Rhythm and Blues. The band loves it when the crowd gets going on the dance floor and strives to keep them there. Overall, a night with The Great Outdoors is sure to be an entertaining evening.


The Wayne Renn Band has traveled all over the country making music. From huge
night clubs near Baltimore to sold out concerts in Las Vegas, from Cheyenne Wy to
the Nashville Tennessee State Fair, the Wayne Renn Band has been there.

The Wayne Renn Band has always been innovative and entertaining, and performed a number of times at Kickin’ Up Kountry.

Great vocals, great song list, great music videos, and rockin fiddle and guitar…you WILL be entertained.

This year The Renn Band has added new players including three female vocalists!

The Band:

Laura Bush: She spent a few years in Hollywood, and was an extra in Movies including “BIG” starring Tom Hanks,
and TV shows including General Hospital and L.A. Law. She sings, plays piano and adds a great set of songs.

Elle Kay: Elle Kay is new on the scene, coming from the great state of Wyoming, Elle has done modeling and
passed the first two auditions on “The Voice” then decided it would take too much time from the bands she is working with.
She has recorded a Rock Album, Country Music and also performs in a Retro band. She has been traveling with the Wayne Renn Band
playing bigger shows for the past year. We are lucky to have her on board and you will love her. She sings some Carrie Underwood and Band Perry Music.

Lyla Renn: Yes this is Wayne Renn’s daughter. She’s a chip off the old block and recording her own solo album of
wonderful original songs to be completed winter 2012. She also sings like Blondie, Alison Krause and does a mean Black Velvet.
She is an excellent bass player, and has loged many hours as a session player, recording for numerous area artists.

Jon Olson: Jon has brought a world of energy to the Wayne Renn Band, and has been involved in a lot of the behind the scenes work with this band and others. Jon is a wonderful studio drummer and has played on lots of different artists recordings. Jon also sings some
great Rock N Roll songs.