Denimfest Rolls On in Forest City

Fans have been treated to several great artists, flyovers, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and a number of fun activities at the inaugural Denimfest Music Festival in Forest City this weekend.

Campers began arriving on Thursday night in preparation for the concerts on Friday night which featured McBride and the Ride, Love and Theft, Big and Rich, and Smashmouth.

The concert was preceded by the arrival of the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica which made its way in from Fertile on Highway 9 then turned down on Highway 69 to the Heritage Park of North Iowa where Denimfest is taking place.

Saturday saw a number of acts take the stage including the concert festival namesake Joe Denim. He performed with a number of guest artists before Dierks Bentley took the stage around 10pm.

Sunday activities have a unique twist with the USA Mullet Competition Championships. Hair styles will be judged on originality, style, and presentation.

Sunday activities and concerts on the main stage begin at 5pm.  Leah Turner will take the stage then followed Dillon Carmichael around 5:45pm and Drake White at 6:30pm. Hillbilly Joel begins his concert at 8:30pm and then headliner Jelly Roll cranks it up at 10pm.

The night concludes with Coloffmedia’s own Jay Brooks on the Stillery Stage with his unique DJ style beginning at midnight.


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