Hello Lawler Irish Fest fans!
Dates are 15-17 JUNE, 2018- make sure you mark it on your calendar! We’ve got more entertainment planned than ever and more family friendly events to make our 6th event spectacular!
This year’s theme is “Irish Spirit – Lawler Pride”
We welcome you to Lawler Irish Fest 2018! Whether you’ve joined us in the past or this will be your first taste of what the community of Lawler has to present, this year will have the largest lineup of entertainment and events ever!
2018 Schedule to be announced soon!
Friday, June 16th, we are proud to welcome back past friends in Buck Towne & The Guilty Kilts, Nineteen Pints & new for 2017, The Kissers & Super Fly.
A crowd favorite, Buck Towne & The Guilty Kilts will be entertaining throughout the weekend. With his roots solidly planted in Irish soil, Buck loves to sing the tunes of his ancestors homeland. But, (of course) that’s not all. As a former heavy metal rocker, bodhran player (that’s the irish drum that looks like an oversized tamborine) and a fan of every musical genre, you never quite know what Buck will pull out of his sizeable repertoire!
Nineteen Pints from Chicago , a truly great Irish band, they mix it up with Celtic rock and rousing traditional jigs/reels/fighting/drinking/sailing songs. Be prepared to sing along and get jiggy!
New friends, this year, The Kissers with their fresh, original kick to Celtic music. Described by some as Irish-Country-Punkadelic music wizards, this multi-award winning group is not to be missed! Rock musicians who learned Irish music, The Kissers explore the roots of that tradition while retaining their own unique essence and bring a fresh, original kick to Celtic music!
Also new this year, SuperFly, the ultimate party band! Their high energy and versatility will keep you on your toes and make you dance the night away, delivering non-stop party and dance hits from a variety of musical styles and eras, including classic rock, pop rock, funk, disco, country and southern rock. Don’t be surprised if SuperFly’s frontman Kid Sparkle brings you on stage to take the famous line “More cowbell!” to a whole other level.
Mike McAbee, an area favorite with his quick wit and quirky musical stylings will be performing as well as bagpiper extrodinare, Steven Town from Nashville, TN..
Sat. June 17th, Main Stage entertainment immediately following the 11:00am Parade, The Droughty Duck Pipe Band kicks off the day. They entertain and delight with traditional pipes. This group was formed through the bonds of Scottish music and lasting friendships. Back for the second time, after a great response last year, The Shillelagh Lads, a foot stomping, jig dancing, mug pounding good time! This Eau Claire, Wi based band, provides a dynamic, spectacular traditional Irish show. They deliver a delightful atmosphere that feels like they just ‘got off the boat.’ You’re sure to expect perhaps the most enjoyable, fun, and engaging show you will see this year! Then Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, presents Irish musical tradition the way it’s meant to be. As one of the great ballad singers of our time, Derek brings the history and story telling to present the true meaning and sentiment of the ballads to his audience. Derek and his band will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet!
Then, close out the night with Sweet Siren! The band you love to look at, dance to & listen to, they’ll have you rockin’ till the wee hours. Playing the hottest Top 40 hits along with some classic rock and edgy country, this band puts their own flare to the music with hip arrangements.
Activities throughout the weekend include Golf, Volleyball, Adult Kickball, 35 yrs. and up Softball, 5K Run/Walk, Lawler Historic Photo Gallery, Children’s Activities with Waterball & Children’s Petting Zoo at Croell Park. New inflatables, face painting, dig for treasure, Plinko and other kid friendly games!
Can’t wait to see you all there!
Contact number: 563-238-2571 or message us through our Facebook page!
If you would like to donate towards the 2017 Lawler Irish Fest, click here!
- Click on the FORMS link above to see how you can make a tax-deductible gift at any level and participate in the Lawler Irish Fest. Ongoing support allows us to continue to provide an outstanding festival for Lawler and the surrounding communities. The more money we can raise, the more we can offer you and other visitors each year.
- Click on the VOLUNTEER link above to see our need for volunteers. A total of 100 volunteers will be needed to make this event run smoothly. You can sign up online; each shift is scheduled for only 3 hours. You will receive FREE admission to the Beer Garden/Main Stage on the day you volunteer.
Don’t forget to visit the City of Lawler website, as well. This site is also sponsored by the Lawler Irish Fest committee and provides locals with up-to-date information through its calendar, city council meeting information (agenda and minutes), stories of interest, and obituaries. Click here to visit the city’s website.
The Lawler Irish Fest holds a 501(c)(3) status; therefore, your gifts are tax deductible! Our EIN for those making online contributions is: 46-2485674.