We’re Back!

Who’s ready to get back to the shenanigans of a good time in Lawler?!

We sure are! After 2 years, we’re back on for June 17th and 18th of 2022!


Friday, June 17th starts at 6pm.  The RavensFire Band is well known around the area for their energetic performances, beautiful vocal harmonies, and skilled instrumentals while playing and singing their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, World, Americana and original music. They are very talented, funny and friendly musicians who show that they truly love to perform.

Opening Ceremony at 7:00pm, introduction of 2022 Grand Marshal and Honored Guests.

Next up, Blame Not the Bard appears at 730pm.  Their missision: to bring the stories of Ireland alive…and to have fun doing it.

Described as “Iowa Raised, Ireland Rooted,” Blame Not the Bard is a high-energy trio determined to get your feet moving and hands clapping. Armed with Irish song, stories, and fiddling, Blame Not the Bard will bring you an evening of down-to-earth entertainment you won’t soon forget!  Also appearing at 600PM on Sat. 18th June.

Who doesn’t love a great country show at an Irish Fest?  We do!  Cory Farley takes to the stage at 830pm.  A rockin’ good time, Cory has since opened up for artists such as Alan Jackson,  Marty Stuart, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and many more. With his signature voice, drive, and unforgettably wild shows, always a great time with this Decorah, IA native! 

Saturday, June 18th starts at 12:00N on the Main Stage with Balleyheigue from Dubuque, IA.  Ballyheigue is a six piece Irish band specializing in traditional instrumental and vocal Irish songs. Comprised of family members Jim, Alison and Emily Ott, with Carl Droessler, Rob McCullough and Seth Enz. They have played at various locations around the tri-state area.  Also appearing at 330PM.

1:00PM  Grand Parade

Following Parade, Cedar Glen Pipes & Drum.  Tradtional corps of the Iowa Cedar Valley!  No fest would be complete without them! Approx. start time 2PM.

Champagne Academy of Irish Dance graces the stage at 230PM and 445PM.  From North Liberty, IA, director, Trea Champagne, T.C.R.G.  is honored and excited to be the first certified Irish dance teacher and school based in the state of Iowa! Always a treat with these sweet dancers.

Show those legs off at the Kilt Contest, 530PM – gives you bragging rights for the rest of the year! 

The Best Legs in a Kilt Contest is open to men of all ages.  Each contestant must be male and wearing a tartan style or contemporary style kilt. Sporran, kilt hose, Flashes, ghillie brouges, boots, etc. are optional attire and not required to be a contestant.

A great classic rock band at an Irish Fest?  Yes, because we like to keep things shook up!

Not Quite Brothers Band takes the stage at 8:00PM.  Known for high-energy shows and a diverse setlist, they are sure to keep you dancing the rest of the night away.  The band quickly became known for their huge sound, eclectic setlist and ability to enhance any party. Fans of all ages agree… “it feels like I am watching the band they are covering in their heyday” and “It’s so cool to see a younger generation playing my favorite songs on stage instead of overweight boomers in cargo shorts.”

Sam Johnson (vocals) and Isaac Johnson (guitar) are twins and although Cooper Corcoran (guitar), Ben Schmelzer (drums) and Blake Marsh (bass) are of no relation to each other, these five fellas are as tight as brothers… but not quite.