Best Bets: Filling up the weekend with music

Published 10:31 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

Get out with family and friends before summer comes to an end. This weekend is full of bands, performances, Broadway and more. There is some thing for every one throughout this jam-packed weekend.

1. Veteran’s Memorial Car Show

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Windrift Restaurant; Car show, Lafayette Park, Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This is the second year that the Veteran’s Memorial Car show will take place. Stop by in advance for some fellowship and fun. A live band will be performing at this event.

2. Matchbox Childens’ Theater: A Shakespeare Celebration

7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Paramount Theater

Honoring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Matchbox will be performing two short plays in his honor. “Faery Free-For-All,” features magical faery folk both friendly and fearsome as they from each other about the pros and cons of being naughty or nice. “Pyramus & Thisbe,” a play from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The mischievous fairy Puck plays tricks on a group of players that creates lots of funny situations.

3. Minnesota Southbound Rollers vs Cedar Rapids Roller Girls

7 p.m. at Packer Arena

Enjoy a live roller derby and a party followed by the race at Bobee Jo’s. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Freeborn County Crime Victim’s Crisis Center. Tickets are online at

4. Worshipfest

Various artists preform from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bandshell

A free event consisting of multiple worship artists performing throughout the day. Some bands include Light45, Breakthrough, Evan Koehler & Chloe Hope, Heather Deters, License to Live and more. Concessions will be at the event.

5. Riverland Alumni Presents Broadway Hits

2 p.m. inside the Frank W. Bridge Theatre, Riverland Community College

Tickets sell for $20, $10 for students. A fundraiser full of Broadway hit shows performed by Riverland alumni. The fundraiser is going towards scholarships for Riverland’s theater and music programs.