Calling all Daydream Believers Davy Jones of the Monkees to Perform at Septemberfest Block Party and Carnival in Eagan, Minnesota

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Sept. 23 Concert Opens Three-Day Festival Fundraiser at Faithful Shepherd Event to Feature Six Bands, Carnival Rides, Games and Fare

– Davy Jones, former member of The Monkees, tops a line-up of six bands scheduled to perform at Septemberfest, an outdoor festival to be held Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25 in Eagan, Minn. The second annual end-of-summer/start-of-autumn block party and carnival is hosted by Eagan’s Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center.

“Davy Jones brings our annual festival its first internationally recognized performer and an icon of Baby Boomers who call the suburbs home,” said Septemberfest chair, Brian Howard. “Along with Davy Jones, our celebration will offer fun-seekers of all ages music and carnival entertainment in a small, festive venue. The combination of daytime family games and rides, great food and beverages and evening concerts for our town’s rock-and-roll fans, help make Septemberfest ‘The Biggest Little Block Party in the Burbs.’”

The current schedule for Septemberfest:

  • The Davy Jones concert begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Fergie Fredericksen, former lead singer of TOTO, will open the event with a performance at 7 p.m.
  • The Johnny Holm Band, one of Minnesota’s favorite bands, will perform for the second year at Septemberfest at 9 p.m. on Sept. 24. The band will be preceded at 6 p.m. by the Tonecats, a Twin Cities group that covers five decades of rock hits.
  • Free concerts will be offered by the classic rock group Zebra Mussels at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 and Minnesota Christian rock band C.W. Rocks on Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.
  • The festival grounds will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 23; noon to midnight on Sept. 24; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 25.

In addition to concerts, Septemberfest will feature a midway with rides and games, an indoor family-fun zone filled with kids games and activities, a food court with carnival-favorite treats and hometown entrees, and a beer garden adjacent to the concert pavilion. The midway and refreshment area hours are: Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to midnight; Sept. 24 noon to midnight; Sept. 25 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All concerts take place in Septemberfest’s festival pavilion, which offers indoor and outdoor seating. Tickets for the Davy Jones and Johnny Holm concerts and more information on the event are available online at http://www.fscsMN.org or by calling the Faithful Shepherd office at (651) 406-4747.

About Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center

Faithful Shepherd is a private K-8 Catholic school with nearly 600 students. The school opened in 2000 and was founded by three northern Dakota county parishes: St. John Neuman and St. Thomas Becket, both in Eagan, and St. Peter’s in Mendota. Faithful Shepherd was the first new school to open in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul in more than 30 years. The school is located at 3355 Columbia Drive in Eagan, near the intersection of Yankee Doodle Road and Lexington Avenue, just east of I-35E.

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