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Grandma's Marathon announces free music entertainment lineup

PopROCKS and Chris Kroeze will take the stage Saturday night on Grandma’s Marathon weekend, headlining a two-day “Rock the Bayfront” celebration on what’s expected to be one of the largest race weekends ever. All events are free and open to the public.

The weekend festival kicks off Friday night, with The Reckoning set to take the stage following the William A. Irvin 5K. Live music then continues all day Saturday, both during and after the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon.

“There’s no better place to throw a party in Duluth than Bayfront Festival Park,” Marketing & PR Director Zach Schneider said. “What better way for tens of thousands of people to celebrate reaching the finish line than to celebrate alongside the community that supported them at a venue that is quintessential Duluth?”

The full weekend lineup is below:


6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Reckoning


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Rock-a-Billy Revue

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Adam Herman & The Dynamite Club

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Boxcar

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Sydney Hansen

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Chris Kroeze

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – PopROCKS

About PopROCKS

Now with three lead vocalists and the hottest live band around, PopROCKS delivers a night of entertainment unlike any other. The new members enjoy a dynamic, high-powered chemistry that is as infectious to crowds as the band’s playlist of hit dance party jams! Complete with high-end musicianship, powerful vocals, choreography, spot-on impersonations, special effects, and energetic performances, PopROCKS is more than just a band — they are an experience.

About Chris Kroeze

Born and raised in western Wisconsin, Chris Kroeze will have a hometown feel when he takes the stage at Bayfront Festival Park. Kroeze’s never wavered from his small-town roots, specializing now in country and rock that proved to be a winning formula in 2018 when he was runner-up on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

About The Reckoning
One of Duluth’s premier party bands, The Reckoning is sure to kick race weekend off with a bang. Promising to bring a show to the main stage at Bayfront, they’ll set the perfect tone for our pre-race party with all the rock and country classics from the 80s and 90s as well as the current fan favorites.