After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Moondance festivals are now ready to make a comeback this summer in Walker. The 15th annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest is scheduled for June 17-19, and the 30th anniversary of Moondance Jam will be held July 22-24. (Submitted photo)

The 15th annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest takes place June 17-19 and the 30th Anniversary of Moondance Jam runs July 22-24. Acts expected this summer include Alice Cooper, Neal McCoy, Night Ranger and Midland.

“Given all the uncertainties over the winter with COVID restrictions, outbreaks and changing policies, we had to keep working behind the scenes to keep our Moondance festivals moving forward this summer,” organizers said in a press release. “We want you to know that while we know there are still some challenges ahead, we see the light at the end of the tunnel and are committed to jamming with you at Moondance this June and July.”

Tickets for the festivals can be purchased from the Moondance event website at shop.moondanceevents.net or by calling 218-836-1055. A ticket price increase will take effect on April 15th.

Those who bought tickets, camping or chair labels last year can use them for this year’s summer festival.

Artists and bands like Midland, Neal McCoy and Lauren Alaina will perform at the Moondance Jammin Country Fest. However, the organizers noted in the release that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will not be attending the festival this summer. A replacement will be announced after confirmation.

Alice Cooper, Night Ranger and Todd Rundgren are some of the musical acts that can be seen on Moondance Jam. The rock line-up is still set and the organizers are working with several other artists / bands to fill the remaining time slots. They will be announced when they are confirmed.

With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota and the state, which increases the outdoor event capacity to 10,000 as of Thursday, outdoor summer festival organizers feel “very confident that everything is going in the right direction,” 1 . April.

However, they also noted that Moondance events might look a little different in 2022. They said they plan to “turn Moondance into a seasonal campsite along with more, smaller events and live entertainment.”

“As with everything over the past year, we expect that there may be changes or things that are beyond our control and we are ready for the challenge,” said the organizers. “But right now we have June and July in our sights and if something comes up we are ready to take care of it.”