Come for the race, stay for the party. Just make sure to be in the Big Top Tent during Grandma’s Marathon for the weekend’s best live entertainment!


Among the performers set to entertain during next weekend’s festivities are Haley Bonar, The Hobo Nephews, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Belfast Cowboys and Big Wave Dave & the Ripples, featuring Sarah Krueger.

Longtime marathon tradition GB Leighton, a 2011 Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame inductee, headlines the Saturday night schedule. GB Leighton is making its 16th appearance at Grandma’s Marathon, having made their debut in 1996.

A daytime lineup Saturday features a free show open to the public and begins at 11:30 a.m. The Friday and Saturday evening shows are for those 21 years of age and older.

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The 2012 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Live Music Lineup:

Friday, June 15, 2012 ($5 Cover) (Get admission and a FREE drink for just $5 when you Seize the Deal!--must be 21+)

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Hobo Nephews

9:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.: Haley Bonar

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: Retribution Gospel Choir

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Afternoon (FREE)

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Hobo Nephews

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Haley Bonar

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Belfast Cowboys

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: G.B. Leighton

Evening ($8 Cover)

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Big Wave Dave & the Ripples with Sarah Krueger

9:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.: Belfast Cowboys

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: G.B. Leighton