Music

The Mat-Su Fall Festival weekend will be jam-packed with the best live music that Alaska has to offer!

The stage is located within the oval track area at Alaska Raceway Park.  A huge grass seating area allows plenty of room for appropriate social distancing.  No coolers or outside drinks, please, but feel free to bring in your own lawn chairs, kick back and enjoy fantastic musical entertainment!

Stay tuned as we add more new bands to this exciting roster!

Note: The music roster including details of performing artists and the dates and times they will be on stage is still being confirmed.  Stay tuned here as we finalize the details!

Jerry Wessling

Friday 6:00 – 9:00

Jerry Wessling, has been playing in Alaska for over 10 years with a mix of 80s, 90s, and modern rock.  Jerry and his group bring a new level of crowd interaction and fun to their shows each and every time! Catch classics from Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, and Nirvana but also new favorites from The Lumineers and Kings of Leon.

JUNOsmile

Saturday 12:00 – 2:00

JunoSmile, one of Alaska’s best kept secrets, is an Americana singer songwriter combo rich with vocal harmonies featuring Jessy Lynn Martens on fiddle, mandolin and electric guitar with Joseph Martens on acoustic guitar, drums and harmonica.

Arctic Outlaws

Saturday 2:30 – 4:00

Arctic Outlaws is an Anchorage Alaska based country and southern rock band, blending modern country with rock, bluegrass, and some classics.

They are a 5-piece band, sometimes 6, mixing their own tastes from various genres to bring a high energy show each time they play everything from classic country to modern southern rock, and sprinkled with a little hip-hop to catch everyone’s ear.

Roland Roberts Band

Saturday 4:30 – 6:00

Good Ol’fashioned head bobbing music, smooth and strong like pouring lighting from a mason jar. Hatcher Pass based songwriter Roland Roberts brings an original mixture of Delta Blues, Texas County and Appalachian Folk that you’ll never forget.

Element 47

Saturday 6:30 – 9:00

Palmer/Wasilla-based Element 47 is an exciting, high-energy, rock ‘n roll band – a musical powerhouse known as one of the hardest-working bands in the Valley.  With years of experience entertaining audiences across Southcentral Alaska, Element 47 is the band to call to make your party, dance, festival, reception or special event fun, exciting and most importantly, memorable.

Rooted in the guitar-based classic rock of the 70s and 80s, but with touches of blues and country-rock, Element 47 performs with fun and flair that’ll have you wishing the night would go on forever.

Rhoda

Sunday 12:00 – 1:00

From the deep woods, raging rivers, and mountains of Alaska, comes Rhoda, the up-and-coming singer/songwriter embracing the call to share light and hope with the world through her music. Her songs are an eclectic blend of sounds and feels that don’t really fit inside one particular genre box. 

Walter Jones

Sunday 

Walter Jones is new to the Mat-Su, but he’s not new to the stage! Hailing from Fairbanks, Jones is a recent transplant to the area, bringing a honed and authentic musicianship. This multi-instrumentalist will bring all of his talents to bear at the Mat Su Fall Festival, on Sunday, August 30th.

Old School Country

Date and Time

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John Cook

Date and Time

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Tamara Ashburn-Smith

Date and Time

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