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Tickets On Sale for Rock the Big Top featuring Phil Vassar

Advance tickets available for Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Entertainment


Duluth, Minn. – Advance tickets for Rock the Big Top go on sale today, April 4 at 10 a.m. CST. Early bird ticket pricing is available during the month of April, with additional price increases scheduled each month until race weekend. Tickets are available at


All of the bands in this year’s lineup were selected for the energy they bring to their live performances! Grandma’s Marathon is excited to welcome Phil Vassarwith supporting artists Everetteand Rhino to the Big Top Tent on Friday, June 21.


Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist. He has 10 Number 1 hits, 15 Top 10 hits, and 26 Top 40 hits. His top songs include “Just Another Day in Paradise”, “Carlene”, “Six-Pack Summer”, “American Child”, “For a Little While” and “My Next Thirty Years” (Tim McGraw), “Right on the Money” (Alan Jackson), “I’m All Right” and “Bye, Bye” (Jo Dee Messina) and many more! His ninth album is titled American Soul, and he is currently touring on his Hitsteria tour.


Everette, one of the most fun and promising new names in country rock, will kick-off Friday evening! Following headliner Vassar, Rhino will conclude the evening with their modern style and nonstop entertainment!


On Saturday June 22, the Big Top opens at 8:00 a.m. and is open for all ages to enjoy Rock-A-Billy Revue, Laura Velvet and The Bookhouse Boys, and Chris Kroeze, runner-up on the last season of NBC’s The Voice. The official post-race party to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Grandma’s Marathon gets under way at 7:00 p.m. The celebration continues throughout the evening and will conclude with a raw and engaging performance from Cowboy Mouth!


Advance tickets on sale now at Only $10 for Friday night; $10 for Saturday night. A weekend ticket package is available at the discounted price of $15 during the month of April.



Grandma’s Marathon “Rock The Big Top” Entertainment Schedule: June 21-22, 2019



Friday, June 21:  All Ages (15 & under, need to be accompanied by an adult)

  7:00 p.m.          Gates Open


                             Phil Vassar



Saturday, June 22:  Morning/Afternoon (FREE) All Ages

  8:00 a.m.          Gates Open

                             Rock-A-Billy Revue

                             Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys

                             Chris Kroeze


Saturday, June 22:  Evening 21+

  7:00 p.m.          Gates Open

                             Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys

                             Chris Kroeze

                             Cowboy Mouth


Enjoy the Video DJ Mix of Sounds Unlimited before and in-between all live entertainment.



“Rock The Big Top”: Advance Ticket Pricing Structure:



April 4 – April 30, 2019: Only $15 for both nights

Friday only: $10  |  Saturday only: $10


May 1 – May 31, 2019:  $20 for both nights

Friday only: $15  |  Saturday only: $10


June 1 – June 20, 2019: $30 for both nights

Friday only: $25  |  Saturday only: $10


June 21 and June 22, 2019:

Friday only: $25  |  Saturday only: $10



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