The Steele County Historical Society will host Jack and Kitty, Emmy Award winning entertainers, on the stage in the Village of Yesteryear on Wednesday, August 15, 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
The Emmy Award winning vaudevillian songsters is a family friendly jug band playing folk music influenced by old blues, ragtime and jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. Kitty’s uncle is reggae legend Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley and the Wailers fame) and Jack’s babysitter was oddball ukulele weirdo Tiny Tim (“Tip Toe Through The Tulips”). Their music is a lot like if Bunny and Tiny had a duo: fun, strange and entertaining! One reviewer called them “Leon Redbone meets Alicia Keys or Tom Waits meets Beyoncé.”
The husband and wife team are singer-songwriters and modern day vaudevillians. They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and tour around the world.
The Village of Yesteryear stage will feature local performers throughout the SCFF, August 15-August 19, noon to 7:00 PM, thanks to the generous sponsors: Bank Plus, Hartle Farms, Home Federal, Kibble Equipment, Randall’s License Bureau. In addition, the 19 historic structures in the Village will be available for fairgoers to stroll through. The History Center will also be open and offers free admission courtesy of Beauterre Recovery and Randall’s License Bureau.
The Steele County Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1949. Its mission is to preserve and share Steele County history today for tomorrow. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Steele County’s past through museum exhibits, research, collections, tours, educational programs and book publishing. The Society is located at 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN.