Free. Family Friendly. Every Thursday night this summer in Downtown Decorah!
Join for an evening of music on Washington Street with Slapdash Bluegrass! This Lawn Chair Night is in partnership with Decorah Public Library to kick-off a summer of fun for the whole family. The evening is additionally sponsored by Winneshiek County Economic Development and Tourism.
Slapdash Bluegrass is a self proclaimed “bunch of dust-stomping, pedal board-yielding hippie-billies”. Founded in Decorah, IA, these guitar-picking’ good pals initially got together to pass the time, but tunes quickly turned into a local live favorite. With Slapdash Bluegrass you can count on hearing anything from traditional barn-burners to nonsensical originals.
Lawn Chair Night has been a program of Downtown Decorah Betterment for more than 25 years. It’s now made possible by DDBA in partnership with Visit Decorah Tourism and Impact Coffee, along with generous contributions from top sponsor AJ Realty and more than 10 supporting sponsors. This free, public event features both local and regional talent. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and their toe tappin’ shoes. In 2023, three performances will take place at the Courthouse and ten will be on Washington Street. For the Washington Street shows, attendees are encouraged to purchase a beverage at Impact Coffee, our event partner.
In the event of rain, the Courthouse events will be cancelled or moved to a different location and the Washington Street events will be moved inside Impact Coffee. Rain announcements will be made on Facebook’s Visit Decorah page and the Downtown Decorah Betterment page.