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Lawn Chair Night in Downtown Decorah: Slapdash Bluegrass

June 20, 2024


Free. Family friendly. Almost every Thursday night this summer in Downtown Decorah!

Join for an evening of music on Washington Street, right outside of Impact Coffee, with Slapdash Bluegrass! This Lawn Chair Night is “Family Fun Night” in partnership with Decorah Public Library… showcasing activities and ideas to do with your family all summer long. 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, Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, and Impact Coffee. The 2024 season is generously supported by top sponsors AJ Realty and Oneota Community Food Co-op… along with 15 supporting sponsors for specific nights throughout the season. This free, public event features both local and regional talent.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and their toe-tapping’ shoes. In 2024, two performances will take place outside of the Winneshiek County Courthouse and 8 will be on Washington Street outside of Impact Coffee. For the Washington Street shows, attendees are encouraged to purchase a beverage at Impact Coffee, the 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.


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