Eddie Cochran Car Show and Music Festival to be held June 5-8

Published 8:00 am Saturday, June 1, 2024

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By Albert Lea Tribune

The public is invited to come and celebrate the life and legacy of Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran, June 5-8, at this year’s annual Eddie Cochran Car Show and Music Festival. The event includes live music, car show and cruises featuring over 200 cars, local food trucks, face painting and balloon animals.

Music performances including Ron & Steve Unplugged at 112 on Broadway beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, Eclipse will be performing at 5:30 p.m. at Fountain Lake Park

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Watch the car cruise starting at 3 p.m. on Friday on Broadway (full map will be posted on FCHM social media.)

At 7:30 p.m. j. bell & the Lazy Susan Band will perform at 112 on Broadway. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Justin Bell fronts this rotating cast of players known as the Lazy Susan Band. Preferring to refer to themselves as simply straight-up rock & roll, their style drifts into Americana and roots rock often. At any given performance, the band could consist of two to eight players. The LSB has released four albums to date including 2001’s “you…up in lights”; the Live Acoustic 2004 release “Live at Doc’s Landing”; and 2006’s “Something Else Entirely” and 2013’s “$80 Whiskey.”

All of which are available on iTunes.

On Saturday, view the cars in the car show and vote for your favorites, all for free! Registration to enter your car in the show is $10 and will be collected at the entrance on Main and Broadway from 8-11:30 a.m. Enjoy four street musicians who will provide a variety of music throughout the car show.

A car cruise around Fountain Lake departs from Broadway immediately following the awards, which will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m..

A real life Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen will be at the show, and balloon animals and face painting will be at the registration tent.

Closing out the weekend is Boogie Wonderland who will perform at the 112 on Broadway beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Freeborn County Historic Museum will also be having a yard sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All events are free to the public and will be on North Broadway in Albert Lea.