The Thundermen
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The Thundermen

Date: July 12 - July 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 - $20.00
Local Eau Claire band, The Thundermen, take the Leinenkugel's Pavilion Stage at the 2019 Northern Wisconsin State Fair on Fri, Jul 12 and Sat, Jul 13 from 9pm-Midnight!

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
9:00pm-Midnight Daily
Leinenkugel's Pavilion (adjacent the Science & Technology Building/Behind the Fair Office)
FREE w/ Fair Admission

Band Members:
Mickey Lynnes - Drum/Vocals
John Trygstad - Keyboards/Vocals
Kalvin Lester - Guitar/Vocals

Band Genre:

Band Influences:
Good ol' rock n' roll music from the 50's, 60's, and even 70's. Too many artists and bands to name!

Band Bios

Mickey Lynnes, Drums/Vocals: The only original member of The Thundermen still in the band from 1959! He has been playing drums and singing with them from the beginning. His style of drumming is right out of the 50's and 60's, playing like drumming greats J.I. Allison of Buddy Holly and the Crickets and D.J. Fontanna, Elvis Presley's drummer, not to mention Ringo Starr. Mickey's singing abilities are just as great as his drumming. Mickey can sing a wide variety of songs, ranging from 50's rockabilly, 60's pop, and country. He is best known however for his excellent slow song vocals. Mickey can sing slow songs with the best of them. His singing is very reminicent of Bill Medley's with the Righteous Brothers. When not playing with The Thundermen, Mickey can be found doing his one man band show in the area or playing with Two Way Street.

John Trygstad, Keyboard/Vocals: John has been playing keyboard with The Thundermen since 1990. Before that he played with Mickey Lynnes and other former Thundermen in various bands during the 70's and 80's. John can wail on a piano like Jerry Lee Lewis or play great melodies on slow songs. John also has a singing voice to match his playing. John sings many favorites with The Thundermen, his most requested song being "Bread and Butter" by the Newbeats. He can sing high notes like Frankie Vallie of the Four Seasons. What makes John very unique is his ability to play bass and keyboard at the same time. John uses half of his keyboard for regular piano playing and the other half as a bass guitar.

Kalvin Lester, Guitars/Vocals: The most recent addition to the Thundermen line up, joinning the band in 1998. Before that, Kalvin was up in the northwoods of Wisconsin playing with various bands in the Hayward area. Kalvin brings that classic vintage guitar sound right out of the 50's. His style of playing is very much like all the great rockabilly guitarists of the day, such as Scotty Moore who played with Elvis, and Carl Perkins who played "Blue Suede Shoes". Kalvin's guitar solos bring energy to the music and his guitar sound helps round out the sound of The Thundermen. Kalvin also sings many rock n' roll and rockabilly numbers with the band. As Kalvin is the youngest member of the band, he is also brings in other musical influences of the late 60's and 70's era. Kalvin has helped expand the Thundermen song list to include songs by The Doors, CCR, Peter Frampton, and many other artists of that time.

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2019 Fair Admission

The Thundermen
July 12 - July 13, 2019 | 9:00 PM
2019 Adult 5 Day Admission
2019 Adult 5 Day Admission
A $30 SAVINGS. This ticket can only be scanned once and must be presented to the main gate to obtain your 5-day wristband for re-admittance. This DOES NOT include rides. Only general admission. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
2019 Adult Fair Gate Admission
2019 Adult Fair Gate Admission
General Admission is valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 10-14, 2019. You must present this ticket to enter the fairgrounds. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
2019 Youth Fair Gate Admission
2019 Youth Fair Gate Admission
Youth General Admission, Ages 6-11. Valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 10-14, 2019. You must present this ticket to enter the fairgrounds. Children under 6 are FREE. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
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