Minnehaha Street Stage: 6:30-8:00PM – Full Schedule
Eleganza!, formed by Brian Vanderwerf, guitarist/vocalist for the Estrus Records band, The Midnight Evils and the celebrated Chooglin’ (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records), is a 3-guitar ROCK AND ROLL attack featuring Vanderwerf and Chooglin’ bandmate, Jeff Johnson, and ex-Ol’ Yeller’s Greg McAloon. Also on board is the legendary Tony Zaccardi of Romantica & Kruddler on bass, and his longtime partner in crime Tim Baumgart (Wizards Are Real/Big Ditch Road/Kruddler) on drums and August Varvig on harmonica.
The band played First Avenues’ BEST NEW BANDS of 2012 and have opened for The ALABAMA SHAKES, BOB LOG III, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, LEFT LANE CRUISER, BUFFALO KILLERS, MEAT PUPPETS, BOBBY BARE Jr. and more!
The band began recording their debut album in June 2015. Look for a release date in the fall of ’15.
Things happen when you hear and SEE Eleganza!