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Fred the Bear

The music and craft beverage festival continues.

On the outdoor stage at Armory Square: Fred the Bear is an alt-rock band known for their rich harmonies, emotive dynamics and original songs. FTB’s music reflects on life's promises and disappointments through personal crafted lyrics and driving rhythms.  Mixed within their originals is a blend of music from other Midwest artists, currently touring groups and classic bands. 

Their name and their drive for a great live sound is a tribute to Bruce "Fred the Bear" Eschler.  At his bar, the "Bear's Den", you’d always get a stiff drink and when the music was crankin', you were in for a heck of a night.  So we play tribute to the man who provided us with our first glimpse into the energy of live music .... Fred the Bear.  

Band Members:
Ray Coudret
Rick Roy
Jerry Spencer
Bob Kanzelman

Sample their music


Earlier Event: September 8
No Time for Fame
Later Event: September 13
Maria's Taco Hut