2nd Street Stage
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the band sponsor for Armchair Boogie. Rising from the forests and rivers of central Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie's high-energy take on the Jamgrass genre fuses intricate arrangements of acoustic guitar and banjo with the funky back beats of electric bass and drums. Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) started playing together in the fall of 2014 while attending the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and within a year they expanded to a 4-piece configuration. The current line up includes bassist Eli Frieders and drummer Denzel Connor. In conjunction with the release of their debut, self-titled album, the band moved to Madison, WI.