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Saturday Music with The Whiskey Fund

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Whiskey Fund is excited for their first-ever appearance at Cedar Ridge with guest vocalist Dave Pedersen.

Born from the spontaneous combustion of a late-night jam session in the heart of Iowa City, The Whiskey Fund is more than just a band—it’s an experience. This ensemble wasn’t planned; it was destiny. When a last-minute gig opportunity arose and no established bands were available, a group of musicians from Eastern Iowa’s finest acts seized the moment. That night, The Whiskey Fund was born, embodying the spirit of impromptu creation and pure rock and roll.

The band comprises seasoned veterans from beloved local groups such as Shade of Blue, the Bernemann Brothers Band, the Ben Schmidt Band, The Fez, Fox Hill Troubadours, and the Nic Arp Band. The lineup includes Dave Rosazza (guitar/vocals), Ben Schmidt (guitar/vocals), Sean Seaton (keyboard/vocals), Bill Shannon (bass) and Jon Edwards (drums).

Their music is a thrilling ride through genres, reflecting the band’s belief that great music knows no boundaries. With a repertoire that spans the soulful strains of Willie Nelson to the reggae rhythms of Bob Marley, from the heartfelt Americana of John Prine to the funk grooves of Sly & The Family Stone, The Whiskey Fund promises an eclectic mix that delights and surprises. Audiences can expect not only finely crafted originals but also innovative covers that breathe new life into classic tracks.

The Whiskey Fund thrives on the unexpected. Their performances are spontaneous, full of on-the-spot creativity and shared joy with the audience. It’s not just about playing music—it’s about celebrating the unpredictable magic that happens when true musicians let their guard down and play from the heart.

Join them for an unforgettable journey of musical exploration, where every show is unique, every note is sincere, and every moment is a testament to the power of live music. Raise a glass to The Whiskey Fund, where every performance is a spontaneous celebration of music and camaraderie.


May 11
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States
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Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery