New Addition Between The Main Ballroom and The Second Stage Shown Below Was Added In 2010 And Accomidates An Additional 200 People !!
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The Entire 18th Annual Music Fest Was Recorded By Pioneer Public Television From Appleton, Minnesota And Will Be Broadcast At Various Times Beginning This Fall. Check Out Their Website For Show Times, Show Dates And Programming Schedules At www.pioneer.org.
ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS .........

Bandleader Larry Olsen owns seven Hengel concertinas and has lived in the Lake Benton (Minnesota) area his entire life; now living only 2 miles from the farm where he grew up. At age 11 Larry started playing concertina. Before forming his own band in 1982, (THE LARRY OLSEN SHOW), Larry played guitar with THE MARV NISSEL BAND. In 1984, Larry's dad, Arnold, joined Larry's band as drummer and Larry's sister, Lisa, played piano. Larry later added a guitar and horn player when Lisa left for college. When Larry isn't busy with his band, his 2,000 acre farming operation located just east of Lake Benton occupies most of his time. Larry's wife, Brenda, also keeps busy owning Perfect Styles in Marshall along with Larry's sister Lisa, and helping in the fall with the farming.

Every Memorial Day weekend, Larry and Brenda sponsor and host a four day ANNUAL MUSIC FEST at their farm with the aid of about thirty volunteers. The 2009 15TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST was be held on May 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2009. (See below.)

Guitarist/trumpeter Dale Tolk started playing the trumpet in the 5th grade. He learned a lot of old time songs playing with his Dad, Don, who plays accordion. Dale played with The Marv Nissel Band for a few years and then in 1987, Dale joined THE LARRY OLSEN BAND playing trumpet, guitar and vocals. Dale retired in 1995 but returned to THE LARRY OLSEN BAND in 2005. Dale lives with his wife, Donna, in Brookings, South Dakota.

Drummer Jeff Buesing started drum lessons in the 3rd grade and has been playing ever since.  Jeff and a friend of his formed the “Cavemen" Band- a country rock band in the late 60's and 70's.  He has also played with Checkmate Part II, Jeff & Morrie, The Country Classics and the Senior Knights Band. Jeff lives with his wife, Mary Jo, in Marshall, Minnesota. 

Trumpeter Richard Roepke started playing trumpet in 1974 and throughout his high school years. In 1982, Rich started playing with the Marv Nissel band but retired until returning to the 12TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST in 2006. Since returning, he has been playing full time with the Larry Olsen Band and he prefers playing harmony parts with his trumpet and vocals. Rich lives in Arlington, Minnesota.
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LARRY OLSEN
JEFF BUESING
RICHARD ROEPKE
DALE TOLK
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THE LARRY OLSEN BAND While Performing At The
18TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST HELD EVERY YEAR OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !!
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LARRY OLSEN BAND
For Your Next Special Event Or Celebration !!
LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 State Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149-4204

Telephone: (507) 368-9627

E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com                         
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For More Information,
Please Call
Larry or Brenda Olsen at
(507) 368-9627
or e-mail them at
l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com
New Addition Between The Main Ballroom and The Second Stage Shown Below Was Added In 2010 And Accomidates An Additional 200 People !!
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LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 State Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149-4204

Telephone: (507) 368-9627

E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com

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LARRY OLSEN
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APRIL 2014

April 5th
Community Center
Clear Lake, South Dakota
Dan & Rita Ashbaugh Anniversary
2:00PM - 6:00PM

April 6th
Caboose Bar
Tracy, Minnesota
1:00PM - 5:00PM

April 27th
American Legion
Minneota, Minnesota
2:00OM - 5:00PM

MAY 2014

May 4th
Caboose
Tracy, Minnesota
1:00PM - 5:00PM

May 24th
20th ANNUAL MUSIC FESTLake Benton, Minnesota
1:00PM - 3:00PM
5:00PM - 7:00PM

May 25th
20th ANNUAL MUSIC FESTLake Benton, Minnesota
1:00PM - 2:30PM
4:00PM - 5:30PM
MAY 22, 23, 24, 25, 2014
This Webpage Was Last Updated On:  April 16, 2014
JUNE 2014

June 6th
Polka Fest
Hankinson, North Dakota
1:00PM - 3:00PM
7:00PM - 9:00PM

June 7th
Polka Fest
Hankinson, North Dakota
3:00PM - 5:00PM
9:00PM - 11:00PM

JULY 2014

July 6th
Polka Fest
Our Savior's Lutheral Church
Bird Island, Minnesota
10AM Polka Service
12:00PM - 1:00PM
3:00PM - 6:00PM

July 19th
Polka Fest
Seaforth, Minnesota
5:30PM - 7:00PM
8:00PM - 9:00PM
10:30PM - 11:30PM

July 20th
Bavarian Blast
New Ulm, Minnesota
11:00AM - 12:30PM
3:30PM - 5:00PM

July 24th
Yellow Medicine County Fair
Canby, Minnesota
Music Begins At 4:00PM
AUGUST 2014

August 1st
Pipestone County Fair
Pipestone, Minnesota
3:00PM - 5:00PM

August 2nd
Tyler County Fair
Tyler, Minnesota
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August 10
Marvin & Pam Zollner
40th Wedding Anniversary
Wabasso, Minnesota
1:30PM - 5:30PM

August 17
Pla-Mor Ballromm
Glencoe, Minnesota
1:30PM - 5:30PM

August 23rd
Pioneer Village
Madison, South Dakota
Music Begins At :30PM
American Legion
Minneota, Minnesota
2:00PM - 5:00PM

August 31st
Caboose
Tyler, Minnesota
1:00PM - 5:00PM

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 6th
Wilmont, Minnesota
2:00PM - 6:00PM

September 12th & 13th
Palmer Gulch
Hill City, South Dakota
(Please Check Back For Times)

September 28th
Pla-Mor Ballromm
Glencoe, Minnesota
1:30PM - 5:30PM