Maiden Dixie returns to Sailboard Beach to kick off Regatta festival

Six years later, Maiden Dixie is ready to rock the Regatta Festival once more.

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County Rock quintet Maiden Dixie will kick off the Worthington Regatta Festival Friday night at 7 p.m.
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WORTHINGTON — The first musical act to take the stage during Worthington’s 2022 Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival, Maiden Dixie, will kick off the weekend festival with a 7 p.m. performance Friday on Sailboard Beach.

Festival is Friday through Sunday.
The annual event takes center stage on Lake Okabena this weekend.
At least 50 confirmed reservations were received from Midwestern windsurfers of various skill levels.

The country-rock quintet first broke onto the music scene in 2011. While they’ve dabbled in original music, they’re mostly known as a cover band, having played a wide range of A-list clubs in Minnesota and opened for several national acts.

With a musical repertoire spanning genres, Maiden Dixie boasts a song list including country music staples like Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, as well as classic hits from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Queen. Recent artists like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes are also listed.

Friday night will mark Maiden Dixie’s second visit to the festival, having first performed here in 2015. They will take the stage alongside other country music acts like Easton Corbin and Brad Morgan during the weekend festival.

“We’re excited for them to kick off the festival on Friday,” said Regatta music committee chairman Barry Roberts. “It’s great to have them back.”


With Worthington native Wesley Berger on bass and vocals, band members Dan Staddon, Kaytee Amaro, Brandon Hilk and Ben Bouissier help to blend their unique mix of country, rock, blues and folk for a performance audience members are sure to enjoy.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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