Nikki and the RueMates will play tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight at the VFW on Main Street in Lakefield as part of Lakefield’s awesome annual festival, Summerfest.
They will also play tomorrow starting at 9 p.m. at Bridget Bucksnort’s in Jackson.
Bass player Carrie Deans, guitarist Rich Rue and lead singer-guitarist Nikki Matteson are all from Jackson County. Nikki graduated a year or two behind me at Jackson County Central, and I remember being absolutely wowed by her rendition of Ricky Nelson’s "Garden Party," which got the song lodged in my brain for oh, about ten years.
If you like live music, I’d strongly encourage you to check it out!