Rock What You Got // Past Guests


Chastity Brown, Jearlyn Steele, 2 Sugars, and more

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Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis.


Food Network host & James Beard Award Author

Amy Thielen is a chef, a TV cook, and a two-time James Beard Award-winning writer. She’s the author of The New Midwestern Table (a cookbook) and Give a Girl a Knife (a memoir). She grew up in Park Rapids, Minnesota, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and graduated from Macalester College. She was the host of the James Beard-nominated Heartland Table on Food Network, an instructional cooking show…

Live Demos & Project Consults with Lowe’s

Bring your plans, talk with an expert, and learn something new!

Lowe’s Home Improvement has an exciting two days planned for our attendees. With live home repair demonstrations, and personalized project consultations with knowledgeable staff members, you will be well on your way to becoming a powerhouse home repair superhero in no time!


Find a blood drive near you!

Support a great cause and donate blood with the American Red Cross, one of our featured exhibitors. Hop aboard the blood bus, and make a life changing donation right at the event. Find out more info and register to donate now!



Our Key Areas / /

Explore each section of the event and make your must see list.

For this family friendly expo, we’ve added a special area for parents and kids to take a break, play, find great resources and products, and for new moms, a lactation/nursing station.

The comforts of home and how we cultivate relationships are the focus of this area. Vendors will include everything from home care to food and beverage tastings and everything in between.

How do we become our best selves, inside and out? Women’s health and wellness information, as well as beauty and fashion, can be found in this area.

How do we engage in civic life and community? What about charitable giving and volunteerism? And, how will technology affect us now and into the future? Find your connections here.