High & Mighty Band to Close Out Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival
On a picturesque evening along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, patrons of Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge stomped their feet and danced the night away as the band, High & Mighty, commanded the stage.
“Almost everything we play is something that’s dance-able, and people enjoy coming out and doing that sort of thing,” said Steve Daly, a musician and owner of the band, which plays a mixture of R&B, funk, and soul.
High & Mighty formed in 2001, and they’ve been entertaining audiences around the Twin Cities ever since.
“It was formed on the principle of having a big band, very active, and a full horn show,” Daly said. “Lots of vocalists. We typically have three or four lead vocalists in the band.”
On Sept. 14, High & Mighty will provide the grand finale for the Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival.
An Annual Tradition at the GV Arts & Music Festival
Their presence in Golden Valley has become an annual tradition.
“They’re just a nice, lively band to say, hey let’s all have a good time, get to know each other, and enjoy the evening together,” said Steven Pesavento, who helped organize the festival.
From the moment High & Mighty took the stage at their Lord Fletcher’s gig, the dance floor quickly filled up. It’s a testament to the band’s sound, energy and preparation.
“That’s what makes it all worthwhile,” Daly said. “It’s a lot of work putting this on. Hours and hours of preparation go into a single show.”
Daly says anyone who checks out their performance in Golden Valley is in for a treat.
“I think they can expect that if they like to dance, they’re gonna be dancing from the very beginning of the show,” Daly said. “But even the people that can’t or don’t care for that sort of thing can expect to be fully entertained by what we do.”
High & Mighty will take the stage in Golden Valley at 7 p.m. and perform until the festival ends at 10 p.m.
People who stay for the entire show will get to witness firsthand this well-oiled machine’s high energy and constant movement.
With a set-list of hits that date back to the 1970s, the band appeals to all ages.
“We’d love to have everybody come out,” Daly said. “We appreciate Golden Valley.”