Joe and Vicki Price. Live music.


Honestly. Their bio reads like an entire volume of “Street Cred 101.” And now we’ve got ‘em.

From their Reverbnation site: “Over their 27 years together they have opened for such notables as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Pine Top Perkins, Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Louisiana Red, Al Green, Greg Brown and Iris DeMent. Joe is a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2008. They won the Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD 2010. The couple was awarded an official showcase at the Far West Folk Alliance Music Conference 2011.”

Joe and Vicki Price perform live at West O Beer on Saturday, August 29, 7-10pm.


King of the Tramps. Live music.


They had us at “whiskey gospel.” Every time they play at West O, everyone has a high-energy good time.

From the King of the Tramps website:

The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ rock and roll gospel party, with plenty of crowd participation. According to “City View” show reviewer Chad Taylor, Partridge is “art troubadour, part tent revival preacher, Partridge holds court over his audience, welcoming all to the Tramps roots rock/jam band sound with the charisma of a faith healer.”

The band is comprised of Todd Partridge on Guitar and vocals, Justin Snyder on Guitar and Mandolin, Adam Audlehelm on Keys, Ryan Aum on Drums and Ryan McAlister on Bass.

King of the Tramps returns to the West O stage on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7–10 pm. You really don’t want to miss this show.


The Gravel Road Remedy. Live music.

Gravel Road Remedy

Oh Lordy. A musical duo with a well-done website with actual writing and photos (like the one we stole, above) and it makes us just want to hear them that much more. Our wish comes true on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 7-10 pm. Come join us.

From their website at

We are made up of two very large human men. Large in both size and appetites.

Brian Hill is an avid hunter, sayer of potentially offensive things, hater/lover of both his Cubs and his golf game depending on the day. Most importantly, he can play a guitar very well and loves the same kind of music as Will.

Will Petersen is an avid sitter, owns as little shirts with non-snap buttons as possible, hater.lover of both his Vikings and his golf game depending on the day. He sings with the voice God gave him. God was not totally into it that day, but, he tried. He also loves the same music as BHill.

They are acoustic duo partners and play in a golf league together. They hope they are better at this music thing.

Oh, and they have kids and wives and stuff they love.

Want to enjoy the full glory of these John Goodman meets Merle Haggard like guys? Call 515-778-2908 or

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Hinterland Music Festival.


It’s not just any old day when we get a product endorsement. OK, so it was just a member of the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on stage at the Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles drinking a West O Pils. OK, OK, we admit we can’t read the label. Our source says it was, and we’re going with it. Flyover state?…phttt…pretty impressive, that Iowa music scene. And thank you very much for enjoying Iowa craft beer.

Sportsman’s Tiki Bike Ride.


West O will be open early for this ride, so plan to stop in and park it for a bit. We won’t have that Mai Tai you’re jonesing for, but we’re pretty sure a breakfast beer will do the trick. Doors open at 10:30am. Think Polynesian thoughts, everyone.

Via Sportsman’s: Sportsmans is putting on a bike ride Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Registration is $25 if paid by July 25th. ($30 day of) Ride includes: t-shirt, lunch, sag wagon, prizes. Proceeds: trails. 15 & 50 mile route. Ride starts at 9:00am. Stops along the way:). Send checks to Sportsmans, 1609 hill ave, spirit lake, Iowa 51360. Any questions email Dave Tryon –

Jon Ingvall. Live music.


It’s not everyday we run across someone whose job experience includes “luthier.” Well, Jon Ingvall is one of those people. Plus, he’s a damn fine musician and West O is proud to have this multi-talented Okoboji guy as one of our own.

Hear Jon on Friday, July 24, 2015 at West O Beer with Michael Bertrand, 7-10pm.



Chad Elliott. Live music.


Chad Elliott returns to West O Beer on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7–10pm (the last half of a live music doubleheader featuring Wright Co. Rambler on Friday.)

Averaging close to 200 shows per year, Chad Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music. Along the way he’s collected more than a few interesting stories, many of which end up crafted into lyrics.

Listen to music tracks and find links to his website and social media on his ReverbNation site.


Minerva’s Tap Takeover.


Tap Takeover at Minerva’s in Okoboji! Come and get ‘em starting Thursday, July 16, 2015 through about the end of the month: Gold-Medal-winning CocO Stout, Smoked Red, Pilsner, Holy L, and our Honeysuckle Saison seasonal. All on tap, and we believe it’s the perfect opportunity to pair up all five with perfect food.

More? Yes. “Meet the West O Staff” July 21st 5–7:30pm. A nice little meet-and-greet plus we’re giving stuff away.

1405 US Hwy 71, Okoboji IA
Website and Facebook page



Stockyard Kings. Live music.


Rock, Blues, Funk, Americana. In your face and passionate. The best original music in Siouxland. Formerly Byron Kuehl and the Midtown Express.

The Stockyard Kings performed at West O on July 25, 2015, and here’s a photo. Really good feedback on this music, and looking forward already to a return engagement.