Llanas Plays Pumpkinmania!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith welcomes Sam Llanas to the stage on Sept. 27 at Pumpkinmania! Pumpkinmania! is an all new fall festival featuring an officially sanctioned pumpkin weigh-off, pie baking and eating contest, a wide range of kids’ games, food booths by local restaurants, and live music by Dow Jones and Sam Llanas.

Llanas is well known in the music community as the former lead singer of the BoDeans. Llanas and Kurt Neumann started the band Da BoDeans back in 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In 1985 their label encouraged them to shorten their name to just the BoDeans and recorded their debut album Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. Llanas decided to leave the BoDeans and strike out on his own in 2011.

Llanas is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter who is best known for his distinctive soulful voice. In 2011 he released 4 A.M. (The Way Home) on Inner Knot Records and in 2013 he released the live retrospective 4/5 Live – Vol I. On Nov. 18, Llanas is set to release The Whole Night Thru, an all-new studio record produced by longtime collaborator Gary Tanin.

This family-friendly event will take place on The Lodge at Leathem Smith’s grounds on Sept. 27, from 10 am – 5 pm. Dow Jones and Sam Llanas will play from 5 – 11 pm. The Lodge at Leathem Smith is located at 1640 Memorial Drive, Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.743.5555 or visit