Smoke on the Water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
by Doris Welle

Organizers adjusted two popular events and created an enjoyable weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes. A massive company expansion prevented Polaris from hosting its annual Victory Motorcycle Rally weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes, but officials still thanked its customers and workforce by sponsoring the Kip Moore concert Saturday night. Moore's album, "Up All Night," features hits including "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," "Beer Money," and "Hey Pretty Girl." His current single, "Dirt Road," is from the upcoming sophomore album due out on MCA Nashville. A damaging June storm pushed back the start date for the annual "Smoke on the Water Competition." Crowds were drawn Saturday to the smell of smoked meats for a third edition of the Okoboji Tourism barbecue competition.