Why book StraitRun?

We are a family rock band, Father (rythm and lead), 16 year old son (percussion), 15 year old son (bass), 12 year old (rythm). We have been playing together for 7 years with a great look and sound. Classic Rock gets the croud dancing. Great for festivals, weddings, parties, conventions, no late night taverns. These kids can rock and roll and it's a great novelty that increases the entertainment value. People cant believe that these kids play and sing this type of music. Pictures and references available on request. Fun for all. Please check out our website at for YouTube clips, artist bios, testimonials, song lists etc.




I saw them last night in Vinton. Amazing kids, so mature and polite. Some guy I ran into got a quote and was amazed at how affordable they are.

Reviewer: jeff d.
Event: Festival in Vinton, IA
Event Date: Jun 21, 2012

Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Whether you hire StraitRun or another Rock Band for your Vinton event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Rock Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Vinton Rock Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Rock Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Upcoming Booked Events

05/15/14 Tildford Elementary End of Year Picnic
06/05/14 Vinton Farmer's Market Train Depot 5-7
06/14/14 Grand Opening Celebration Park Vinton, Iowa
06/14/14 Surf Ballroom Clear Lake Private Party
06/19/14 Hiawatha Hog Wild Days Hiawatha, Iowa 5:00-8:30 p.m.
06/26/14 Vinton Party in the Park Downtown Courthouse Lawn
06/28/14 Riverside Park Band Shell Vinton Iowa - time TBA
07/05/14 Crawfordsville, Iowa time TBA
08/09/14 Washington Iowa Car Cruise 6-9 p.m.

Past Booked Events

02/11/14 StraitRun Unplugged! After Five Club
10/27/13 Jesup, Ia Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m.
10/05/13 Kirkwood Community College Family Day
09/07/13 Monticello, Ia Private
08/24/13 Vinton Iowa Courthouse BoomFest 5-7p.m.
08/10/13 Washington, Iowa Car Cruise
08/08/13 Anamosa, Iowa City Park


We will provide classic rock music as well as some newer songs. Our typical show is 3 hours long but we can do shorter or longer events.

The team providing the talent:

Victor Schmidt

Guitar - Vocals

Stephen Schmidt

Drums - Vocal

Samuel Schmidt

Guitar - Vocals

Gabriel Schmidt

Guitar - Vocals

Michelle Schmidt

Band Manager - Lead Groupie :0)


"The feedback we have received regarding you and your sons has been amazing, and on several of our evaluations you were listed as the highlight of our visitors' day. (My work -study student said her dad kept saying, "Oh I want to hear this song first and then we'll go." Apparently, this happened several times throughout the day!) I think you know I have always been a fan and you have gained many more by playing at this event. Please accept the enclosed check, in addition to the payment you have already received, as our apreciation to you and your sons for entertaining our guests in extreme conditoins without complaint. On behalf of the Family Day Planning Committee, we THANK YOU!!" Mary Kirkwood Community College Family Day Committee

– Mary

Setup Requirements

We bring all of our own equipment.