We are a family rock band, Father (rhythm ), 22-year-old son (percussion), 21-year-old son (lead), 18-year-old (bass). We have been playing together for over 12 years with a great look and sound. We play Classic Rock music that is great to dance to! Great for weddings, anniversary parties, town-wide events, and private parties! 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. Please check out our website and YouTube clips, artist bios, testimonials, song lists, etc.
My son's girlfriend found Straitrun and hired them for my son's surprise 30th birthday party in Osage. They are amazing!!! Their musicality is spot on, they hardly took breaks and their choice of songs was perfect!!!! Everyone enjoyed listening and dancing to their skilled playing and singing!!! Many people at the party took their business cards and I know they will be hired for many future events!!! Some are hoping they'll be willing to drive a couple hundred miles for a gig. I look forward to to hearing them play and dancing to their music again!!! Thank you Straitrun! So happy my son's girlfriend found you!!!!🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎤🎤🎤🎤🎸🎸🎸🎸
Response from StraitRun:
This was such a fun night! Everyone was so nice and what a fun bunch! We hope to do lots of gigs with this great group of people!
We have been putting on out door concerts for 7 years. StraitRun really brought the talent and fun. The crowd loved them. The music was performed excellently. Everyone expressed how much they enjoyed the concert so much we have booked them again. So easy to work with. Could not be any happier.
Response from StraitRun:
Thanks Megan! We had a great time and can't wait to come back next summer!
Straitrun was an awesome band! They were polite, courteous, played some amazing music and kept the party going! Thanks so much for making my dad's surprise party one we won't soon forget!! Everyone was asking for their info because they loved the music!!
I would highly recommend this band. Hired them to play at 50th birthday party. Very classy and professional from top to bottom. Wide variety of music kept everyone happy. I was a bit skeptical at first, because it appeared from my research they did not play many gigs. Don't let that fool you, they were Amazing!
Brookes Grad party was an epic event & StraitRun kept it rockin with a surprisingly wide variety of music! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to please the crowd! Can't wait to enjoy them again! Thanks again StraitRun! from Brookes (not too old to love live music) Grandma!
They were great to work with.
Response from StraitRun:
This was such a fun show! We hope to return to Clear Lake and play again!
You rocked Crawfordsville last night. The crowd was small , but everyone had a great time. Those boys are so polite and "normal". When they pick up the guitars and drumsticks they turn into true musicians. I love watching Vick and Michelle watch their children play. You look so proud. As you should. Love your family and how they entertain. Can't wait to see you again. Just call me your oldest groupie.
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.
What to Expect
You can expect us to arrive about an hour and a half to two hours prior to the show for set up and sound checks. Our typical show is 3 hours long and includes 3 fifty-minute sets with a 10 min. break during which time we will provide music through the sound system. Our most popular music is classic rock and most of our songs are listed on our website. We are flexible and are happy to take requests and if we know the song will give it a go!
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.
Past Booked Events
|October 09, 2021 • All-day event||StraitRun Live|
|August 20, 2021 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Hotel Manning|
|August 08, 2021 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||StraitRun Live|
|July 16, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Waverly Heritage Days|
|July 04, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||4th of July|
|May 01, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|March 20, 2021 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||StraitRun|
|February 06, 2021–February 07, 2021 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||StraitRun Live|
|November 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||StraitRun Live|
|August 22, 2020 • 12:00am - 2:30pm||Holipalooza|
|August 15, 2020 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||StraitRunLive|
|July 19, 2020 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||The Shack|
|July 04, 2020–July 05, 2020 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Chariton, Iowa|
|June 28, 2020 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||StraitRun|
|March 29, 2020 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Ainsworth Opera House|
|March 07, 2020 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 06, 2020–March 07, 2020 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Casting Call|
|March 01, 2020 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||StraitRun - Wild Hogs|
|February 29, 2020–March 01, 2020 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Stampede - Rodeo|
|February 28, 2020–February 29, 2020 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Stampede - Rodeo|
|January 25, 2020–January 26, 2020 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||StraitRun|
|November 02, 2019–November 03, 2019 • 8:00pm - 1:00am||Gabriel Stampede|
|October 26, 2019 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Halloween Party Holiday Lake|
|September 28, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Ia State Tailgate Fundraiser|
|September 21, 2019 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event|
|September 15, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||C.R.R.|
|September 14, 2019–September 15, 2019 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||C.R.R.|
|August 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Charity Golf Classic - Corallville, Iowa|
|August 22, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Summer Bandshell Series|
|August 17, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Benefit Concert Wild Hogs|
|July 26, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Denver, Iowa Music in City Park|
|July 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Clear Lake 4th of July Park BandShell|
|June 22, 2019 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm||Gabe Schmid Acoustic Concert|
|June 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Gabe with Stampede Riverside Park Vinton Iowa|
|June 16, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||The Schmidt Brothers & Courtney Black Squirrel|
|June 15, 2019–June 16, 2019 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Stephen with Cocked & Loaded Tailgaters C.R.|
|April 26, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Black Squirrel Tap - Swisher, Iowa 6-9 p.m.|
|March 09, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Retirement Party|
|March 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt with MattBeilis HawkeyeCommCollege|
|January 12, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party - Hiawatha, Iowa|
|October 27, 2018–October 28, 2018 • 7:30pm - 12:00am||Halloween Party Private Holiday Lake|
|August 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|August 19, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt - Acoustic Guitar|
|July 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Live Music - Taste Main Street Osage|
|July 07, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party - Marion, Iowa|
|July 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Festival|
|June 23, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Swaledale Iowa Street Dance 105 Main Street|
|June 16, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Greene River Days|
|June 07, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt Farmer's Market Train Depot Vinton|
|March 18, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt Performing at Sunny Crest Dysart|
|February 02, 2018 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Private Party Clear Lake, Iowa|
|December 31, 2017–January 01, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||New Year's Eve Holiday Lake Brooklyn, Iowa|
|December 03, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Private Event|
|August 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|August 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Customer Appreciation Clear Lake Boats|
|August 11, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Stephen & Samuel with K & L Country Vinton Depot|
|August 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt Sunny Crest Nursing Home Dysart|
|July 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Franklin County Relay for Life|
|July 28, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Gladstone, Illinois Homecoming|
|July 26, 2017 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Festival|
|July 15, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Waverly, Iowa Heritage Days|
|July 10, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Gabriel Schmidt Acoustic Sunny Crest|
|July 08, 2017 • 6:20pm - 6:25pm||National Anthem at the Cedar Rapids Kernels!|
|July 06, 2017 • 8:15pm - 9:30pm||Surf Ballroom Clear Lake, Iowa|
|July 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Festival|
|June 22, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Party in the Park Courthouse Vinton, Iowa!|
|June 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Grundy Center Relay for Life|
|October 29, 2016–October 30, 2016 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Vinton Country Club Halloween Party|
|October 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Barron Chiropractic Open House|
|September 12, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:05pm||Kirkwood Community College Faculty Pig Out|
|August 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Washington Car Cruise Washington Iowa 5:30-8:30 p.m.|
|August 07, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party Sheffield, Iowa|
|July 29, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Gladstone Iowa Homecoming|
|July 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Urbandale, Iowa Lions Park 4:00p.m.|
|July 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Minburn, Iowa|
|June 25, 2016–June 26, 2016 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Borderfest Emmons MN|
|June 23, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Vinton Party in the Park Kid's Night|
|June 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Van Horne, Iowa Music Festival 5:00p.m.-6:30 p.m.|
|June 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Grundy Center, Iowa Relay for Life Event|
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party - Fairfax, Iowa|
|June 02, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Stephen Schmidt on Keyboard Vinton Farmer's Market|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Class of 1985 Reunion Vinton, Ia 7:00 -10:00 p.m.|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception Vinton, Iowa 9:30 p.m.|
|Victor Schmidt||Guitar - Vocals|
|Stephen Schmidt||Drums - Vocal|
|Samuel Schmidt||Guitar - Vocals|
|Gabriel Schmidt||Guitar - Vocals|
|Michelle Schmidt||Band Manager - Lead Groupie :0)|
We bring all of our own equipment.
"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