It's only mid-October and the Moondance Jam 23 camp is pretty excited. A release from organizers has put the stamp of approval on 4 bands who are no stranger to Minnesota and with snow in the forecast for this weekend, reminding us about summer's biggest music festival couldn't come at a better time.

Styx and REO Speedwagon were just through the Twin Cities last year with Ted Nugent in tow. We assume Ted can't make it cuz he might be doing other things... like getting his haircut or something.

Foreigner put Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee on their short list tour about a month ago and Don Felder is a perennial favorite at the Walker, MN based festival.

Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder are tentatively scheduled for Friday, with REO closing the fest.

Moondance Jam 23 opens Thursday July 17th and finishes off July 19, 2014.