Band Line-Up

FREE Music All Day from
10:30am-10pm 

  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Cowboy Union Jam Band
    10:30AM
    Back by popular demand, Cowboy Union Jam Band has a standing gig every Wednesday at the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids and they have a long standing following there as well. Made up of veteran guitar, banjo, dobra players and singers from the Wisconsin Rapids area, these guys will satisfy your country fix right away as our lead off band at 10:30am.
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    Brian Erickson Polka Concertina
    11:30AM
    Although Brian Erickson is known worldwide as “Mr. Jazz Concertina,” he did (as has been the case with many squeezebox players) start out playing mainly polkas and has been playing polka gigs for over 30 years. Brian and that magic concertina will bring polka to our fest and will get you dancing to that Beer Barrel sound before you know it! Come early to snag your place on the dance floor!
  3. Morbi nunc odi
    American Suzuki Violin Group
    12:30PM-1PM
    The classical genre will be well represented at our festival by the Wisconsin Rapids chapter of the American Suzuki Violin Performing Group. Approximately 20 violinists from the age of 4 to 24 (or so) will perform together several classical numbers by your favorite composers. Their professionalism, style, stage presence and sound will amaze you!
  4. Morbi nunc odi
    Diesel Jesus and Brethren
    1PM
    Diesel Jesus is music to urge & encourage personal spiritual evolution & the conscious revolution. The music jumps genres from singer/songwriter and folk to rock & roll and reggae. Truth, love fervent action, accountability & conscious intentions are common threads and helps tune our energy centers known in the east as "chakras". Musically it would be placed somewhere between Lennon / Petty and Nowell / Marley. Don't miss it!
  5. Morbi nunc odi
    Central Wisconsin Jazz All-Stars featuring Claire Morkin
    2PM
    This jazz group so amazed our festival attendees last year that it was a given they'd be back. The soulful, joyful and pure vocals by Morkin give both the old jazz torch songs and the new improvisations a wonderful flair. Morkin is joined by Todd Wenzel on saxophone, Jim Jinkerson on piano, Jennilee Klish on stand up bass, and Eric Hendrickson on drums.
  6. Morbi nunc odi
    The Lizardz
    3PM
    Central Wisconsin's Hardest Working Band - active since 1987 - this band plays British, Classic, and Original Rock. They recently released their album, "Eyeblinder" which has gone on to international notoriety. They have been known to cover the album cuts, B-sides, and will occasionally even cover their own songs. If you haven't seen The Lizardz yet, it's about time you do!
  7. Morbi nunc odi
    The Kommissioners
    4PM
    Each member of The Kommissioners brings their own style and influence to this group which so far has produced great music on stage and also in the studio. In 2016 they released one of the best original albums to ever come out of Wisconsin Rapids-"Whistler's Brother" and this year will follow with "The Loneliest Monk." Both albums will be for sale at the fest. DO NOT MISS THIS BAND!
  8. Morbi nunc odi
    Hue
    6PM
    A 5 pc band born in Wisconsin Rapids and currently based in Madison, Hue blends many styles/influences into a high energy synthesis of original songs and covers from the Rolling Stones to Al Green and all points between. Originals careen between rock, funk, soul, punk and indie. Their high level, super engaged sound is why Hue was our choice to open for our headliner in 2017.
Our Headliner: The Jimmys at 8pm

From Madison, Wisconsin, The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years.

Artist of The Year: 2013, 2014 and 
Blues Band Of The Year: 2012-2014 the award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter brings an authentic blues sound; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites, drives the band with some mighty drumming; John Wartenweiler ties it up with powerful bass lines and a deep groove. The Amateur Horn Stars - Pete Ross, Saxophone; Darren Sterud, trombone; and Mike Boman, trumpet - combine 50+ years' experience touring the world, playing with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.  

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