Band Line-Up

FREE Music All Day from
10:30am-10pm 

  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Wisconsin Rapids Suzuki Violin Group
    10:30AM
    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. This group was a HUGE hit last year! Their professionalism, style, stage presence and sound will amaze you!
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    aPOLKAlypse
    11:30AM
    aPOLKAlypse brings the tradition of 'Spirited Old-Time Music' to front and center stage. The band is a re-union of central Wisconsin's Polka Plus Band and friends, featuring artists Pat Zdun, Joe Chojnacki, Kenny Cekosh, Wayne Jaworski and Steve Zdun. Have an icy cold one with us and let's have some fun!
  3. Morbi nunc odi
    Dekorra
    12:30PM
    Named after a small lumber town in Wisconsin, Dekorra plays semi-acoustic songs that reverberate sounds of country, bluegrass, swing, and light-rock genres. A 5 piece group devoted to a lighter mix of classic and modern tunes, Dekorra entertains a wider audience that enjoys listening to live music in a relaxed setting. All members have years of musical experience and are professionals by day.
  4. Morbi nunc odi
    Galynne and Markondrums
    1:30PM
    Soulful, conscious, acoustic groove... "Inherent positivity paired with beautiful melodies, insightful songwriting & playful lyrics turn every Galynne and Markondrums gig into a feel-good-fest. Galynne's vocal skills & sultry stage presence make for a night of musical marvel in its purest form.” ~ Historic Trempealeau Hotel
  5. Morbi nunc odi
    Sara Rifleman Jazz Trio
    2:30PM
    The Sara Rifleman Jazz Trio features a combination of fresh, original jazz compositions steeped in the traditions of the genre as well as inventive and exciting arrangements of those good old jazz standards. Influences include The Beatles, David Bowie, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Brad Mehldau, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Marc Giuliana, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and more.
  6. Morbi nunc odi
    Winner of the FRM Battle of the Bands-"Boi Band"
    3:30PM
    On May 5th, FRM hosted a Battle of the Bands at McMillan Library in Wisconsin Rapids, Any band with 3 or members, all 21 years or younger, were asked to compete. Boi Band, a heavy metal band, won and will be showing off their talents at 3;30pm. You DON'T want to miss these young and very talented players!
  7. Morbi nunc odi
    Aaron Lee Kaplan
    4:30PM
    Aaron Lee Kaplan is a blues and folk fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter from Marshfield, WI. His music has been described as Twisted Blues and once you hear his sound, you’ll know why and you'll love it! Kaplan started writing songs and playing guitar at 12. He's performed in many coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores and in September 2017, he released his EP Some Sunny Day. Buy it!
  8. Morbi nunc odi
    Hue
    5:30PM
    Hue is a 5 piece band born in Wis Rapids and currently based in Madison. Comprised of drummer Eric Larson, guitarist Ben Kauth, bassist Jed Heckman, keyboard player Dylan Heckman, and vocalist Damien Gass, Hue's high energy synthesis of American rock music and originals of funk, soul, punk, and indie will make you move! Covers are anywhere from The Rolling Stones to Al Green. We LOVE Hue!
  9. Morbi nunc odi
    The Almost Famous Band
    6:30PM
    Considered one of the best cover bands around, you've probably seen The Almost Famous Band at area casinos, clubs and corporate parties because they put on a great show! All from Central WI, members are Kathy Mancl Ruenger (lead vocals), Jay Nordstrum (drums), Jeff Eisberner (keyboards), Dave Zuege (lead guitar), and Michael Kinney (bass).
Our Headliner: Hip Pocket at 8pm

Featuring Joe Fittante, vocals, and keyboard. An Antigo native, Joe is passionate about music and muskies! He is renowned in the fishing industry as pioneering musky replicas in Wisconsin. Musically, Joe started off in high school rock bands, but took a 26-year hiatus from music. He came back strong, singing and playing keys with bands such as Otis & the Alligators and Joe Bucher & the Top Raiders, drawing upon his musical influences of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Santana and Sting with skill and finesse.
For complete bios of all the members of Hip Pocket click on this pic:

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