Below are the confirmed events for the 2019 Festival. There will be more to come, so check back! Click on the + next to any event to learn more, click “expand all” to see all of expanded descriptions at once or click on “categories” to see only certain types of events, such as live music, or family-friendly activities.
Registration now open for our 5K Run/Walk and Diaper Dash. Full details here.
The Evan Riley Band is a two time award winning folk-rock band from Southern Wisconsin. This five person combo plays a blend of original music and cover tunes that highlight their unique instrumentation and sound. The group often draws comparisons to artists such as Martin Sexton, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, and the Decemberists.
Have a great time playing team trivia, hosted by America’s Pub Quiz! Our first session is for all Marvel fans – with a Marvel Universe theme. A fun atmosphere, with music and an energetic host. Entry fee of $60 includes a team of up to 6 players – click “tickets” above to register. Children welcome with adults, beer is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation.
Have a great time playing team trivia, hosted by America’s Pub Quiz! Our second session is General Knowledge – something for everyone! A fun atmosphere, with music and an energetic host. Entry fee of $60 includes a team of up to 6 players – click “tickets” above to register. Children welcome with adults, beer is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation.
A high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells.
Beth Kille is a 22-time Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) award winning artist from Madison, WI who has been cranking out Americana Rock tunes since 2000. From the intimacy of house concerts and coffee houses, to rockin’ out with her band at summer festivals, her love for the stage and genuine passion for performance shine through in all settings.
Experience the Wisconsin Remembers Memorial Exhibit, appearing for the first time on the Festival Grounds. This moving exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 Wisconsin men and women whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville. The exhibit is courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, with support of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. Display of the exhibit is made possible by Madison Power Equipment.
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is a band of five seasoned musicians that invite the audience on a road trip back to when music was free and easy. Influenced by the music of the early ‘70s that wafted out of Laurel Canyon in the hills of Los Angeles, PCH plays the hit songs that bring to life that “wind in your hair” spirit embodied by the legendary Pacific Coast Highway that runs along the California shoreline.