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Main Stage

National Bluegrass Entertainers!

Natural Outdoor Music Amphitheater in the Valley

Bring your lawn chairs and comfortable clothes if you like to dance

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SAT., AUG 17 - 9:00PM - ??

After ten years, five albums, innumerable sold out shows, and countless libations, Americana mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades appropriately consider themselves a “family” on a wild, wonderful, and often whacky roller coaster.
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SAT., AUG 17 - 7:15PM - 8:45PM

Becky Buller is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter from St. James, MN, who has traversed the globe performing bluegrass music to underwrite her insatiable songwriting habit.  


Becky has written songs for three Grammy award-winning albums.  Her compositions can also be heard on records by Ricky SkaggsRhonda Vincent  and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and many others.


Becky is the recipient of 10 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards.  She is the first woman in the history of the awards to receive the Fiddler nod; she is also the first person ever to win in both vocal and instrumental categories.

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SAT, AUG 17 - 3:45PM - 5:15PM

Bluegrass veteran Don Rigsby’s reputation speaks for itself. The award-winning musician has been a member of top bluegrass music groups including The Bluegrass Cardinals, JD Crowe and The New South, and the Lonesome River Band. A two time Grammy nominee, Rigsby has won two SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year awards, multiple IBMA trophies, and contributed vocals to a Grammy-winning album by rocker John Fogerty.

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FRI., AUG 16 - 7:15PM - 8:45PM

“Playing music is the easy part,” says Russell Moore with an ever-so-slightly rueful laugh as he looks back on more than thirty years of doing what he grew up wanting to do. “By the time we put this band together”—he’s talking about IIIrd Tyme Out, his musical vehicle for over twenty-five years now—“I was realistic enough to know that bands come and go. Being able to stay together is the hurdle that everyone faces. So I didn’t have a preconceived notion that someday I’d be celebrating twenty-five years with IIIrd Tyme Out—but I did feel like I would be playing music for the rest of my life.”
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FRI., AUG 16 - 9:00PM - ??

IN NEARLY 20 YEARS SINCE THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS' INCEPTION, THE BAND HAS FORGED ITS OWN PATH THROUGH MUSIC AND ACROSS THE GLOBE.

On stage, the group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do; while on record, the band manages to explore their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own.

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SAT., AUG 17 - 5:50PM - 7:00PM

The Baker Family is a high energy bluegrass band located in south central Missouri. We perform at bluegrass events throughout the United States from Maine to California. We would love to come be apart of your next festival!!

As seen on:

Season 12 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT

RFD-TV's The Bluegrass Trail 

PBS Great American Bluegrass

 

2016 International Country Gospel Music Association  Bluegrass band of the year

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THURS., AUG 15 - 9:30PM - 11:00PM

Heartsfield has toured the United States in each decade since the 1970s, having performed before over 10,000,000 fans at 5,000 shows at colleges and universities, fairs and festivals, clubs and bars, private parties, stadiums, and in the streets. Having released their 12th album, they have sold millions of records and continue to please audiences with their brand of vocal rock music that has its foundations in southern and country rock.
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FRI., AUG 16 - 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Copper Box is a quartet based in Oshkosh, WI and was started in 2002 with co-founders, Danny Jerabek & Michelle LL (Jerabek).  Danny grew up performing in his dad's band at the early age of 9 and was self-taught on button accordion (currently endorsed by Hohner Accordions), drums, trumpet, sax, etc.  He married Michelle L Thull, who also performed in her dad's family band and they started Copper Box so they could be together on stage.  With the help of some incredible talented musicians, Copper Box continues to deliver a punch in entertainment and musicality, playing familiar songs with a twist in a multi-genre accord (polka-rock-blues), as well as their own originals for concerts and events.  

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THURS., AUG 15 - 7:45PM - 9:15PM

WAMI nominated New Artist of the Year (2020), IBMA Showcase Artist (2021), and John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest Winners (2022), The MilBillies are a 5-piece string band slinging high-energy bluegrass.

FRI, AUG 16 - 3:45PM - 5:15PM

DAN SEBRANEK ~~ MARY CORTESI
WAYNE BEEZLEY ~~ LARRY DALTON


Dan Sebranek is a renowned singer, songwriter, and musician with musical roots in bluegrass and rock and roll. 
Enjoy the tight vocal harmonies and powerful instrumentals forged by Wayne Beezley (mandolin), Dan Sebranek (guitar), Mary Cortesi (guitar) and Larry Dalton (stand-up bass).
 

sat., AUG 17 - 1:00PM - 1:45PM

When you think of summer music in the great outdoors, you can count on The Jupes to make your day with songs you can sing along with or get out and dance to.

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sat., AUG 17 - 2:00PM - 3:30PM

For the past forty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released nine solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, leads Idaho rafting trips, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville.

With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land.

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Thurs., AUG 15 - 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Barry and Finnian first met on St. Patrick’s Day in 2004 at the Irish music session hosted weekly at Houghton’s. The usual crowd had gathered and beers and whiskey were flowing. During a break in tunes, the two lads broke out in song, complete with harmonies, as if it had been rehearsed. Before the night was through, they had booked their first gig! 
For the next 20 years, Amadans continued to grow and morph into one of the La Crosse area’s most recognizable Irish musical acts. 
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Fri., AUG 16 - 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Mark Hembree started his music career in Wisconsin in the 1970s, and before long he was hosting a live radio show from the Glenmore Opera House near Green Bay. After a couple of years in Denver with the Monroe Doctrine, he returned to Wisconsin briefly before an audition at a local festival netted a job with Country Music Hall of Fame legend Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. He became a Blue Grass Boy in 1979 and worked with Monroe for five years, then was one of the founding members of the Nashville Bluegrass Band. While in Nashville he recorded with several well-known artists, including the all-star band Dreadful Snakes (with Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Roland White, Blaine Sprouse, and Pat Enright) and Peter Rowan (on the Grammy-nominated album “New Moon Rising”). 

Mark Hembree Band combines powerful vocals and hot picking to bring a new sound to the bluegrass stage.

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Fri., AUG 16 - 1:00PM - 1:45PM

Squirrel Gravy is a five piece high energy bluegrass band from Madison, Wisconsin, playing traditional and progressive bluegrass.  

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Thurs., AUG 16 - 4:45PM - 5:45PM

Pat Wiley is a seasoned songwriter and performer with a “rural, down home” flavor. He flows from guitar to fiddle to clawhammer banjo as he sings his songs and tells his stories, playfully inviting his audience to pull up a chair and give a listen.
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Fri., AUG 16 - 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Annie & the Oakies are the peerless wing-shots of the Madison, WI, Americana/bluegrass scene.

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Thurs., AUG 15 - 4:00PM - 4:30PM

More than just a singer songwriter, Don is a dynamic entertainer with a honey drenched vocal, a lively harmonica, and a clean acoustic guitar sound. Don plays a wide range of popular cover tunes always with his own unique sense of style. 

 

As an award winning songwriter, he is known for his insightful lyrics and spirited acoustic melodies. He has produced 5 CD’s of original music and won the Larryfest (KVAMA) Songwriting Contest in 2008. The new CD called "More Than I Deserve" has been released in May of 2022.

Sat., AUG 17 - 12:00PM - 12:45PM

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