2019 Festival Schedule

Thursday, July 25th

Opening Night Performances inside Cozy Cove
6pm: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

7pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

8pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

9pm: Down From The Hills

A welcomed return for a  band known for their Rompin' Stompin' Bluegrass & Cajun Music from Madison, Wisconsin.  Wear your dancing shoes as this band will turn on the dance floor magnets!

9:15pm: Outside Tent Jam w/HurleyWoodz

Outside Tent Jam, all encouraged to participate.

10pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

11pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

12am: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

1am: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

Friday, July 26th

Main Stage performances from 10am until 9pm
10am: Hand Picked

Down-Home Tomahawk Wisconsin Bluegrass: Precise Picking & Harmonious Vocals
Bluegrass to Swing...and Everything In Between

11am: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

12pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

1pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

1:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

2pm: Hand Picked

Down-Home Tomahawk Wisconsin Bluegrass: Precise Picking & Harmonious Vocals
Bluegrass to Swing...and Everything In Between

2:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

3pm: Down From The Hills

A welcomed return for a  band known for their Rompin' Stompin' Bluegrass & Cajun Music from Madison, Wisconsin.  Wear your dancing shoes as this band will turn on the dance floor magnets!

4pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

5pm: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

6pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

7pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

8pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

Cozy Cove performances from 9pm until 2am
9pm: Down From The Hills

A welcomed return for a  band known for their Rompin' Stompin' Bluegrass & Cajun Music from Madison, Wisconsin.  Wear your dancing shoes as this band will turn on the dance floor magnets!

9:15pm: Outside Tent Jam w/HurleyWoodz

Outside Tent Jam, all encouraged to participate.

10pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

11pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

12am: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

1am: Down From The Hills

A welcomed return for a  band known for their Rompin' Stompin' Bluegrass & Cajun Music from Madison, Wisconsin.  Wear your dancing shoes as this band will turn on the dance floor magnets!

2am: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

Saturday, July 27th

Main Stage performances from 10am until 9pm
10am: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

11am: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

12pm: Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!

1pm: Wheelhouse

WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. WheelHouse also owns their own brand of whiskey appropriately named WheelHouse Whiskey, which can be found throughout southwestern Wisconsin.

2pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

3pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

3:30pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

4pm: Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!

5pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

5:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!

6pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

7pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

8pm: Wheelhouse

WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. WheelHouse also owns their own brand of whiskey appropriately named WheelHouse Whiskey, which can be found throughout southwestern Wisconsin.

Cozy Cove performances from 9pm until 2am
9pm: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

9:15pm: Outside Tent Jam w/HurleyWoodz

Outside Tent Jam, all encouraged to participate.

10pm: Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

11pm: Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

12am: Wheelhouse

WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. WheelHouse also owns their own brand of whiskey appropriately named WheelHouse Whiskey, which can be found throughout southwestern Wisconsin.

1am: Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!

2am: HurleyWoodz

Hurley Wisconsin's blues, bluegrass, folk-rock pirates. Gypsy influenced with Latin highlighting.

Sunday, July 28th - Gospel Hours

10am: HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

11am: Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!