We will have some seating available outside but we strongly suggest you bring a lawn chair if you want to be sure of a seat. Think of this as a park festival.
Open To The Public Noon
The Ryan McGrath Band 1:00pm
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones 2:00pm
Altered Five 4:00pm
The Jimmys v. The Cash Box Kings 6:00PM
The Ryan McGrath Band - An accomplished Blues and Rock group, seasoned with Country. They have been sought after to open for such stars as Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins and Jennifer Hudson. Their music would provide a perfect soundtrack for a cross-country road trip, sighting influences from blues legends and country greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Robert Cray, B. B. King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alan Jackson, and Garth Brooks.
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones - Doug Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist/vocalist, born and raised in the Detroit area, currently residing on the Gulf coast of Florida. Doug is the 2013 recipient of the Blues Blast Music Awards' Sean Costello Rising Star Award. Drawing influence from greats like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug's traditional taste and style are evident in his original music, with three recordings of primarily original tunes to his credit. Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50's roots rock. This is real deal rocking' rhythm & blues!
Altered Five - For 17 years, Altered Five Blues Band has been winning audiences with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrelhouse grit. According to Downbeat magazine, frontman Jeff Taylor “sings powerfully” and “Jeff Schroedl’s live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity.” Blues Bytes magazine declares the group features “the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis.”
- 2018 Blues Music Award Nominee (BMA)
- International Blues Challenge Award Winner
"Jeff Taylor sings powerfully... Jeff Schroedl's live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity"
The Cash Box Kings - They are on a meteoric rise in the worldwide Blues scene. Recently signed to the quintessential Blues label, Alligator Records they are currently in demand across the globe. Lead by the high energy harp aficionado Joe Nosek, and the silky smooth vocals of Oscar Wilson, one can easily see why many are calling them 'the next big thing' in the Blues.
"The Cash Box Kings rule the roost"
- Dan Aykroyd (Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers)
The Jimmys - An 8 piece Powerhouse New Orleans Funk Band, The Jimmys have captured almost every Music Award Wisconsin has to offer for years and years and years...here's the short list.
2015-2018 Keyboardist of the Year, WAMI (2015) & MAMA Awards
2014-2018 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Awards
2018 Brass - Trumpet of the Year, MAMA Award
2016, 2017 Blues Album of the Year, MAMA Awards
2014, 2016, 2017 Blues Song of the Year, MAMA Awards
2014, 2015, 2017 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards
2016 Best Albums of 2016, Downbeat Magazine
2016 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2016 Best Swing Band of the Year, WAMI Award
2015, 2016 Woodwind Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards
2015 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2014 Artist of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Bassist of the Year, MAMA Award