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Ashley for the Arts Music and Art Fest is no Longer the Midwest’s Best Kept Secret

The August 11, 12 and 13 Charity Event has Matured into a Bona Fide Hit among Festival Goers ARCADIA, Wis. – West Central Wisconsin is a hotbed for summer music festivals, which have become staple annual retreats for astute concert aficionados from Madison to Minneapolis, and Rochester, MN to Wausau, WI. One of these festivals [...]

X Ambassadors

 Saturday, August 13 Some of our most enduring rock and roll is built upon the following truth: Sometimes you have to replant yourself to find your roots. Nearly a decade ago, three of the four young members of Ithaca, New York, quartet X Ambassadors left home with great ambition, vowing not to look back. [...]

American Authors

Saturday, August 13 Four-piece alt-rock outfit and Brooklyn-based American Authors use their razor-sharp musicianship and natural mastery of songcraft as a jumping-off point for sonic exploration. On their debut album "Oh, What a Life," singer Zac Barnett, guitarist James Adam Shelley, bassist Dave Rublin, and drummer Matt Sanchez weave in everything from hip-hop grooves [...]

Craig Morgan

 Saturday, August 13 “I'm an American country boy who loves his country, his family and his God, and all of those things collectively dictate who I am,” says the man known as one of country's best singers and songwriters since "Almost Home" put him on the map in 2002. Craig Morgan's resume is one [...]

Hope Country

Friday, Aug 12 Amphitheater @ 9:45PM “I believe that with love and encouragement we can change the worst of atmospheres,” says Brent Johnson. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011. Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to [...]

The Last Revel

Friday, August 12th Pavilion @ 6:45 PM From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound [...]


Friday, August 12 Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And [...]

Kellie Pickler

Friday, August 12 There are many ways to describe Kellie Pickler, with spunky, beautiful, talented and charismatic just scratching the surface. But there is one word that ties them all together and brings them to life. Kellie Pickler is real. This magnetic authenticity has catapulted her to stardom as an American country music artist [...]


Friday, August 12 2016 is shaping up to be a breakout year for rising country duo LOCASH. Their hit single “I Love This Life” is at the top of the charts and the crowd pleasing duo continues to build its fan base with high energy live performances that few in the business can match. [...]

High Valley

Rising country duo High Valley are making what the music industry in Nashville has called “singular,” “seminal,” and “a perfect mix of radio, revision, and respect.” Brad and Curtis Rempel like to call it “popgrass.” Growing up on a 1,400-acre farm in the far-northern reaches of Alberta, with music, farming and family as the basis [...]

Them Coulee Boys

Saturday, August 13 1:30pm @ Pavilion Allegedly founded at a bible camp in 2012, Them Coulee Boys have come quite a long way since then. Crafting a brand of folk rock that incorporates elements of bluegrass, punk, and jam, Them Coulee Boys are “prolific, caring, and a fiercely good time onstage and off” (Volume One Magazine, Oct. [...]

The River Benders & Big River Radio Wave

Saturday, August 13 11:00am @ Pavilion The Riverbenders are made up of husband and wife Mike Congdon and Patty Carlson from over Black River way, show host and overly chatty Mac Cherry and the ever talented, semi dangerous Brian Schellinger aka B Squat Woody. Public radio’s Big River Radio Wave is an hour-long variety [...]

The Mondays

Saturday, August 13 3:30PM @ Pavilion The Mondays is Southern Arcadia’s premier cover band playing a variety of songs you love to hear. We read your playlists and we’ve picked all your favorite songs! Classic rock, oldies, country and songs currently on the charts. Our goal is to have fun and do everything we can [...]

The Memories

Friday, August 12 5:00pm @ Pavilion Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens first met each other on the bleachers of the Boyceville, Wisconsin High School Gym in 1961 while watching their older brothers play basketball.  They began performing music together during their grade school years playing trombone in Junior High Band and later as members [...]

Johnny Holm Band

Saturday, August 13 9:45pm @ Pavilion Leader and front man of the most widely known and traveled band in America, Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and [...]