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June 24, 2021 – June 26, 2021

Country Fest, Cadott

Country Fest, Cadott, WisconsinFounded in Cadott on 1987, Country Fest is the largest 3-Day Country Music & Camping Event in the US.

Legendary names in Country Music that have graced the Main Stage include George Strait, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Highwaymen including – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Waylon Jennings – George Jones, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean (back this year), Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and many more.

Celebrating the best of all things Country, Country Fest’ers enjoy three days of music and entertainment, RFID wristbands, cashless transactions in the concert grounds, delicious food, interactive exhibits, exciting activities and the largest campground in Wisconsin with more than 7,000 campsites, all within easy walking distance of the Concert Grounds. For non-campers, nearby hotels also offer the option of convenient daily shuttle service.

The natural Amphitheater Concert Grounds feature: 30+ Bands, one Massive Permanent Main Stage, and four Permanent Side Stages and more than 23 miles of permanent roads. VIP, Reserved or General Admission ticket packages are available along with Camping & Morrie’s Fan Pit Passes for all four days, or for each show at a reasonable cost to get you close to your favorite Artists. Plus a Photo Line for General Admission fans. See why this experience is unlike any other!

Tickets and complete information are available at www.countryfest.com. It runs June 24-26, 2021 as they celebrate their 35th anniversary!

Country Fest Lineup

The lineup for Country Fest 2021:

Thursday, June 24th:
Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, The Oak Ridge Boys, Runaway June, Matt Stell, High Valley, Larry Fleet, Restless Road, Clayton Mann, Joe Stamm Band, October Rose, Bumblefist, Raquel & the Wildflowers, Lassos & Lace

Friday, June 25th
Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina, Tenille Townes, Adam Doleac, Noah Guthrie, The Tennessee Werewolves, Eric Chesser, Katie Rothbauer, Patrick Murphy, Branded, Devon Worley Band, Kaiged Acoustic, Lassos & Lace

Saturday, June 26th
Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Cam, Rhett Atkins, Confederate Railroad, Dan Smalley, King Calaway, Brandon Ratcliff, Jesslee, Jesse Allen, Shane Martin, Post Road, Up South, Lassos & Lace

Features include:

  • World-class entertainment
  • Opportunity to win prizes and meet n’ greets in the concert grounds
  • Interactive Games
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Huge variety of pizza, food, beverages and merchandise
  • Bud Light, Budweiser, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan & Coca-Cola brands
  • Fest buffet breakfast
  • RFID Exciting Activations
  • RFID Cashless
  • 5 stages of all-day entertainment
  • Picture taking line access to front of Main Stage
  • Free Hot Showers
  • 2 Convenience Stores open 24 hours
  • ATM in concert grounds
  • Ticket booths accept cash or credit cards
  • Ice available for sale on site
  • Fresh water stations (limited hours)
  • Free RV dump station
  • Porta Potties located throughout grounds
  • 24 hour Security
  • Night lighting
  • Easy accessible garbage dumpsters for garbage and recyclables
  • Festival Souvenir Store
  • Photo Booths
  • Misting Stations
  • Free Mobile Phone App
  • Wireless Internet in Concert Grounds
  • Phone Charging Stations in Concert Grounds

Country Fest takes place June 24-26, 2021 near the junction of Highways 27 and 29, north of Cadott proper and not too far east of Chippewa Falls.

Country Fest Address:

24447 County Highway S
Cadott, WI 54727
(800) 326-3378
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Start: June 24, 2021
End: June 26, 2021
Venue: Country Fest
Phone: 800-326-3378
Address:
24447 County S, Cadott, WI, 54727, United States

July 10, 2021 – September 6, 2021

Bristol Renaissance Faire

bristolrenfaire_logo01Along the Wisconsin-Illinois border you can go back to the 16th century at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. A plethora of entertainment, great food, performances, and a marketplace filled with crafts, art, musical instruments, clothes, jewelry, and more await. You’ll find plenty of colorful characters in period costumery, performers twirling fire, people mashing their mouths into giant turkey legs, wandering minstrels, swordfights, jousting… the list goes on and on. It’s a great summer weekend activity just west of Kenosha on the Illinois border!

Bristol Renaissance Faire runs Saturdays and Sundays from July 10th though Labor Day (yes, it runs that Monday and that’s the only Monday.) 2021 marks the Faire’s 32nd season after being off for 2020.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

The Kid’s Kingdom is a newer addition, including the Castle Stage where children can get knighted, a face-painting area (don’t worry, it washes off eventually), hobbit houses, an entrance area with five huge thrones that provide great photo opportunities, and an air-conditioned rest area.

A giant turkey leg slathered in barbecue sauce is an essential part of the Bristol Renaissance Faire experience, but they also offer everything from Cornish pasties and bakery goods to vegan items and gelato. The number of entertainment stages now totals sixteen. Comedic sword-fighting, ropewalking, juggling, fire-whipping, acrobatics, chalk art, a variety of musicians, and more. The Marketplace offers the work of nearly 175 artisans and crafters; you can find Scottish kilts, leather masks, bamboo flutes, jester socks, stage-combat-approved swords, steampunkery, and much more. Glass blowing and blacksmithing activities frequently happen in the Marketplace as well as a variety of other crafting.

Tickets range from $25.95 for adults and $11.50 for children ages 5-12. Seniors (62+) are $24.95 and kids 4 and under are free; advance purchase prices online are a buck or two less. Season passes can be purchased for $160 and you can get discount coupons here. U.S. 41, I-41/94, Highway 165, and the state line border the “Fairegrounds,” with U.S. 45 and Highway 50 also getting you close!

Bristol Renaissance Faire Location:

12550 120th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(877) 435-9849
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Start: July 10, 2021
End: September 6, 2021
Venue: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Phone: 877-435-9849
Address:
12550 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142, United States
Cost: 25.95

July 15, 2021 – July 17, 2021

Rock Fest, Cadott

Cadott hosts some major music festivals, including Rock Fest – the Largest Rock & Camping Festival in the US!

Rock Fest is THE top venue for people of all ages to come together for one common purpose: to congregate with other rock fans from across the world, in a place where rock music still matters. Featuring the very best of active and classic rock and legendary names in Rock Music, entertainment and experience are first priority. Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Kiss, Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Korn & many, many more rock legends have graced this permanent Main Stage spanning a quarter century.

This year’s acts include:
Thursday, July 15th
Rob Zombie + Staind, Theory of a Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From the Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, Contingency, and Ignescent.

Friday, July 16th
Limp Bizkit + Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City of the Weak, Throw the Fight, SIIN, Hammer Down Hard, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, Caster Volor

Saturday, July 17th
Korn + Danzig, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro the Hero, Rachel Lorin, Stormbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown




Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, July 15-17, 2021

Rock Fest is set on 320 acres of picturesque land in Cornell near the junction of Highway 27 and 29. There are nearly 7,000 campsites within easy walking distance; hotels are available (especially in nearby Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls), plus daily shuttle service. Yes, this is kind of a big deal.

Festival Grounds Features

  • World-class entertainment ~ 50 + Bands
  • Opportunity to win prizes and meet n’ greets in the concert grounds
  • Interactive Games
  • RFID Exciting Activations
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Huge variety of pizza, food, beverages and merchandise
  • Bud Light, Budweiser, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan & Coca-Cola brands
  • Fest breakfast buffet is served in the “Load & Local” stage daily from 9am to Noon.
  • 5 stages of all-day entertainment
  • Picture taking line access to front of Main Stage
  • Free Hot Showers
  • 2 Convenience Stores open 24 hours
  • ATM’s in concert grounds and convenience stores.
  • RFID Cashless
  • Ticket booths accept cash or credit cards
  • Ice available for sale on site
  • Fresh water stations (limited hours)
  • Free RV dump station
  • Porta Potties located throughout grounds
  • 24 hour Security
  • Night lighting
  • Easy accessible dumpsters for garbage and recyclables
  • Festival Souvenir Store
  • Photo Booths
  • Misting Stations
  • Free Mobile Phone App
  • Wireless Internet in Concert Grounds
  • Phone Charging Stations in Concert Grounds

Get all the details, lineup, ticket options, and more at the Rock Fest website!

Rock Fest Address:

24447 County Highway S
Cadott, WI 54727
(800) 326-3378
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Start: July 15, 2021
End: July 17, 2021
Venue: Rock Fest
Phone: 800-326-3378
Address:
24447 County S, Cadott, WI, 54727, United States

July 15, 2021 – July 17, 2021

Country Jam USA

Country Jam USA brings top country talent from across the nation to Eau Claire, July 15-17, 2021! Country Jam offers ample space for the stages, vendors, food trucks and more. The nearby Whispering Pine grounds offers easy camping with 11 different areas for all kinds of campers. Campers also get exclusive live music on Wednesday night!

The Subway Party Pit is already sold out for the 2021 shows, but VIP tickets are still available. VIP tickets include assigned seating within the first 26 rows, complimentary beer, soda, and cocktails until 9:30pm daily, food court-style dining all day and evening, and “cruise ship style” dinner buffets every evening. There is also complimentary VIP parking and a private, exclusive tented area.

Country Jam USA Lineup

Thursday, July 15th 1PM-Midnight

Chris Kroeze | 2:00 PM
Phil Vassar | 3:30 PM
Craig Morgan | 5:15 PM
HARDY | 7:15 PM
Morgan Wallen | 9:30 PM

Friday, July 16th 1PM-Midnight

Dawn Marie | 2:00 PM
John Michael Montgomery | 3:30 PM
Rodney Atkins | 5:15 PM
Chris Janson | 7:15 PM
Chris Young | 9:30 PM

Saturday, July 17th 1PM-Midnight

Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon | 1:45 PM
BlackHawk | 3:30 PM
Tracy Lawrence | 5:15 PM
Cody Johnson | 7:15 PM
Jon Pardi | 9:30 PM

Tickets range from one-day general admission ($109) to the 3-day Superfan admission ($299, or $675 for VIP) with plenty of options in the middle.

Major roads bring you very close to the Country Jam grounds, including I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 53, and Highways 37, 85, and 93. It’s a great part of a long road trip to the Eau Claire area!

Country Jam USA Address:

3443 Crescent Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 839-7500
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Start: July 15, 2021 8:00 am
End: July 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Venue: Country Jam USA
Phone: 715-839-7500
Address:
3443 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, 54703, United States

August 12, 2021 – August 14, 2021

Ashley for the Arts


Ashley For The Arts celebrates music, art, and supporting nearby communities with a spectacular three-day event August 12-14. 2021. It takes place in Arcadia – home to Ashley Furniture – in the city’s 54-acre Memorial Park, which known for its Soldier’s Walk, one of the premier war memorials in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.

Ashley for the Arts - artsArcadia is right along the Chippewa River nestled in the gorgeous hills of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, where Highways 93 and 95 meet. The drive alone is worth it! Ashley for the Arts itself is a non-profit event, stacked with a star-studded lineup of musical entertainment as well as numerous family-friendly activities and some new additions to the venue. It’s one of Wisconsin’s largest charity events, growing from 300 attendees in 2009 to more than 50,000, with of course the exception of 2020, when the event had to skip a year.

With four stages this year, you won’t miss a beat! The Main Stage will host headline entertainment, the Amphitheater will portray participating school performances as well as entertaining circus acts, the Pavilion stage hosts early to mid-day side-stage performances and the Soldier’s Walk stage will create a unique ambiance for local bands to perform outdoors the second half of the day.

Ashley for the Arts’ headline lineup will include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Switchfoot, Clare Dunn, Sawyer Brown, Rival Sons, and Gone West.

Ashley for the Arts crowd

The three-day festival will also feature upbeat musical performances; in addition, 11 area schools will participate in the event’s activities and demonstrate the region’s student talent through performances on Friday and Saturday.

You can also enjoy a variety of off-stage entertainment including a living statue, balloon sculptors, Root Berry juggling and sword swallowing, a mariachi band, silly stilt walkers, an interactive drum circle, Magician Professor Pinkerton, and many more entertaining audiences throughout the grounds.

The park features nearly 100 art and craft vendors, a new interactive art space, a classic car show, two air parks including bouncy houses and obstacle courses, even a kid’s fitness course. Ashley for the Arts also hosts the Pursuit of a Cure 5K run/walk on Thursday and a spectacular firework display on Saturday.

From mini donuts to barbeque to gyros and frybread, an expanded selection of food trucks will decorate Memorial Park Drive along with Arcadia’s staple charcoal chicken, grilled to perfection in North America’s largest indoor chicken pit. A newly added beer garden, next to the main stage, will offer specialty beer and wine options for the adult audience. Event parking is free along with free bus shuttles to and from the grounds; including the county campground (Pietrek Park) just five miles north of Arcadia. Highways 93 and 95 bring you to town!

Ashley For the Arts Address:

Memorial Park
551 Memorial Park Drive
Arcadia, WI 54612
(608) 863-6700
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Start: August 12, 2021
End: August 14, 2021
Venue: Memorial Park
Phone: 608-863-6700
Address:
551 Memorial Park Drive, Arcadia, WI, 54612, United States
Cost: 10

September 2, 2021 – September 18, 2021

Summerfest

Summerfest logoWe’re looking ahead to Summerfest 2021! It’s the “World’s Largest Music Festival” on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Typically consisting of 11 days of concerts and fun across a 12-day span, you and nearly 900,000 of your closest friends can enjoy over 1,000 performances from nearly 800 acts on the 75-acre Maier Festival Park grounds.

In 2021, Summerfest implements a new type of schedule: shows and events across three summer weekends, all Thursday – Saturday with a “Wednesday Weekend Kickoff Concert” at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater the evening prior each week. The dates will be in September this year to maximize the possibility of the COVID vaccine making it safer for a bigger gathering. The dates are September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021.

Summerfest 2018 Uline Stage and downtown

summerfest2015_169wSummerfest dates back to 1968 and has since become the backdrop for the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites to create unforgettable live music experiences in a world-class festival setting. Running along Milwaukee’s lakefront nestled within downtown, Discovery World, I-794, and Lake Michigan, Summerfest offers not only music but over 45 food and beverage vendors, four marketplaces offering crafts and wares from all over the world, interactive exhibits, and just cool general fun.

 

Announced Summerfest headliners:

American Family Insurance Amphitheater (all shows 7:30 unless otherwise specified):
Wednesday, September 1st Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, 5:30pm
Thursday, September 2nd: Luke Bryan with opening guest Dylan Scott
Friday, September 3rd: Chance the Rapper with guests 24KGOLDN, Teezo Touchdown, and DJ Oreo
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Wednesday, September 8th (Wednesday Weekend Kickoff Concert): Jonas Brothers with guests Kelsea Ballerini and Spencer Sutherland, 7:00pm
Thursday, September 9th: Chris Stapleton with Sheryl Crow
Friday, September 10th: Zac Brown Band with guest Gabby Barrett
Saturday, September 11th: Dave Chapelle
Wednesday, September 15th (Wednesday Weekend Kickoff Concert): Dave Matthews Band
Thursday, September 16th: Megan Thee Stallion with guest Polo G
Friday, September 17th: Miley Cyrus with guest The Kid Laroi
Saturday, September 18th: Guns ‘N Roses with guest Mammorth WVH featuring Wolfgang Van Halen

Note: These additional performers have been announced, but the stage locations have not. We will rearrange this list when locations become available!

Thursday, September 2nd
Big Wild
T-Pain
REO Speedwagon
Cold War Kids
Jai Wolf DJ set
Missio
Blackberry Smoke
Queensryche
Kennyhoopla
Phantoms DJ set

Friday, September 3rd
DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal)
Chris Janson
Phil Vassar
Indigo Girls
Night Ranger
Better Than Ezra
Reyna Roberts
Victoria Canal

Saturday, September 4th
Rise Against
OAR
Blanco Brown
Internet Money
STYX
Drive-by Truckers
JD McPherson
Shinyribs

Thursday, September 9th
Flo Rida
Quinn XCII
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Greensky Bluegrass
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Everclear
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Alexander 23
Ani DiFranco

Friday, September 10th
G-Eazy
Wilco
Lindsey Stirling
Goo Goo Dolls
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Nelly
Jesse McCartney
Sugarhill Gang
Maddie & Tae
Jade Bird
Tyler Farr

Saturday, September 11th
311
Brett Eldredge
ZZ Top
Tank and the Bangas
Iration
Buckcherry
Hinder
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Filter
Living Colour
The Gufs
The Weather Station

Thursday, September 16th
Diplo
Fitz and the Tantrums
Dirty Heads
Ludacris
Jordan Davis
Jimmie Allen
Liz Phair
Tower of Power

Friday, September 17th
Run the Jewels
Charlie Wilson
Jake Owen
Bleachers
The Struts
Candlebox
Future Islands
The Psychedelic Furs
Dead Sara
Fishbone
Claud

Saturday, September 18th
Pixies
Black Pumas
Cam
Turkuaz featuring Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
Scotty McCreery
Poi Dog Pondering
Sheila E.
Galactic
Dillon Carmichael

(The above artists will be placed into their specific stage and time locations below as they are announced.)

BMO Harris Pavilion:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

Miller Lite Oasis:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

Harley-Davidson Roadhouse:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

U.S. Cellular Connection Stage:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

 

Summerfest 2018, skyline and US Cellular Stage Sign
Part of Milwaukee’s skyline hovering above the northern part of the Summerfest Grounds, including the new US Cellular Connection Stage sign. The stage was completely redone for 2018.

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

Uline Warehouse Stage:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

Johnson Controls World Sound Stage:

Thursday, September 2nd: TBA
Friday, September 3rd: TBA
Saturday, September 4th: TBA
Thursday, September 9th: TBA
Friday, September 10th: TBA
Saturday, September 11th: TBA
Thursday, September 16th: TBA
Friday, September 17th: TBA
Saturday, September 18th: TBA

Watch for new announcements, see Summerfest.com for more lineups the timeliest way possible!

Summerfest Tickets

Single Day Tickets run $23 per day, you can print them at home or put them on your mobile. These tickets are good for the entire grounds and any show with the exception of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.

Multi-Day Ticket options include:

  • A US Cellular Power Pass, which runs $100 and gets you in ALL 9 DAYS of the festival, with the exception of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.
  • A 6-Day Pass, which gets you in for 6 of 9 days of Summerfest – you choose your 6 days. It runs $75
  • A US Cellular 3-Day Pass, which for $57 gets you in to 3 of 9 days of Summerfest, you choose which three.

Parking lots are available just to the west of the grounds and throughout downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward. The Milwaukee County Transit System also offers “freeway flyer” express buses to and from the grounds from numerous Park & Ride lots in the metro area.

The Summerfest Grounds can be accessed directly via I-794, U.S. 18, and Highway 32. I-43/94 and Highways 38, 59, and 145 also bring you within a mile of it – which is how far away some people park! Either way, it’s one of the greatest music festivals on the planet and a definite State Trunk Tour recommendation.




Summerfest 2021 Address:

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-2680
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Start: September 2, 2021 11:30 am
End: September 18, 2021 11:55 pm
Venue: Maier Festival Park
Phone: 414-273-2680
Address:
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States