FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Music Festivals by City
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          This page is a by city cross reference list of annual Wisconsin Music Festivals held everywhere in the state for all genres of music. Please write if you know details about an unlisted festival held in any Wisconsin city.

| Wisconsin Music Festivals by Date / by City / by County / by Genre / by Festival Name | Past Festivals |
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Selection by City Name [County]
| Allenton | Amery | Appleton | Bayfield | Beloit | Birnamwood | Black Creek | Black River Falls | Bruce | Cadott | Cedarburg | Chippewa Falls | Concord | Crivitz | Dodgeville | East Troy | Edgerton | Elkhart Lake | Ellsworth | Fish Creek | Fitchburg | Fond du Lac | Fox Lake | Green Bay | Hartford | Hudson | Jefferson | Kaukauna | Kewaskum | Kewaunee | Kiel | Kimberly | La Crosse | La Farge | McFarland | Madison | Manitowish Waters | Manitowoc | Medford | Menasha | Mequon | Milwaukee | Mondovi | Monroe | Mount Morris | Neenah | Nekoosa | Nelson | Omro | Oshkosh | Phillips | Port Washington | Porterfield | Prairie du Chien | Pulaski | Racine | Red Cliff | Rhinelander | Richland Center | Ripon | Rosholt | Shawano | Spooner | Superior | Twin Lakes | Two Rivers | Viroqua | Watertown | Waukesha | Waupun | Wausau | West Bend | Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Rapids |

Allenton [Washington] - City Cross Reference

  1. 9/01-03/2006 - Concertina Jamboree Festival
Amery [Polk] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2005 - Amery Gospel Music Festival
Appleton [Outagamie] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/31/2005 - Art in the Park
  2. 9/23-24/2005 - Octoberfest
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  3. 1/??/2006 (1/25/2005) - Women's Choir Festival
  4. 2/??/2006 (2/07/2005) - Young Men's Chorus Festival
  5. 2/??/2006 - Viking Choral Festival
Bayfield [Bayfield] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/03-05/2004 - Lake Superior Music Festival
Beloit [Rock] - City Cross Reference
    7/27-28/1973 - Beloit Folk & Blues Festival, Beloit College per Sing Out!, v.22#2, p. 39
  1. 7/14-17/2005 - Riverfest
Birnamwood [Shawano] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2006 - Flatrock Music's Bluegrass Jamboree
Black Creek [Outagamie] - City Cross Reference
  1. 10/??/2005 - Wisconsin Polka Days
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  2. 7/??/2006 - Polkafest
Black River Falls [Jackson] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/29-8/01/2005 - Grateful Garcia Gathering
  2. Farmapalooza (2002), moved to Nelson in 2003
Bruce [Rusk] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/19-21/2005 - Chippewa Valley Gospel Bluegrass Festival
Cadott [Chippewa] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/14-17/2005 - Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
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  2. 6/??/2006 - Chippewa Valley Country Fest
Cecil [Shawano] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/10-13/2005 - Bluegrass Bash
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  2. 6/??/2006 - Wisconsin Accordion Festival
Cedarburg [Ozaukee] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Cedarburg Music Festival (DCI)
Chippewa Falls [Chippewa] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/??/2005 - Rockin'-On-The-River
Concord [Jefferson] - City Cross Reference
  1. 5/??/2006 - Wisconsin State Polka Festival
Crivitz [Marinette] - City Cross Reference
  1. 5/??/2006 - Memorial Weekend Field Jam
Dodgeville [Iowa] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/23/2005 - Dodgeville Blues Fest
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  2. 7/??/2006 - Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
East Troy [Walworth] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/06/2005 - WJJO Ozzfest
  2. 9/??/2005 - East Troy Bluegrass Festival
Edgerton [Rock] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2006 - Log Cabin Days Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan] - City Cross Reference
  1. 2/??/2006 - Swamp N Grass
  2. 4/??/2006 - Blues Fest
  3. 5/??/2006 - Jazz on the Vine Festival
  4. 7/??/2006 - Midwest Acoustic Music Fest
Ellsworth [Pierce] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Polka Fest
Fish Creek [Door] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/02-20/2005 - Peninsula Music Festival
Fitchburg [Dane] - City Cross Reference
  1. 5/??/2006 - Fitchburg Days
Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac] - City Cross Reference
  1. 2/04/2006 - Fondy Acoustic Music Fest (FAMA)
  2. 4/08-09/2005 - Fond du Lac Jazz Festival
Fox Lake [Dodge] - City Cross Reference
  1. 5/??/2006 - Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee
Green Bay [Brown] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/??/2005 - Blues in the Park
  2. 8/26-28/2005 - Artstreet
  3. 11/12/2005 - Power Of One
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  4. 6/??/2006 - Bayfest
Hartford [Washington] - City Cross Reference
  1. 3/??/2006 - WTKM Concertina Fest Weekend
Hudson [Saint Croix] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2005 - St. Croix Music & Art Festival
Jefferson [Jefferson] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/16-18/2005 - Gemuetlichkeit Days
Kaukauna [Outagamie] - City Cross Reference
  1. Discontinued - Fox Valley Blues Festival
Kewaskum [Washington] - City Cross Reference
  1. 1/??/2006 - Heatwave Polka Fest
Kewaunee [Kewaunee] - City Cross Reference
  1. 10/??/2005 - Acoustic Harvest Music Festival
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  2. 6/??/2006 - Heritage Farms Bluegrass Festival
Kiel [Manitowoc] - City Cross Reference
  1. 4/??/2006 - Jumpin' Jambalaya Jamfest
Kimberly [Outagamie] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/15-17/2005 - Paperfest
La Crosse [La Crosse] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/04-07/2005 - Great River Jazz Fest
  2. 8/26-28/2005 - Great River Folk Festival
La Farge [Vernon] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/19-20/2005 - Larryfest
McFarland [Dane] - City Cross Reference
  1. 3/??/2006 - St. Pat's Eve Festival
Madison [Dane] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/09-16/2005 - Madison Early Music Festival
  2. 7/29-31/2005 - Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival
  3. 8/06/2005 - Sona Music Festival - Celebrating Women in Music
  4. 8/??/2005 - Madison Blues Festival
  5. 9/03-04/2005 - Taste of Madison
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  6. 2/12/2006 - The International Festival
  7. 3/03-05/2006 - Folk Ball
  8. 3/??/2006 - Hawthorne Park Benefit Folk Festival
  9. 3/??/2006 - MAMA (Madison Area Music Awards) Show
  10. 4/??/2006 - Capital City Jazz Festival
  11. 6/??/2006 - Isthmus Jazz Festival
Manitowish Waters [Vilas] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/25-31/2005 - Midsummer in the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival
Manitowoc [Manitowoc] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/17/2005 - Acoustic Fest
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  2. 6/17-18/2006 - Metro Jam
Medford [Taylor] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/21-23/2004 - Backwoods Bluegrass Bash
Menasha [Winnebago] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/??/2005 - Fox Jazz Fest
Mequon [Ozaukee] - City Cross Reference
  1. 4/??/2006 - MABMA Fundraiser Bluegrass Festival
Milwaukee [Milwaukee] - City Cross Reference
    Fisherman's Festival 2004 Discontinued
  1. 7/??/2005 - African World Festival
  2. 8/05-06/2005 - Third Ward Jazz Festival: Summer Sizzle
  3. 8/18-21/2005 - Irish Fest
  4. 9/09-11/2005 - Indian Summer
  5. 11/??/2005 - Thanksgiving Weekend Polka Fest
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  6. 1/??/2006 - Polka Palooza
  7. 3/??/2006 - Indian Summer Festival Winter Pow Wow
  8. 4/??/2006 - WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Awards Ceremony
  9. 6/??/2006 - Great Lakes Music Festival
  10. 6/??/2006 - Asian Moon Festival
  11. 6/??/2006 - Lakefront Festival of Arts
  12. 6/??/2006 - Polish Fest
  13. 6/??/2006 - Summerfest
Mondovi [Buffalo] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/29-31/2005 - Buffalo River Valley Bluegrass Gospel Festival
Monroe [Green] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/17/2005 - Berghoff & Blues
Mount Morris [Waushara] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Black Hawk Folk Festival
Neenah [Winnebago] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/04-05/2004 - Neenah Jazz Festival - canceled, re-named to Fox Jazz Fest, and moved to Menasha
Nekoosa [Wood] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2005 - Northern Aire Jazz Festival
Nelson [Buffalo] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/24-27/2003 - Farmapalooza
New Glarus [Green] - City Cross Reference
    8/05/1973 - 43rd Swiss Folkfest, New Glarus per Sing Out!, v.22#2, p. 39
Omro [Winnebago] - City Cross Reference
  1. 5/??/2006 - Mayfest
Oshkosh [Winnebago] - City Cross Reference
  1. 4/??/2005 - Blues Bash V
  2. May-Sep/2005 - Waterfest Concert Series / alternate (?th Annual) - Riverside Park (6-10 pm), Oshkosh
              Waterfest is not really a Festival. It is a series of weekly concerts in downtown Oshkosh from the last Thursday in May through the first Thursday in September, plus two Wednesdays in 2004, 6/30 and 7/28.
  3. 6/??/2006 - Country USA
  4. 6/??/2006 - Sawdust Days
  5. 6/??/2006 - Sabor A Mexico Festival
  6. 7/??/2006 - Lifest
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  7. 4/04-05/2004 - SESQUI-FEST (1st and only)
Phillips [Price] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2005 - Czech-Slovak Festival / Czechoslovakian Community Festival
Port Washington [Ozaukee] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/16/2005 - Port Fish Day
Porterfield [Marinette] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2006 - Porterfield Country Music Festival
Prairie du Chien [Crawford] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/29-30/2005 - Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Pulaski [Brown] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/21-24/2005 - Pulaski Polka Days
Racine [Racine] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/17-19/2005 - Harbor Fest
    - Angel Fest (defunct), June Jam (?)
Red Cliff [Bayfield] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/03-05/2004 - Lake Superior Music Festival
Rhinelander [Oneida] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Hodag Country Festival
Richland Center [Richland] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2006 - Star Spangled Celebration
Ripon [Fond du Lac] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/??/2005 - Ripon Jazz Festival
Rosholt [Portage] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/??/2005 - Polish Fest
  2. 8/26-27/2005 - Northland Bluegrass Festival
Shawano [Shawano] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/12-14/2005 - Old Time Music & Craft Festival
Spooner [Washburn] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/09-11/2005 - 9th Street Bluegrass Gospel Festival
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  2. 6/??/2006 - 9th Street Bluegrass Gospel Festival
Superior [Douglas] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/??/2005 - Ragtime Festival
Twin Lakes [Kenosha] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/20-24/2005 - Country Thunder, WI
Two Rivers [Manitowoc] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Woodland Dunes Folk Festival
Viroqua [Vernon] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/??/2006 - Bluegrass and Gospel Festival
Watertown [Jefferson] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/04-07/2005 - Riverfest
Waukesha [Waukesha] - City Cross Reference
    Waukesha RiverFest 2004 Discontinued
  1. 9/02-04/2005 - Wisconsin Highland Games and Celtic Fling
Waupun [Dodge] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/09-11/2005 - Volksfest
Wausau [Marathon] - City Cross Reference
  1. 8/19-20/2005 - Big Bull Falls Blues Festival
  2. 9/10-11/2005 - Wausau Festival of Arts
West Bend [Washington] - City Cross Reference
  1. 7/17,25-31/2005 - Washington County Fair
  2. 9/09-10/2005 - Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival
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  3. 7/??/2006 - Badgerland Bluegrass Classic
Wisconsin Dells [Columbia] - City Cross Reference
  1. 9/09-11/2005 - Polish Fest
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  2. 4/??/2006 - Polka Fest
Wisconsin Rapids [Wood] - City Cross Reference
  1. 6/??/2006 - Grand River Fest

City cross reference list by County
  1. Bayfield - Bayfield - Red Cliff
  2. Brown - Green Bay - Pulaski
  3. Buffalo - Mondovi - Nelson
  4. Chippewa - Cadott - Chippewa Falls
  5. Columbia - Wisconsin Dells
  6. Crawford - Prairie du Chien
  7. Dane - Fitchburg - McFarland - Madison
  8. Dodge - Fox Lake - Waupun
  9. Door - Fish Creek
  10. Douglas - Superior
  11. Fond du Lac - Fond du Lac - Ripon
  12. Green - Monroe - New Glarus
  13. Iowa - Dodgeville
  14. Jackson - Black River Falls
  15. Jefferson - Concord - Jefferson - Watertown
  16. Kenosha - Twin Lakes
  17. Kewaunee - Kewaunee
  18. La Crosse - La Crosse
  19. Manitowoc - Kiel - Manitowoc - Two Rivers
  20. Marathon - Wausau
  21. Marinette - Crivitz - Porterfield
  22. Milwaukee - Milwaukee
  23. Oneida - Rhinelander
  24. Outagamie - Appleton - Black Creek - Kaukauna - Kimberly
  25. Ozaukee - Cedarburg - Mequon - Port Washington
  26. Pierce - Ellsworth
  27. Polk - Amery
  28. Portage - Rosholt
  29. Price - Phillips
  30. Racine - Racine
  31. Richland - Richland Center
  32. Rock - Beloit - Edgerton
  33. Rusk - Bruce
  34. Saint Croix - Hudson
  35. Shawano - Birnamwood - Cecil - Shawano
  36. Sheboygan - Elkhart Lake
  37. Taylor - Medford
  38. Vernon - La Farge - Viroqua
  39. Vilas - Manitowish Waters
  40. Walworth - East Troy
  41. Washburn - Spooner
  42. Washington - Allenton - Kewaskum - West Bend
  43. Waukesha - Waukesha
  44. Waushara - Mount Morris
  45. Winnebago - Menasha - Neenah - Omro - Oshkosh
  46. Wood - Nekoosa - Wisconsin Rapids

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