Wurst Times Festival VI: Fear the Wurst!
Saturday, May 28
Madison, WI (May 21, 2016) – The sixth annual Wurst Times Festival
(WTF) will be held Saturday, May 28th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at
the 701 East Washington complex. Featuring 22 local music
performances and locally sourced brats and beer, Wurst Times is a
Madison love fest, celebrating community and citizen unity.
Three stages will run during the day: the WTF Outdoor Stage hosted by
Gabby Parsons, the MAMA High Noon Saloon Stage hosted by Rick Tvedt
and the Brass Ring Stage hosted by Phil Gnarly and John Noyd. Brats
and other food items will be provided on the patio by the Brass Ring.
Beer will be served outdoors with full bar service in both the High
Noon Saloon and the Brass Ring. Just Coffee will also have a cart in
This event is rain-or-shine with a large tent erected in the lot and
another tent to cover the stage. Tables with umbrellas are also
Admission is a $10 suggested donation or $8 with a nonperishable food
Wurst Times Festival benefits two great local charities: the Madison
Area Music Association and Second Harvest Food Bank. For the last few
years the donations from Wurst Times Fest have topped the list for
Second Harvest Food Bank in number of meals provided.
Two bands will celebrate CD releases. Guitar stylist Greg Thornburgh
will release his second album, Hook Echo and Oh My Love will
celebrate their brand-new recording, their first full-length,
entitled Ghosts and Bubblegum. Both will play the High Noon stage
with Thornburgh at 11 a.m. and Oh My Love at 4:15 p.m.
Joining the lineup, which is included with this release, are Trap
Saturn who will perform in the High Noon at 2:15 p.m. and the
Driveway Thriftdwellers who will perform on the Outdoor Stage at 12
noon. Both the Getaway Drivers and Tiny Dinosaur had to cancel their
Wurst Times VI is sponsored by the Brass Ring, the High Noon Saloon,
Hoesley’s Meats, Red Square Audio, With Gusto and Audio Visual of
Special thanks to Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Matthews Tents, Just
Coffee, WORT, WSUM, Local Sounds Magazine, William J Krupinski,
Second Harvest Food Bank, the Madison Area Music Association and all
the Wurst Times volunteers.
Red carpet starts at 5pm, and the show begins at 7pm!
- Joey Broyles
- The Jimmys
- Trap Saturn
- The Getaway Drivers
- Dogs of War
- Samba Novistas
- Madfilddle & Highway 151
Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and will go on sale May 23rd through the overture box office.
$35 VIP tickets are available which includes a MAMA 2016 t-shirt and limited edition printer press poster, autographed by performers!
For the best time, come to the Wurst Times Fest! Proceeds benefit MAMA! 🙂
Yahara Bay Distillers’ First Annual Car Show Fundraiser
All years, makes, and models car show fundraiser for MAMA Cares program.
Pre-registration now until June 5th $15- email Melissa@yaharabay.com for form
*receive an extra raffle ticket to win a TW Steel watch donated by Chalmers Jewelers
Vehicle registration day of, from 10am-12pm
$20 per car, includes a complimentary cocktail (21+), raffle ticket to win a TW Steel Watch
Join us Saturday, June 10th
Car Show 12pm-3pm
STICK VEGA LIVE demonstrations 1 & 2pm
Music by Lo Marie
Winners Announced 3:30pm
Featuring Food by: The Rodeo Wagon
Raffle drawings throughout the day
Best in Show
Crowd Favorite- Spectator Judged
MAMA Cares was formed in 2015 as a result of a benefit event to raise funds for longtime Madison musician,
Robert J. Conaway and his family, who faced steep medical bills after their son became gravely ill.
More information: http://themamas.org/mamacares/
VIP Tickets available! Click the ticket link for more info!
FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT:
5 pm with Kaia Kalise (singer/songwriter/pianist) in the Lounge http://kaiakalise.com/
KAIA KALISE is a pianist, singer-songwriter and actor, inspired by the personal and the fictional, the primal and poetic. Her music is a harmony of classical piano and impassioned rock. Reviewers have noted being “entranced” by her “upbeat yet contemplative” music & lyrics, comparing her voice to a variety of artists including Sara Bareilles, Paramore, Tori Amos and Fleetwood Mac.
6 pm Dinner Hour in the Night Club with Two Broads One Band (jazz). Carolyn Swartz Black and Lo Marie, along with Madison Icon, Cliff Frederiksen Lo Marie’s EP, “Solid Ground,” won the Jazz Album of the Year at the 2015 MAMA Awards. https://www.lomariemusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blEeLboYfao
Carolynn Swartz Black, an amazing singer from Madison, WI,
Cliff Frederiksen – One of the areas, regions, finest musicians!!! A true Madison icon – Jazz/pop/rock/and more.
At 7pm – 8 pm White Bush Unicorn will play in the Lounge https://whitebushunicorn.bandcamp.com/releases
7 piece band performing Circus Punk/Fusion/Pop
8 pm MAMA Finalist Announcement video.
8:20-9 pm BingBong
BingBong has quickly become one of Madison’s favorite bands. From their
strong desire to perform precision pop tunes live, they play the hookiest of hooks that
command you feet to move. BingBong features four veteran musicians:
Pam Barrett, Danny Hicks, Brian Bentley and Julie Kiland who will definitely keep you entertained.
A selection of wonderful silent Auction items will be available at the event.
All proceeds benefit the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA). www.themamas.org
More info here: https://majesticmadison.com/event/a-celebration-of-tom-petty-2/
More info here: http://themamas.org/awards/breakthrough-artist-award/
More info TBA!
Finalist Party! Come see who made it to the final round!