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WTF LLC celebrates Wisconsin by hosting the best grassroots musical event Madison has to offer on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The fifth annual Wurst Times Festival — Right to Wurst edition, a working class friendly event, hosts homegrown talent and food!
Once, again, the High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring, located at 701 E. Washington Ave., open their doors and turn up their speakers beginning at 11 a.m. and groove on until 7 p.m. Located in the heart of Madison, these venues are inseparable to the spirit of the city and literally bring music to your ears.
The fifth annual Wurst Times Festival showcases the genius of many Madison bands on multiple stages! The High Noon Saloon will feature your favorite MAMA’s musicians amplified to perfection with their state-of-the- art sound system. The Brass Ring stage will feature local singer-songwriters and acoustic acts, and our outdoor stage will captivate you with great performances from a cacophony of musical acts.
Now that we’ve satiated your musical sensibilities, we are also in tune with your appetite! We have locally made, flavorful brats from Hosely’s Meats! Vegetarians can also sing their praises to Tofurky for once again providing vegetarian brats! Want a pick-me-up in the morning? Arrive early for free JavaCat coffee.
Our event focuses on sweet harmony rather than cacophony of divisiveness and we want everyone to be able to afford to participate and celebrate Wisconsin unity. Wurst Times Festival is a working class benefit. Brats will be priced at $3 (or 2 for $5) and event beer at $4. A suggested $10 monetary donation, discounted with non-perishable food items, will be solicited at the door. Proceeds feed the mouths and musical souls of those in our community and will be split between Second
Harvest Foodbank and children of the Madison Area School District, so they may obtain musical instruments they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Here is the full lineup of performances:
MAMA/High Noon Stage
11:15am-12pm Richard Wiegel
12:15pm-1pm Post Social
1:15pm-2pm Oh My Love
3:15pm-4pm Beth Kille
4:15pm-5pm The Mascot Theory
5:15pm-6pm Stop the Clock
Brass Ring Stage
11:30am-12:15pm Dennis John Glanville
12:30pm-1:15pm Karen Wheelock
1:30pm-2:15pm Teddy Davenport
2:30pm-3:15pm Ida Jo
3:30pm-4:15pm Gabe Burdulis
4:30pm-5:15pm Dave Sweeney
11am-11:45am The Sills
12pm-12:45pm A Minute Jack Forum
1pm-1:45pm The Rascal Theory
2pm-2:45pm Sky Urchin
3pm-3:45pm The Old Speed
4pm-4:45pm The Getaway Drivers
5pm-5:45pm Underdogs from Outerspace
6pm-6:45pm Rodeo Bums
Final round voting ends tonight at midnight! Get your votes in before then!
Twelfth Annual MAMA Awards
Date: Sunday July 12th
Time: 7pm (6pm Red Carpet)
Location: Capitol Theater of the Overture Center.
Tickets: Tickets go on sale Monday, June 1st. $20 general admission ($15 for students and teachers).
can be purchased in advance or day of the show through the Overture Box Office and online at
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/686134141493362/
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Butch Vig
Keon Andre Band with the Black Star Drumline (hip hop), The Mascoty Theory (country/bluegrass) joined by members of Madison Youth Choirs, Isabella Wu (youth classical pianist), Megan Rose (rock), Lo Marie (jazz/pop), Mojo Radio (blues-rock) and the Break Through Artist Contest winners Dolores (alt-rock).
- $30 VIP TICKET – 5pm admittance for cocktail hour with music provided in the Lounge by Madison Malone, then 6pm access to the Night Club for dinner PLUS one free drink and entertainment by the Charlie Painter Quartet (Jazz). Also includes all the perks enjoyed by the general admission ticket holders listed below.
- $5 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET – 6:45pm admittance, access to the lounge for 7pm entertainment by Emerald Grove (Americana/Bluegrass) and the Finalist Announcement Slide show at 8pm.
5pm – Madison Malone (solo pianist/vocalist) in the Lounge – VIP ticket holders only
6pm – Charlie Painter Quartet (jazz) in the Night Club (during dinner) – VIP ticket holders only
7pm – Emerald Grove (Americana) – in the Lounge – open to VIP and General Admission
8pm – Finalist Announcement Slide Show in the Lounge – open to VIP and General Admission
8:30pm -9:30pm – Performance by runner-up of the Breakthrough Artist Contest (TBA) in the lounge – open to VIP and General Admission
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!