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Family Friendly; Non-Alcohol Event

Family Friendly; Non-Alcohol Event

No dogs and no smoking in the concert area.
Dogs are allowed in the campground area while on a leash.

On-Site Camping

On-Site Camping

Camp at the Rusk County Fairgrounds, and enjoy the convenience of walking to the concerts.

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor/Outdoor

The festival is held indoors and can be opened to some outdoor space if the weather is good.

Instrument Workshops

Instrument Workshops

Learn some tips and tricks from some of the performers who will be at the festival.

Dairy Breakfast

Dairy Breakfast

Enjoy June Dairy Breakfast on Saturday right at the Fairgrounds!

Rusk County Historical Society

Rusk County Historical Society

View live demonstrations; visit the buildings and displays.
Theme is: “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of WWI”

Also Enjoy…

Also Enjoy…

Hospitality Booth (with local coupons), Door Prizes, Business Receipt Drawing, Food Vendors

Performers

King’s Countrymen
Singleton Street
Porcupine Creek
Hand-Picked Bluegrass
Art Stevenson & High Water
KR Bluegrass
King’s Countrymen

King’s Countrymen

Hi Bluegrass Gospel fans!! We are the King’s Countrymen! Based in west-central Wisconsin, we perform at fairs, festivals, concerts, nursing homes, retirement centers, Bible camps, and churches to share the love of God and bluegrass gospel music with audiences of all ages. From nursing homes to Nashville, Tennessee and everywhere in between, our group of dedicated Christians has been on the road for the Lord since 1994. Our message of God’s love is mixed with a touch of humor and testimony, and we hope to share that with all of you. Come and join us along the way!

Our mission:

1 Corinthians 3 vs. 6-9

Singleton Street

Singleton Street

Singleton Street plays Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, and Americana music. We’ve played large festivals and small coffee houses; churches and Irish pubs; renaissance festivals and even a modern ballet! Whatever and wherever we play, we follow one simple rule: If you have fun, and we have fun it’s time well spent.

Take a look at who we are and what we do. Check our schedule for upcoming shows, then sign up for our infrequent mailing list, like us on Facebook, or use the contact form for possible bookings or just to get in touch.

We’d love to play for you!

Porcupine Creek

Porcupine Creek

Porcupine Creek is an award winning young bluegrass band based out of Minnesota.

We all grew up playing in various family bands, so despite the young age of our band members everyone in the group has had years of touring and recording experience.

Porcupine Creek has two PBS TV show specials and a live recorded CD, “Monster Truck.” We have toured and played as Porcupine Creek throughout Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and into northwestern Ontario since 2012.

Hand-Picked Bluegrass

Hand-Picked Bluegrass

Just released: Lonesome Moonshine Man featuring Michael Cleveland. Available on CD Baby or contacting us direct.

Art Stevenson & High Water

Art Stevenson & High Water

Art Stevenson & High Water is Wisconsin’s best-known bluegrass show, and has been in demand throughout the Midwest festival circuit since 1993. The band’s bluegrass sound comes from the close duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hard-driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. Their seventh album, Twilight, has just been released (August 2013). High Water’s music is heard on bluegrass radio programs around the USA and has received critical acclaim in the magazines Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now. Recording artist James King and country music historian Bill Malone agree that Art and Stephanie Stevenson rank among the best duet singers active today.

KR Bluegrass

KR Bluegrass

KR Bluegrass is a group of musicians from southeastern Wisconsin. The band members were regulars at weekly jams when friendships were developed because of their mutual love of old time, gospel and bluegrass music. Their music is influenced by the Stanley Brothers, Carter and Cox families and Ricky Skaggs.

Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS
FRIDAY, JUNE 9

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

6 p.m. KR Bluegrass
7 p.m. Porcupine Creek
8 p.m. Art Stevenson & High Water
9 p.m. Hand-Picked Bluegrass

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

9–10 a.m. Open Mic
10 a.m. Singleton Street
11 a.m. KR Bluegrass
Noon Hand-Picked Bluegrass
1 p.m. Art Stevenson & High Water
2 p.m. King’s Countrymen
3 p.m. Porcupine Creek
4 p.m. Singleton Street
5–6 p.m. Dinner Break
6 p.m. King’s Countrymen
7 p.m. KR Bluegrass
8 p.m. Art Stevenson & High Water

INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS

INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, JUNE 10 ONLY
Noon TBA
1 p.m. Beginner Clogging
2 p.m. Beginning Guitar with Kathy/KR Bluegrass
3 p.m. Fiddle with Rose/KR Bluegrass & Bruce/High Water
4 p.m. Banjo with Mike/KR Bluegrass & Dale/High Water

Lodging

Motels
Private Campgrounds
Rusk County Campgrounds
Motels

Motels

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Ladysmith – 715-532-7811
Ladysmith Motel & Suites
Ladysmith – 715-532-6650
Carnegie Hall B&B
Ladysmith – 715-532-7798
Country View Motel
Weyerhaeuser – 715-353-2780
El Rancho Motel
Ladysmith – 715-532-6666
Evergreen Motel
Ladysmith – 715-532-3168
Hi-Way 8 Motel
Ladysmith – 715-532-3346
Mirr’s Gateway Motel
Bruce – 715-868-2015

Private Campgrounds

Private Campgrounds

Flambeau Adventures LLC
Ladysmith – 715-532-7733
Thornapple River Campground
Ladysmith – 715-532-7034
East River Run Escape Campground
715-403-6429
TJ’s Timberline Resort & Campground
Weyerhaeuser – 715-353-2238
Tracey’s Resort & Campgrounds
Tony – 715-532-3729
West Cove Campground
Ladysmith – 715-532-7812

Rusk County Campgrounds

Rusk County Campgrounds

Josie Creek
Murphy Flowage
Perch & Audie Lake

715-532-2113 or 715-532-2642

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