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Our 47th year will be filled with amazing performers for your viewing pleasure.


from Madison

Categorization be damned, the Madison-based five piece, steez, consisting of Matt Williams (keyboards/synthesizers), Steve Neary (guitar and vocals), Alex Roberts (drums), Chris Sell (bass), and Andrzej Benkowski (saxophone, keys) is -- in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions -- a funk band, a jamband, a fusion band, a disco-fanged multi-beast, and a basket case.

Steez churns out their self-described Creepfunk, a high energy, danceable variety of funk -- one uniquely laced with electronic and improvisational sensibilities.

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rock, jam, electronic, Appleton

Ifdakar has found the right formula; band members who refuse to give up, cutting edge original material that begs to be played live, and devoted, dance thirsty fans who are convinced that this band has what it takes. Ifdakar is ready for anything and looks poised to take things to the next level. Their reputation continues to grow positively after each performance. From the intimate audience connections that stir, to the dark and spacey jams that take hold, Ifdakar is about musical dialogue between each other, and their growing audience.

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Better Yeti

from Madison, Wisconsin

Madison based funk band specializing in partying hard. Band memebers are Andrew Traverse - Trumpet, Jon Hoel - Sax, Steve Radtke - Keys, Guy Weatherspoon - Keytar, turtlenecks, Kelvin Kaspar - Guitar, Michael Randall - Guitar, Gary Riviera - Bass, Kelby Kryshak - Drums

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Red Rose

from Madison, Wisconsin

Red Rose is a five piece live looping Space-Funk/House/Trip-Hop/Dub duo from Madison, WI. The core ensemble consists of Producer and Founder, Captain Smooth, along with Bassist and Audio Engineer, K-Dub.

Red Rose builds every groove with live loops from the ground-up. They integrate the live electronics and nonstop set, similar to a DJ, with live instruments. Their show is a continuous journey of music with each song flowing seamless into the next, they design and change songs (genres) in real time. Each show is different and you are guaranteed to never hear a song played the same twice.

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No Name Strings Band

from Madison, Wisconsin

The No Name String Band music collective distills the heart of old time fiddle music, jazz/funk improvisation, latin rhythms – with a dram of classical discipline – into their uniquely new time sound. The NNSB spins their own groove on light-footed and hard-driving barn dance tunes of the American south, while slowing down to explore more introspective original compositions.

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from McHenry, Illinois

We are a jam band at our roots. Our style is very passionate and energetic. We pour our emotions into every lick and riff we play. We play Rock, Blues, Psychedelic, Reggae, and Hard rock with a more old school take, similar to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. We challenge ourselves to push our creativity and musicianship to a new level, and to make sure the crowd really gets down.

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The Pine Travelers

from Madison, Wisconsin

Pine Travelers create original music that combines the gritty Americana of outlaw country, folk, and bluegrass with old school funk rave-ups and roots rock & roll.

Based in Madison, WI, Pine Travelers have played close to 300 shows in 6 states since their inception in 2013, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, and Iowa. In addition to playing notable Madison venues like High Noon Saloon and The Crystal Corner, the band has also held a monthly residency at Alchemy, a favorite venue on Madison's east side, for a year.

The group's songs allow for a dance-able, energetic live show paired with honest, meaningful lyrics reflecting their northern midwest roots. Pine Travelers hope their music reflects their modest, hard-working values: rural values meshed with urban sensibility; engaging sets ranging from rustic roots music to funk grooves with a modern twist.

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from Madison, Wisconsin

Folkadelic Americana - Moonhouse plays a diverse mix of original and cover tunes.

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Mexican Coke

from Madison, Wisconsin

Acoustic slide blues, delta blues, rock, folk. Larry is a superb delta-blues slide-guitarist. Justin is raunchy on the upright bass. The thought was what if Muddy Waters & Charles Mingus had gotten together to play some down & dirty blues. Moreover, Larry has interpreted and arranged familiar and popular songs in the delta blues tradition.

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Sweet Delta Dawn

from Madison, Wisconsin

Sweet Delta Dawn is a Jam Band based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Heavily inspired by bands like the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Phish, they bring a few extra smiles everywhere they go. Their music is a blendification of psychedelic, jam, rock, blues, and specially chosen cover tunes. Sweet Delta Dawn is: Tyler Willenbrink on drums, Jeff Clarke on bass and vocals, Johnny C. Wood on electric guitar and vocals, and Jay Vollberg on keyboard and vocals. They are one of the newest up and coming Jam Bands. You will LOVE Sweet Delta Dawn!

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Gary David and the Enthusiasts

Madison, Wisconsin

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from Madison, WI

Having bridged the gap between poetry and music, Flowpoetry's progressive and chill approach to spoken word jam transcends musical boundaries and interlaces shared storytelling and poetic vibration into a communal and collective consciousness that unifies the ancient and future as one. With over 950 shows in the USA with bands and as a solo poet, Flowpoetry was honored as a finalist for the MNSWA "Urban Griot" International/National Performer of the year alongside other poets such as Leonard Cohen and Saul Williams. In 2014, Flowpoetry was voted as one of Madison Magazine's Best Spoken Word/Poetry Performers. He is also a three-time finalist for Best Artist in the Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards.

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Sista Sensi

from Montego Bay, Jamaica via Madison, Wisconsin

Sista Sensi began her singing career in Montego Bay, Jamaica where she lived for many years. She has entertained both internationally and across the U.S. touring or opening for various bands (King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band,Yabba Griffiths and Traxx, Tallawah, Black Star Reggae etc.), finally forming her own band, Sista Sensi and The B Easy Band in 2008.

She can be seen every winter at shows in her second home in Jamaica. Every spring she returns to Madison, Wi. in the U.S. and tours from there. Sensi is currently promoting her newest singles "Let Her Try" featuring the great Cutty Ranks and "No Jestering" featuring the legendary Big Youth which are receiving airplay in the U.S., France, and Jamaica.

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Wisconsin NORML Family

googleMadison NORML... Based out of downtown Madison, have 2 meetings per month on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Wil Mar Center 953 Jenifer St, Madison.

googleSouthEast Wisconsin NORML...Are based out of Union Grove Wisconsin. They meet monthly at the Executive Directors residence.

googleNorthen Wisconsin NORML... meets monthly throughout Wisconsin. For meeting times and details: Check the Meetings/Events page, of their web site, to see when the next meeting or event is!

googleWisconsin NORML... We are leading the fight for commonsense regulation of the most useful plant ever known to mankind — cannabis.

“we are here because we have shared values, we know that together we can change this country...countries and states are legalizing marijuana and that is going to happen here as well(Wisconsin).”

Melissa Sargent, -@ Harvest Fest 2013