Save the date for the Festival– the third full weekend of August.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Fowler Park. It runs from 10AM until 5PM. rain or shine.
2014 Schedule in progress - descriptions below are from 2013
The Youth Stage is the largest of the 3 stages at the Festival, measuring 24' x 24.' It can accommodate larger dance ensembles and community groups that perform from year to year. Nestled in the trees and adjacent to the children’s swings and playground at Fowler Park, the stage hosts a variety of local groups, with some entertainers being sponsored by area businesses. The performances appeal to the young...and the young at heart!
Saturday, August 17
Sunday, August 18
An intimate setting with room for only 2 or 3 performers, the piano stage provides festival goers with an eclectic mix of music performed by local musicians. From Bach to boogie, and classical to pop, there’s something for the enjoyment of all music lovers at this venue.
Saturday, August 17
Celtic, Classic, and Contemporary songs performed by Ken and Amy Schmidt (guitar,accordion), Mykul Angelo (bass), and Kim McKisick-Monroe (violin)
Lynne and Mark Carlstein
Heard described as Oconomowoc's own Lunt and Fontanne, Lynne (vocals) and Mark (piano maestro) perform a delightful musical hour of Broadway hits, jazz standards, and all time favorites.
The owner of Harland Music performs her original stylings of your piano favorites.
Will is a music major at UW Whitewater. His favorite thing to do in the whole world is play piano and sing, from the old (Beatles) to the more contemporary Ben Folds. He's played on the piano stage since he was 14.
Growing up in the Fowler Park neighborhood, Tim is a self taught jazz and blues pianist, rooted in the great stride-piano tradition. Music sample at www.timclausen.com.
Classical guitar artistry as Stan plays smoky flamenco to mystical Erik Satie.
Jeff Leonard and Rick Grothaus
Jeff (guitar and vocals) and Rick (clarinet) perform an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, folk, and delightful Songs that tell a Story.
Sunday August 18
Robin sings songs that seek soul; music from the 60's, 70's 80's, and today, with acoustic guitar.
Monte Liebman, pianist / Maria Zellmer, vocalist
Monte and Maria have graced the Piano Stage for nearly 30 years by performing his original compositions.
"Put 'em together and what have you got?!"
Featuring Kelly Riordan, clarinet, and Ellen Figuera on piano, performing show tunes and jazz standards.
Patrick, who can play just about any genre, and play it well, will entertain us with an hour of his favorite pieces.
Armonia (Sheila Larkin, Karen Haskell, Michelle Hoyt) creates layered harmonies in an eclectic blend of world, old jazz, folk-rock, and original songs.
Lynne Carlstein, vocals / Mark Carlstein, piano
The Carlsteins return for another hour of rich, passionate, and soulful music.
The Festival comes to a close with Will doing his Grand Finale!
The Pavilion Stage
The Pavilion Stage provides a wide variety of premiere adult musical entertainment, mostly through local volunteer acts. The stage holds larger choral groups as well as dancing troupes. Each year, members of the The Wisconsin Philharmonic play at noon on both days of the festival.
Most of the groups that perform on the three entertainment stages do so on a gratis basis, and are yearly favorites. Hence, we do not often have openings for new acts. However, if you would like to be considered by the Entertainment committee, you are welcome to fill out the application below, and we will keep your name on file should an opening appear.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
10:00 Bill Peebles
11:00 Vic Pagano, Jr.
12:00 Wisconsin Philharmonic
1:00 LaBelle Winds
2:00 Milwaukee Guitar Quartet - Stan Markus (Nancy)
3:00 The Genesee Ridge Band
4:00 Davey and David Harrison
Sunday, August 18, 2013
10:00 Jeff Leonard
11:00 Ken Lonnquist - Sponsored by Target Stores
12:00 Easy Days
John Gibson Wisconsin Philharmonic
1:00 Awards Ceremony
2:00 Civic Broadway Singers
(no pass needed) Abby Lorenz
3:00 Don Nedobeck
Jazz Trio- tentative
4:00 Rebecca and Briana Sawyer