Driftless Music Festival

The Driftless Music Festival is a family friendly event in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Located in Eckhart Park, next to Dragon Park, entire families and friends can enjoy music, food and fun with our amazing community while being exposed to sounds, ethnicities and cultures that are not always present in a small, Midwestern town.

Open Mic Night – Last Sunday of the month

Come listen to your neighbors and friends, and share your musical talents at The Commons. Music performers, poetry readings, and other artistic offerings are welcome. Join us in our theater with the grand piano!

When: LAST SUNDAY EVENING every month, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Next Open Mic: June 26
Where: The Commons Theater

Live Music – Ann Christoffer

Join the Vernon Vineyards for live music every Sunday, May through October! Music will be outdoors if the weather allows, and indoors if needed. We will also have food options available.

May 29 artist: Ann Christoffer

Viroqua Farmers Market

Your place to buy local food and artisan products from people in our region! Join us every Saturday, May-October, 8am-12:3-pm at the Viroqua Western Technical College parking lot. We’ll have dozens of vendors with a wide variety of goods, may of which change throughout the year.
 
Additionally, those who are eligible for SNAP benefits, they are now applicable at the farmers market –– more information here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap
Enjoy the spring, summer, and fall weather throughout the season, and shop local!

Live Music – Lou Shields

Join the Vernon Vineyards for live music every Sunday, May through October! Music will be outdoors if the weather allows, and indoors if needed. We will also have food options available.

May 22 artist: Lou Shields

Live Music – The Lone Goat Rodeo

Join the Vernon Vineyards for live music every Sunday, May through October! Music will be outdoors if the weather allows, and indoors if needed. We will also have food options available.

May 15 artist: The Lone Goat Rodeo

Live Music – The Gutheries

Join the Vernon Vineyards for live music every Sunday, May through October! Music will be outdoors if the weather allows, and indoors if needed. We will also have food options available.

May 8 artist: The Gutheries

We Banjo 3 – Historic Temple Theatre

We Banjo 3 was The Historic Temple Theatre’s last show before closing due to COVID-19. Now, they’re back with the same group––intermission is over, back to the show!

About the band: Debuting in the U.S. in 2012, We Banjo 3 has since emerged as fast-rising touring darlings in the country that two of the members now call home. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound. Brilliantly commanded instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––effortlessly elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. Live on stage, their songs carry the listener along until, at the perfect moment, the band crescendos into catchy choruses with pitch perfect harmonies. We Banjo 3 deliver their music with such palpable rapport, stunning precision, and infectious energy, it’s impossible to pigeonhole what kind of listener might suddenly consider themselves a WB3 fan. With recent stunning performances at such broad ranging festivals Merlefest, BottleRock, Summercamp, ROMP, Wintergrass and others, enthusiasts of almost every genre of music are taking notice.

Harvest Celebration

Come out to Eckert Park on October 9th at to celebrate the harvest season! Nobody has come forward to organize the parade portion of this event, and for good reason. We gather in close proximity to watch the parade and to put on costumes. But the park portion of the event offers a safe opportunity to still get together before the season comes to a close. We plan to run music until the Driftless Fire Tribe performs at 8pm to close the event. Bring out your kids and enjoy a nice day of music, dance, and a fire show in the park!
 
2pm Michael Zernia
3pm Suzuki Strings
4pm Firefly Brass Band
5pm Group Hug
6pm The Iowans
7pm Murder Kween
8pm The Driftless Fire Tribe (Official)

Outdoor Concert: Dead Horses with Pat Ferguson

Join us at Sidie Hollow for our Music in the Parks finale! Dead Horses will be joined by Pat Ferguson for an amazing evening! Bring a chair, bring a friend! Food and drink will be on site!

Dead Horses:
Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends. At its core, the participants are guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based pair’s dialogue continues with an eclectic five-song EP, Birds (released February 7), which includes the band’s previously released singles “Family Tapes,” “Mighty Storm,” and “Birds Can Write The Chorus.” Dead Horses weave together a vibrant patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span trad roots, indie- folk, and other experimental musical idioms. Through it all, the union of Sarah’s emotive songwriting with Dan’s intrepid bass playing transcends the singer-songwriter-with-backup-musicians paradigm.
 
Pat Ferguson:
Originally making waves as a founding member and lead guitarist for longtime Midwest music scene staple, Smokin’ Bandits, LoHi Records recording artist Pat Ferguson (Madison, WI) has emerged as a nationally renowned solo performer, songwriter, and vocalist. His finger and flat-picking style channels Americana, bluegrass, and folk; a signature sound deeply influenced by his Upper Mississippi River musical roots.