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.
 
 
 

Wild West Days-Canceled

1880’s Bustling Boom Town with many authentic buildings. Rodeo, vendors, concert, parade, hog wrasslin’ and many events throughout the weekend. Come join us for a fun weekend full of the old and new west! We are not only a family friendly event, but we are budget friendly. We are located at 925 Nelson Parkway Viroqua, WI 54665.

Koyaanisqatsi – Movie and Music (The Commons)

The title of this 1982 documentary film comes from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It will be presented Nov 16 at The Commons Community and Art Center, 401 E. Jefferson St in Viroqua.  This unique evening will also include the live performance of Madison-based musicians, Disaster Passport.  The movie contains no dialogue, but these four musicians composed the soundtrack in 2018. Koyaanisqatsi was directed and produced by Godfrey Reggio under the banner of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Production House. Reggio and his cinematographer Ron Fricke set out to portray increasing tension between people and the environments they inhabit.  “Our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live,” explained the director about his decision for no dialogue.  Disaster Passport is Luke Bassuener, percussion; Karl Christenson, omnichord/guitar; Colin Crowley  and Andy Moore, 5-string banjo.
The movie will be shown on the large screen in the theater of The Commons.  Performance begins at 7:00 pm, tickets at the door $6. More information at thearkviroqua.org

A Multimedia Symphony: “Ocean” – The ARK

Gavain U’Prichard, Frank Wildingway and friends present an original symphonic tone-poem, “Ocean,” accompanied by imagery. Join us on a journey of re-connection to the magnificent World Sea, which gives Earth unique presence in the cosmos.

Open Admission. Donations encouraged.