HAIRBALL to Headline Metro Family Rock Stage

The Madison Mallards and Festival Foods are excited to announce the rock stage headliner for the Metro Family Rock Stage presented by Metro Kia and Metro Ford as Hairball.  Now in its fifth year, the free community celebration is planned for Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!!

Vocalists Bobby, Kris Vox, and Joe Dandy lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of Freaky on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they’ve cultivated over decades of tireless performing. These guys live and breathe Rock & Roll!

A full schedule of artists will continue to be announced over the coming weeks. The 96.3 Star Country stage presented by The Healthy Place artists will be announced May 7, 2019. Both stages will have standing room only space, available on a first come, first served basis. Admission to the event is free.

All music will conclude at 10:00 PM, when Wisconsin’s largest fireworks display, the Festival Foods Fireworks show, will begin. Reeseville, Wisconsin-based Spectrum Pyrotechnics, will conduct the fireworks show. The company is one of just a few manufacturers of display fireworks left in the United States, and Festival Foods Shake the Lake is honored to present its custom work.


What: Festival Foods Shake the Lake 

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fireworks Rain Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019

Time:  The event and live music start at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Location: John Nolen Drive from Broom Street to Blair Street



Founded in 1946 as Skogen’s IGA, Festival Foods is a Wisconsin family- and employee-owned grocer that is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and to providing guests with exceptional service and value. The company began operating as Festival Foods in 1990 and today employs more than 7,000 full- and part-time associates. The company currently operates 31 full-service supermarkets across the state of Wisconsin.


The Madison Mallards are the nation’s most successful summer collegiate baseball team averaging more than 6,000 fans per game in each of the last 12 seasons. Founded in 2001 by Steve Schmitt, the Mallards employee more than 400 seasonal employees and are committed to executing affordable, family friendly community events for the people of Greater Madison.