MUSIC WILL START AT 5:30 PM. STAY TUNED FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING
THE ROCK STAGE – West Side
THE JAYHAWKS – American alternative country rock band The Jayhawks will headline the rock stage located on the west side of the Monona Terrace. The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn’t quite rock or country — “Hank Williams on speed” somebody once memorably called it — The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. To read more, click here.
THE VERVE PIPE – American rock band The Verve Pipe will take the rock stage prior to The Jayhawks. The band, with a reputation for spectacular live performances, formed in Michigan in the early 90s. Their first major label release was 1996’s Villains, which featured the #1 single ‘The Freshmen’, one of the most successful multi-format tracks of 1997. To read more click here.
ADDITIONAL ACTS TBA AT LATER DATE
THE 96.3 STAR COUNTRY STAGE PRESENTED BY THE DIAMOND CENTER – East Side
natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively. With a sound that fuses
modern Country and classic heartland Rock with an edgy vocal blend, the independently-
minded partners are revered as “one of Nashville’s hardest-working acts” (Rolling Stone) whose
live show “has consistently been among the most energetic and entertaining in the country
music genre” (Billboard). To read more click here.