Come and enjoy free, live entertainment at this year’s fair as local bands
perform late afternoon and evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the
Leinie Lodge Tent. Karaoke will be taking place on Wednesday and Sunday.
Fair guests must be 21 years old and over to enter the Leinie Lodge Tent.
Schedule of Performances
The Candi Shop (Karaoke)
The Candi Shop is sure to get a crowd excited about singing as everyone loves
Karaoke…the fun musical party!!
Rising Phoenix is a Hard Rock band from central Wisconsin specializing in 80s
Metal and Hard Rock; boasting some of the areas very best seasoned veteran
musicians in the Rock genre. It is their mission to put on THE BEST Rock Show
that you will see from any band within the state! Plans for Rising Phoenix
include playing the kind of music that people will want to listen to, watch the
band perform LIVE, dance to and just plain have a great time with! Band members
include Todd Ashbeck, lead guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Craig Mitchell, lead
guitar, backing vocals; Chase Keuntjes, lead vocals, harmony vocals and acoustic
guitar; Jerry J Kruschke, drums, percussion and vocals; Robert Pike, bass guitar
and backing vocals.
The Phil Marshall Band (PMB) was formed in 1998 by Phil Baldys, a Medford,
Wisconsin native. Phil was born in Marshfield and is happy to be returning home
for their performance at the Central Wisconsin State Fair. PMB is a variety band
with its members coming from western Wisconsin and Stacy, Minnesota. Lead vocals
and Country Fest performer Meggy J, bassist Phillip PJ Johnson, drums Allen
Holcomb, keyboardist and Tom Simmons, former member of Nashville's Ellie May Kay
Band. They will be playing 70s and 80s Classic Rock and beyond with a few
originals mixed in.
Entertaining the crowd with Classic Country style music!
Singer and song writer Red Higgins is an artist whose original songs are
reminiscent of true Classic Country style. Along with his wife, Lisa Marie, they
have teamed up to bring to life some of Country music’s greatest duets. Their
music also includes Country Rock and some Rock & Roll. Two original songs on the
International Country Gospel and Blue Grass charts are included in Red’s
accolades. Band members include Lance Gregorich on lead guitar, Jeff Walker on
the keyboard and Terry Leike on bass guitar and AJ Walker on drums.