Friday July 30th
All times approximate
Burgundy Ties – 5:30
Burgundy Ties (Blood Brothers) is a hard-working Midwest rock band. They have been hitting the road playing venues in Milwaukee and beyond for over 15 years. With four albums written and recorded, their music has been positively reviewed by the Shepherd Express as “singer-songwriter confessional sensitivity gets filtered through current-day Americana”. The combination of their eclectic sound and live performance makes Burgundy Ties truly stand out as an original and inspired Milwaukee band.
Katie Meiners Comedy – 7:45
Katie Meiners is an energetic stand-up comic who performs at clubs in Chicagoland and beyond including The Improv, The Comedy Shrine, Zanies and The Laugh Factory. She’s a graduate of The Second City Chicago’s Comedy Writing Program, The University of Michigan, and has caught some very nice-sized bass. Katie produces the monthly comedy showcase Chicago’s Finest Stand-Up and, when not on stage, works in construction. Follow @katielmeiners on Instagram, visit www.chicagosfineststandup.com and enjoy the show!
Hairbangers Ball – 8:30
Rolling through the “Decade of Decadence” like a 50-ton freight train, iconic bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison (to mention only a few) made the 1980’s a musical era the likes of which we’re doubtful to see again.
In 2001, lamenting the heyday of hairbands, one Chicago band sought to rekindle the flame for these Gods of Rock by tapping into the nostalgic and undeniable energy of that bygone era. They called themselves Hairbanger’s Ball.
Hairbanger’s Ball leaves nothing to be desired after seeing and listening to them live, which is why they’ve been named “Best Rock Band” in Chicago by their throngs of adoring fans.
Saturday July 31st
All times approximate
KB & the Dungarees 4:30
KB & The Dungarees are one of the most talked about new bands to come on to the Milwaukee music scene. Comprised of musicians from the Willy Porter Band, Mary Karlzen Band, Reilly, & Alyson Road, KB & The Dungarees dig deep into the roots of musical influences like Jason White, Martin Zellar, Steve Earle and Billy Pilgrim to deliver a sound that is a little bit different than the norm, yet still somewhat familiar. Nashville songwriter/producer Gordon Brown describes them as “a tasty recipe of outlaw country, alt-country, indie and Americana with just a pinch of Jersey thrown for flavor.”
Jon Rudnitsky Comedy – 6:30
Jon Rudnitsky is an actor, writer, and comedian who can be seen opposite George Clooney in the Hulu Series CATCH-22 and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM opposite Larry David. Rudnitsky also starred in Universal Pictures’ ALL MY LIFE also performed in the Tyler Perry movie NOBODY’S FOOL, alongside Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg.
In 2017, Rudnitsky starred in the Nancy Meyers produced feature HOME AGAIN, opposite Reese Witherspoon. He is also featured in a supporting role in Edward Burns’ SUMMERTIME, and Netflix’s comedy SET IT UP opposite Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch. Rudnitsky was added as the only new cast member of the 41st season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. As a stand-up comedian, Rudnitsky tours all over the country, was selected for the prestigious New Faces showcase at Montreal’s Just For Laughs in 2015, and made his late night debut on CONAN in 2019.
Cale Dodds – 7:30
Music has always played an essential role in the everyday life of this Columbus Georgia native, Singer/Songwriter Cale Dodds. From his earliest shows in front of a family only crowd to his latest onstage performance for a thousand plus fans, you can feel the deep roots of Southern Rock, Country and Pop Music in his persona. These influences have also left their indelible mark on Cale’s songwriting as evidenced by any of the hundreds of songs he’s written during this young career.
When not writing or co-writing what’s sure to be the next big hit out of Nashville, you’re apt to find this multi-talented rising star on the road with his band “Classic Addict”, gaining traction for their recently released full-length album “Kickstart”.
Filmore – 9:15
Filmore – “Groundbreaking” is just one word that can begin to describe Curb Records recording artist Filmore, a Wildwood, Missouri native, who now calls Nashville home. With over 163 million on-demand streams, appearances on NBC’s “TODAY” and The Bobby Bones Show, the singer/ songwriter has honed his electric and engaging live show by opening for artists such as Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, and Pitbull; and has rocked performances at Stagecoach, Watershed, CMA Fest and Country Thunder. Song releases like “Slower,” “Love That About You,” and “Other Girl” are resonating with fans thanks to unprecedented streaming boosts, as prior to being signed, Filmore was the first independent artist to be featured on Spotify’s Hot Country cover. For more information, visit filmoremusic.com or follow online @filmoremusic