Friday July 29th
Milwaukee icon Pat McCurdy has been entertaining audiences in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across the nation for decades. He brings his unique style of improvisational comedy, music and audience interaction to venues large and small. Pat consistently fills up venues and festivals with his fans, known as “Patheads. They are very enthusiastic, and many know every word of his songs. “Patheads” are fans that have seen him dozens of times, singing and dancing along to every song. It’s a fun show for all.
After being banned from their hometown of Gas City, Indiana for being too wild, Wedding Banned relocated to Chicago and the legend began and is still going strong, 17 years later! Dubbed the “World’s Greatest Wedding Band” this interactive group plays tons of rad 80’s music and guilty pleasures you and your friends love , whether they’ll admit it or not. At most shows, the night begins with a random couple getting married ON STAGE. What follows the wedding? The PARTY… or as your grandparents call it, the “reception.”
CBS Chicago selected Wedding Banned as the”Best Wedding Band in Chicago.” In addition, they’ve been featured on WGN Morning News, WCIU’s theJAM, FOX32’s ‘Good Morning Chicago’ and consistently play over 100 weddings, festivals, corporate events and venues a year.
Saturday July 30th
Jay Matthes is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His original music has been featured on local, regional and national radio and television, including daily rotation for ‘The Light’ music video on The Country Network. Jay’s music has been placed in advertisements for Brady Street Festival in Milwaukee and Blue Falcon Whiskey, and he was the singer for Wisconsin State Fair’s WonderFair TV and radio commercials in 2018.
Chris Bandi is a firm believer in music’s power to unify others. He has a multifaceted voice that immediately resonates with any soul listening. And his music gives a natural sense of roots for those who need it most because he is among the few artists making music in Nashville today to have lived in three of America’s most musically sacred places.
Bandi is proud to follow in the lineage of legendary musicians from his native St. Louis. He was raised on his father’s taste in obscure rock with a heavy dose of his mother’s affinity for ’90s country music. He remembers CDs being on the grocery list as a child and browsing the aisles of the city’s many great record shops. He grew up loving Sister Hazel, the Sonya Dada song, “You Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout Me,” Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”