Friday July 26th
Opening Act – KB & The Dungarees
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.”
Headliner – Trapper Schoepp
Trapper Schoepp is a Milwaukee-based tunesmith, earning acclaim as one of America’s most gifted new singer-songwriters, singled out for his remarkably detailed tales of characters on the fringes of society. His Brendan Benson-produced second album, 2016’s RANGERS & VALENTINES, was hailed among that year’s finest, and declared a “mini masterpiece” by Relix after being named Billboard’s “Best of the Week.”
Opening in 2019 for Willy Nelson’s Outlaw Festival at Summerfest, he is a star on the rise.
Saturday July 27th
Opening Act – Jay Matthes
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, most notably The Country Network where the music video for his song “The Light” is currently in rotation. Jay plays over 100 shows a year, and has shared the stage with national acts Old Dominion, Judah & the Lion, Ike Reilly Assassination, Jana Kramer, Charlie Worsham, and many more.
Jay was nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year by Wisconsin Area Music Industry in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and recently won Best Male Vocalist in Shepherd Express’ Best of Milwaukee. His single “Good Lookin’ Woman” is currently in rotation on 88.9 FM and his new album ‘Dancing After Dark’ was a finalist for ‘Independent Release of the Year’ at the 2017 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Music Awards.
Second Act – Ross Ellis
Ross Ellis was born and raised in the small town of Monterey, Louisiana. At fifteen he started the band, “Wayside” with his cousin and some high school friends. The band gained a strong following through Ross’ college years playing venues across Louisiana and Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Ross turned down multiple job offers to move to Nashville. After less than a year of working part time jobs, evening writing, and playing writer’s rounds, Ross caught the attention of BMI’s Bradley Collins. Soon after, Ross signed to Big Deal Music Group. Ross has been writing for others as well as recording music with Brad Tursi (of Old Dominion) producing. Ross is eager to get his latest music to the masses and is now booked by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Tyler Rich – Raised in Yuba City, a small farming community in Northern California, Tyler Rich found his love of music gathered around a Christmas tree alongside family singing holiday classics and family favorites of all genres. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, the 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist has moved to Nashville and become a road warrior performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay. His single The Difference is available now https://www.tylerrich.com/