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Our 49th year will be filled with amazing performers for your entertainment


The Bands


Bongzilla

Bongzilla is a stoner metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. As of 2015 the band had reunited after a six-year hiatus and embarked upon a North American tour.

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Natty Nation

Natty Nation’s unique pedigree of a Midwest home base and artistic openness has helped the posse foster a signature sound. The group describes themselves as hard roots rock reggae because in addition to their honest and authentic roots reggae foundation, their embrace of soul, rock, and funk is undeniable. Natty Nation is also influenced by such diverse geniuses as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Living Colour, Earth Wind and Fire, Fishbone, and Bad Brains.

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Soul Symmetry

In October of 2016, five local musicians came together to form Soul Symmetry. With a combined sound of Blues, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, and Psychadelic Rock, Soul Symmetry is sure to get you moving. Soul Symmetry focuses on the feeling. Focus on how the music brings out emotions. Bands that have had big influence are The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd, Santana, Gov't Mule, Phish, Bob Marley, etc. In October of 2017 they put out their first EP self titled Soul Symmetry. With many shows and festivals around the midwest under their belt, they plan to start recording a full length album to release by fall of 2019. Thanks for the endless love and support. May we all grow together on this journey.

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Earth to Clark

Earth to Clark is a fresh, positive, uplifting band based out of Beloit, WI. Incorporating elements of Funkadelic, Rock, Reggae and Hippie Hip Hop, Earth to Clark celebrates a dynamic sound that draws a wide variety of audience members.

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The Earthlings

The Earthlings are a group of musicians with a knack for the eclectic. Born in a Madison basement in the winter of 2010, the collective began as a group of friends expressing themselves through musical experimentation. Within a year, it expanded from one recording of a few people to an album of sixteen musical collages called, “Earth”, featuring the contributions of a dozen musicians and a core group of five members. The formation of The Earthlings itself is reflective of their sound: malleable, multi-polar, and evolutionary. With a base rooted in groove and dynamism, the music traverses the genres of the 50’s to the present era, exploring early rock n’ roll drive and folk swing with a neo-reggae and electronic elements. ​

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Sista Sensi and The Buds

Sista Sensi has lived and performed in Jamaica for over 40 years. She has shared stages and recorded with the toppa top of reggae super-stars including King Yellowman, Daddy URoy, Big Youth, Cutty Ranks, Josey Wales and countless more. Sensi learned to chat Patwah and sing reggae while imprisoned in Jamaica, first at the notorious “14” Barnett St. in MoBay and finally at “GP”, General Penitentiary in ’75 for possession of ganja. She adopted her name in defiance of this and is a fierce proponent of legalisation of herb. She wrote her song “14” about this experience. A regular on the music scene in Negril, Kingston and Montego Bay, Sensi is well- known in Jamaica and her songs are played internationally. She tours the US in summers and winters in Yaad.

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SNAFU

SNAFU features members of The People Brothers Band, The Grasshoppers, The Rotation and more... playing original music with notes of rock, jam, funk and face melting mind bending...

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FlowPoetry

FlowPoetry has appeared at over 70 Midwest and East Coast Music and Arts festivals. He is the first poet to be featured as a member of The Homegrown Music Network's roster of artists.

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The Bellybutton Club

The Bellybutton Club consists of Johnny © Wood on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Lucas Trilling on Keys and Vocals, Timothy Robert on Bass, and Kyle O'Hara on Percussion. The Bellybutton Club is a fresh new sound on the Madison scene featuring mostly original music.

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Civil Engineers

The Civil Engineers are a rock and soul band based in Madison, WI. Drawing from a broad spectrum of influences ranging from Tower of Power to Vulfpeck, TCE delivers lively original dance music that attracts live music fans of all genres. Molly Fish’s soaring vocals are underscored by one of Madison’s funkiest rhythm sections and hard-hitting horns to produce their signature groove. Their second EP, ‘#’, won the Madison Area Music Award for Best Pop/R&B Album in 2018. They are currently performing throughout the midwest.

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Modern Joey

A 4-piece rock band from Milwaukee, WI, doing their best to bridge the musical gap between the 1970s and today.

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Spare Change Trio

Milwaukee’s own Spare Change Trio, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian Yidaki (didgeridoo) into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.

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