Main Stage Lineup - 2013
8:00 PM-9:30 PM
3 time ACM nominee
The Lost Trailers just came off of their 5th top forty in the past 4 years. The new single will be released this summer titled "Going Down Tonight". Expect a fun and exciting summer tour from The Lost Trailers this year.
The Lost Trailers is a country music project of songwriter/producer Stokes Nielson. Nielson's first record using the name The Lost Trailers was an album entitled "The Story of the New Age Cowboy" which was discovered by Willie Nelson in the spring of 2000. Nelson was so impressed with the album that he invited The Lost Trailers to perform at his legendary 4th of July Picnic.
Using that show and others with Nelson as a launching pad, The Lost Trailers rose from a hard touring regional act to snagging 3 ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others.
Buoyed by Nielson's songwriting, which was also being noticed by other artists- he was one of the few outside songwriters on Grammy Award recipient Zac Brown Band's Double Platinum Album "The Foundation"- The Lost Trailers were recognized by Mediabase as the most played new country band of 2008.
The Lost Trailers continued touring through 2010, first as opener for Tim McGraw's attendance shattering tour with Lady Antebellum, then as a part of the Inaugural Country Throwdown Tour with Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.
In 2011, following the lead of artists like ZBB, The Lost Trailers began launching singles as an independent act, opting out of their deal with Sony Records Nashville. Taking on vocalist Jason Wyatt, and adding power to the band by putting Charles Longoria as lead guitarist and band leader, The Lost Trailers hammered the road. They were the only wholly independent act(no ties to major labels through promotion or distribution) in country music to field two Top 40 singles in 2012, the anthemic "Underdog" and the barn-burning "American Beauty".
In 2013, Nielson was tapped to produce music for the June Carter Cash biopic "Ring Of Fire", starring Jewel. Nielson brought in TLT guitarist Charles Longoria, bassist Jimmy Lykens, and drummer Eric Flores to provide the soundtrack for all the June Carter Cash(as adult) and Johnny Cash recordings. The Lost Trailers are set to begin their 2013 summer tour in Mid-May.
"Holler Back" "How bout You Don't" "Underdog" "American Beauty"
4:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sigmund Snopek has been a dominant figure on the international musical scene since the late 1960s. Whether exercising his prodigious skills as composer, solo performer, bandleader, multi-instrument sideman or orchestrator, Snopek continues to share his creative spark with audiences across the country.
Snopek music is rich and lyrical, drawing from four decades of professional expertise in most major American musical styles. His catalog boasts over 300 original songs, ranging from top 40 through progressive rock to jazz.
He has traveled internationally with the Violent Femmes, and been featured on recordings by many well-known artists including the Femmes, Tom Paxton, and many more.
Whether classical or rock, jazz or commercial, Snopek music is characterized by a strong melodic element that provides the basis to audience enjoyment. Each composition is distinct and memorable.
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Ethan Keller is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was voted Best Solo Artist in the 2011 Milwaukee Music Awards, and Best Pop Artist in the 2011 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards.
The founder and former front man of the eclectic funk-rock outfit, Greenscene(voted Best Rock Band in Jim Beam's 2001 National Band Search), Ethan is known for his originality, diversity, and depth. Musically and professionally, Keller wears many hats. He has been promoting and performing since 1993, and has made appearances at prestigious venues in nearly 30 states. Keller has sold over 10,000 records.
Keller's 2010 EP entitled Profit, was co-produced by two-time Grammy winnerTed Greenberg, and has aired on over 250 college stations nationwide, debuting in the top 5 CMJ adds in some markets. Ethan's music is in heavy rotation at WYMS 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, and has showcased on other commercial, college, public, satellite, and Internet stations globally.
Keller's songs are featured on Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Zune, MySpace, and LaLa, as well as on cable and network television (NBC, MTV, Discovery).
Ethan spent most of 2012 recording, touring, playing residencies in Milwaukee, and raising his son. His new album is set for release spring 2013, and tour dates will be announced.
Marching Bands from Parade
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Marching bands from the gigantic Fish Day parade perform in the Main Stage area.
Lodging for our out-of-town bands provided by:
Hampton Inn & Suites
2633 Washington Street
Grafton, Wisconsin, USA, 53024