Live Entertainment

Friday April 27th - 4:00 pm - Leinenkugel Pavillion

Sue Orfield Band - Presented by Rooney Farms

Sue has played with many musical greats over the years, including Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson (Heart), Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville, Jo Dee Messina, among others. She tours internationally with several groups, including The Tiptons Sax Quartet (formerly The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet) (Seattle/NYC), and Ellen Whyte (Portland). 

Sue was voted “Best Horn” by the Washington Blues Society for the years 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Her own group, The Sue Orfield Band (SOB), highlights Orfield’s talents as a composer as well as a player. SOB was voted Best Jazz Band in Volume One’s “Best Of The Chippewa Valley 2009” reader poll. (Eau Claire, WI)

Sue makes her home in the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin, and  plays locally with bands from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota, including The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, AcoustiHoo, Catya’s Trio, The Butanes, Deep Water Reunion,  and many more.


Friday April 27th 8:00 pm  -                                                Leinie Lodge/Kwik Trip Party Tent                    

Madison County - Presented by Wipfli


is a 7-piece Country show band, based out of Madison, WI, that has evolved its high energy engaging show, over the years, to stay fresh and unique. They have been voted Local Group of the Year 9 years in a row at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music Awards), Favorite Local Group at the 96.3 Star Country Awards, Country Artist of the Year at the MAMA Awards (Madison Area Music Association), People's Choice Award Winner for 6 years at the WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), Isthmus Readers Favorite Local Country Band, and Madison Magazine's Madison BEST Local Band, 4 years running.  MADISON COUNTY has also been acknowledged with a Meritorious Achievement Award at the MAMA Awards, for raising their incredible fan base to such astronomical numbers.
This group has earned the respect of some of the most talented musicians in the area, along with radio stations and fans alike. They have also shared the stage with many national acts through the years!
Mike Zibell, 4 year Q106 MCMA Male Vocalist of the Year and 96.3 Star Country Male Vocalist of the Year, along with his uncle Augie Zibell, also a winner of the Q106 MCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, give the band blood-rich harmonies.   With those harmonies, is a very talented and versatile group of instrumentalists, which includes,  Kevin Hendrickson on drums, Scott Mitchell on bass, Dan Mahieu on keyboards, Angel Salinas on lead guitar, Mike Zibell on guitar & banjo, and Jess Lex on fiddle & mandolin.

Over the years, MADISON COUNTY has released 3 full CDs ("Diamond In the Rough", "Make My Way Back Home" and "Enjoy the Ride"), as well as a 6-song EP with an Indie Label, out of Nashville, entitled "Perspective".  This self-titled single was voted "Best Country Song" at the MAMA Awards.  The group has sold well over 15,000 CDs and thousands of digital sales of their music, along with 6 local radio releases.
MADISON COUNTY has been privileged to share the stage with many national artists over the years, including, but not limited to: Little Big Town, Sugarland, Montgomery-Gentry, Bake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Gary Alan, Love and Theft, Neal McCoy, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Chris Cagle, Phil Vassar, Bellamy Brothers, Joe Diffie, Dwight Yoakum, David Allan Coe, and Alan Jackson.

Saturday April 28th - 11:00 am -                                Leinenkugel Pavillion 

Sage Leary - Presented by Indianhead Plating

Guitarist/singer-songwriter Sage Leary has emerged as a powerful creative force on the music scene.  A shining, young talent with a fresh new sound, he recorded his instrumental debut album Feel the Sound at the age of 14.  Two years later, Sage recorded his second album, Already There, featuring his talent at vocals, guitar and songwriting. The result is a work of art that fuses together elements of rock, blues, country, Latin and reggae in a style that is uniquely Sage, and leaves the listener cheering for more.  When not writing new material, Sage stays busy playing local shows, private parties, and attending UW Eau Claire. Friend/follow Sage on Facebook, watch him on YouTube, and listen to him on Pandora, iTunes, Spotify & Amazon.

Saturday April 28th - 4:00 pm - Leienkugel Pavallion 

Rockin Ivy - Presented by General Beer


According to Amy Radmann: "The thing about this band is that we have really strong lead singers."




This rock-n-roll band features two female lead vocalists covering artists such at Heart, Janis Joplin, AC/DC, Led Zeplin, Cars, Little Big Town,Carrie Underwood, Pink, Sass Jordan and so much more! and many more.

They are basically a bunch of friends that have played for years and decided to get together. They have played at local venues such as Ted's Timber Lodge, Jake's Supper Club, O'Learys, Wilson Nightclub and various music fests in the area.

Rick Anderson (bass guitar and vocals)
Played in the band Crowded Heads
Mona Rondeau (vocals and keyboards)
Also played in the band Crowded Heads
Amy Radmann (vocals)
Played in the band Amy & The Toy Boys
Peter Kofman (drums)
Most recently played in the band called "Crush"
Corey Van Norman (lead guitar and vocals)

Click below to see their Facebook Page

Saturday, April 28 - 8:00 pm -                                            Leinie Lodge/Kwik Trip Party Tent 

Boogie & the Yo-Yoz - Presented by Northwestern Bank

Boogie & the Yo-Yoz started performing for the masses in 1995 under their original name, Yogi & the Boo Booz. They were named after their drummer’s (Brian Yogerst) nickname. (Not after that pesky bear who steals picnic baskets) Unfortunately, shortly after their inception, they had a little bit of a run in with Hanna-Barbera (Yogi & Boo Boo’s keepers). Thus, the name change. Boogie has played a variety of shows ranging from birthday parties, weddings, and local taverns to regional festivals, opening for national acts, and headlining county and state fairs.


Variety: They are not a Pop band, a Country band, or a Rock band. They are an Everything band. Or I guess you could say a “Pocktry” band?? It’s safe to say, whatever your musical taste, they will have something for you.

Horn Section: Not too many bands are able to boast a 3 piece horn section. This allows them to play a bigger variety of tunes without sacrificing quality. Throw in some choreography and the crowd goes wild.

Everyone Sings: Boogie & the Yo-Yoz prides itself in diversity. They have the ability to cater to all tastes in music due to their vocal and instrumental flexibility.

Production: Every event is different, and they have the resources to accommodate every situation. They travel with a seasoned sound company that has the ability to provide sound and lighting for crowds from 20 to 20,000.

Professionalism: Fun is the biggest perk of their job; however, they do view their performances as jobs and treat every event with the respect that it demands.

Energy: You know that phrase “give 110%”? Well, they invented it. They are always moving, singing, and entertaining. One 30 minute break is all they require for a full four hour show.

“No matter who you are or how your day was, you will have fun with us.”

Boogie & the Yo-Yoz performing at SpringFest 2016

The crowd couldn't get enough!

Sunday April 29th - 11:00 am  - Leinenkugel Pavillion   

Brett Hansen - Presented by RBC Wealth Management

Performing songs from their Minneapolis bands J.Briozo and Swallows, acoustic duo Jeff Crandell and Brett Hansen put their own spin on roots, blues, and Americana”


The Twin Cities-based rock/Americana band Swallows have been described as a “complex combination of American roots and Old World folk music” (Minneapolis City Pages), “Atmospheric Americana” (Curious North), “rootsy punk” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and “a little prog rock, a little classical, a little old Sabbath-type metal, a little Old World folk” (Hymie’s Vintage Records).

Swallows have performed regionally in the Midwest since 2008, including shows with prominent Twin Cities and national acts (Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, The Kopecky Family Band, Venus DeMars and Kevin Bowe). Swallows have also made live appearances on KARE 11 television’s Showcase Minnesota program, KVSC 88.1 FM/UTVS TV’s Monday Night Live and the Institute of Production and Recording’s DIY Series hosted by Kevin Bowe.

Swallows have released two well-received full-length albums and an EP and are currently recording their third full-length album, “In the Shadow of the Seven Stars,” which is set for release in 2017. Swallows’ Americana/roots-oriented “Witching & Divining” (2012) received strong media support in the Twin Cities and rotation on over 160 college and public radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Swallows’ music has also been played on major Twin Cities radio stations, including Cities 97 and 89.3 The Current, where Swallows’ “The Winnowing” received a 5/5 listener rating. 

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Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St
Chippewa Falls, 54729



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