Mid West Music Fest Lineup Released

Mid West Music Fest has released the full line up for the 2018 edition of the festival that will take place in La Crosse on April 13-14 and in Winona April 27-28. The multi-venue, multi-genre festival will host everything from local stand-outs, to regional favorites, and nationally touring bands.

Some highlights for the 2018 fest include the return of Nashville’s The Blackfoot Gypsies who blend 1970s-era Rolling Stones melodies with the rock-n-roll swagger of The Black Crowes; the 1940s meets the 21st century three-part harmonies of the female trio that heads up New Paltz, New York band Upstate Rubdown; Milwaukee’s absolutely spell-binding synth-rock band GGOOLLDD; to San Francisco, Grateful Dead connected Midnight North. Additional regional powerhouses include Minneapolis’ critically acclaimed Erik Koskinen, Night Moves, McNasty Brass Band, and Bad Bad Hats, to Duluth stalwarts Charlie Parr, and The Black-eyed Snakes, to Madison’s People Brothers Band, to Chicago’s new wave of jazz – jam fusion acts Mungion and Marbin.

The festival has become a smorgasbord of discovery for young and old over the past nine years. An opportunity for locals to see bands that inevitably blow up and start playing huge rooms and larger festivals.


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