Last year about this time we told you about a concert being organized in Wisconsin for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We’ve just received word that October 6, 2007 is the date for the 2nd Annual event.
The venue has changed this year, as the one day event has grown in scope. The benefit will be held in Wehr Hall on the campus of Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI this year. The event has grown to include the sponsorship of The Reiman Foundation and Northwestern Mutual.
The line up has also evolved since last year. Two of the same bands will be performing again this year, with the addition of two other regional bands and one national act. Here’s the line up.
- The James King Band – headlining
- The Liberty Bluegrass Band (including event organizer James Brocksmith on banjo)
- Sawdust Symphony
- Lucky Break
- Jefferson County Bluegrass
James comments on some of the activities surrounding the event this year.
This year’s festival will have plenty of jamming, concessions and silent auction. We are in a larger venue and will have excellent sound provided by Steve Klein. We will be on WTMJ’s (NBC) Morning Blend program September 20 (9-10 AM) talking of the show and performing one or two numbers.
This festival is growing this year and people are bending over backwards to help out and make this a bluegrass success!
For more information about the genesis of this event, be sure to read last year’s post.
Advance tickets are available now at the discounted price of $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit the event website for more information.