The Cashton Live on Main Street event is coming up on June 15-16. Patrick Brueggen, planning committee member, explained what you can expect.
Cashton's Live On Main Street Music Festival is set to return to downtown Cashton, June 15-16. The 2-day event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday with a Johnny Cash tribute show and a rockabilly show performed by the Liam Ford Band. The cost of admission is $8.00 and food and refreshments will be available.
On Saturday, festivities begin on Main & Broadway Streets at 10 am with a classic car show. The cars will be on display along Broadway Street adjacent to the Cashton Municipal Library.
Music will start at 12 pm. There will be 5 bands on 2 stages for uninterrupted musical entertainment. The bands and start times are:
12-2 Pigtown Fling - Bluegrass, Americana, Irish, Swing and Acoustic Blues string band entertaining the La Crosse and Western Wisconsin Driftless Region.
2-4 High Mileage - A Viroqua-based 1980s and 1990s rock cover band playing hits from Billy Joel to ZZ Top. The band is a five-piece ensemble composed of LeVon "Spanky" Felton on drums, Tim Severson on lead guitar, Jess Peckham on keyboard, Ann Christoffer on bass and Tom Lohr on vocals.
4-6 La Realeza Del Sur ( The Royalty of the South) - From Arcadia, WI, the band is composed of Eight Mexican musicians born in Oaxaca, Michoacan and Hidalgo, Mexico. Very lively and entertaining!
6-8 Liam Ford Band - From Milwaukee, a 2008 WAMI Award winner of the Best Rockabilly Band! The Liam Ford Band combines the musicianship of 4 of the most respected players, who provide a high energy rockabilly show which pleases the crowd and gets everyone up and dancing.
8-11:30 Pop Rocks - The featured band, Pop ROCKS is not just a band; they are a HIGH ENERGY LIVE MUSIC SHOW that plays the BIGGEST DANCE PARTY HITS made to fill the floor! Pop ROCKS brings you the best of today's hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip-hop, pop country, party rock and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a PARTY ZONE format! Pop ROCKS is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an Arena Rock extravaganza!
Pre-sale tickets for Saturday's show are $10 and available at Hansen's IGA, Mitbys, Bank of Cashton, Cashton Building Supply, and WCCU all in Cashton. They are also available in Westby at the Zzip Stop. Admission at the gate on Saturday is $15.
Food vendors at this year's festival will serve a wide variety of tasty options including prime rib sandwiches, tacos, burritos, mini donuts, pork tenderloin dinners, kettle korn, and maple candies and confections,
The event will be held rain or shine and there is a fee for admission. The event is being held in cooperation with the Cashton Area Development Corporation and all proceeds will be used for community improvement projects.
For more information: www.cashtonliveonmain.com or on Facebook at Cashton's Live on Main Street Festival.