Give it up for your Midwest Fire Fest headliner!


Dead Horses

8:00 pm-8:45 pm
9:15 pm-10pm

Dead Horses weave together a sweet patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span trad roots, indie-folk, and other experimental musical idioms. Freeform musicality with composed approaches. Thematically, the songs are personal, revelatory, and relatable, brimming with imaginative phrases, poetry, vulnerability, and a feeling of redemption. (Photo credit Michelle Bennett)

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1:00 pm-1:40 pm

What We Once Had

What We Once Had is a high school pop-punk band from Lake Mills, Wisconsin that recently scored a finalist spot in Rockonsin, Wisconsin’s youth garage band competition at Summerfest. Come see their set on Saturday and show your support for this up-and-coming band!


2:00 pm-2:45pm

Val Sigal - Power Polka

Roll out that barrel and get your oom-pah-pah on, Val Sigal will be playing his famous accordion on Saturday at Midwest Fire Fest! Na Zdrowie!


3:30 pm-4:30 pm

The Ramble

Based in southern Wisconsin, The Ramble plays country music that takes the audience on a lively ramble through the greats. From classics like Alan Jackson to current stars like Luke Combs to up-and-comers like Ashley Ray, these guys know how to have a good time!

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5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Rare Element

Madison, Wisconsin funk band Rare Element has quickly developed a strong reputation for its high-intensity shows. The band’s highly talented 7-piece roster, including a 3-piece horn section, brings massive energy to the stage at each performance. The band is influenced by classic funk artists such as Fred Wesley, The Meters, Clyde Stubblefield, The Average White Band, and Herbie Hancock.

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