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Sugar Maple Folk Fridays: Kendra Swanson & Bone Holler

Bos Meadery, Madison, WI

Join us for Second Folk Friday, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month!

This month we have Kendra Swanson & Bone Holler!

Kendra Swanson is a song-writer and performer of lively, folksome music: frailing banjo, rigorous guitar, soulful strings, and hearty vocals to boot. Her music distinctly embodies a truly Americana sound from (and about) the heartland, with intimate reflections on its flora, fauna, and people.

Bone Holler does dark multiple harmony songs about murder and mayhem.


Kendra at Bonfire Music Fest

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Driftless Music Gardens, Hillsboro, WI

Driftless Music Gardens & The People Brothers Band welcome you to Bonfire Music & Arts Festival. This live music & camping festival is held June 6th-8th at our venue in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Driftless Music Gardens offers a beautiful natural amphitheater on some of the most scenic land in the driftless region. Bonfire Music & Arts Festival host's some of the best local, regional & national bands of all genres. We offer a family friendly environment so fun can be had by all ages. Tickets and information available at driftlessmusicgardens.com.

Bonfire Music & Arts Festival tickets are on sale now at driftlessmusicgardens.com.

Bonfire has the same family friendly vibe as People Fest but offers a extremely diverse music experience by leaning a little towards Soul, Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Folk alongside our typical helping of Jam, Funk & the boogie woogie. Bonfire also features kids music & workshops.

New for this year, Bonfire will introduce additional rotating staging that comes right to your campsites during the day encouraging community building. It also offers more diversity in the way the music is presented and will make for a totally different feel than you’d expect at People Fest.

We’ve moved the weekend of Bonfire one week further into the summer to accommodate the kids and their school schedules. Bonfire is held June 6th-8th and People Fest August 8th-10th. A small number of season passes to both festivals and individual festival tickets are on sale now at driftlessmusicgardens.com.

2019 Music lineup The Motet The People Brothers Band (2nights) Chicago Farmer Eric Tessmer Wheelhouse Armchair Boogie Chickenwire Empire Erik Koskinen Porky's Groove Machine Feed the Dog Joseph Huber Feeding Leroy The Heavy Set Lost Lakes The Family Business Yellow-Bellied Sap Suckers Joe & Vicki Price The Monsters of Grass Wurk Craig Baumann & The Story Pat Ferguson & The Sundown Sound Driveaway Thriftdwellers Stanton West The Material Boys Gin Mill Hollow Medicine Brothers Flow Poetry Kendra Swanson Deece Productions tribute to Willy/Waylon/Cash & The Hanks Slippery People Tribute to The Talking Heads Kid Fun Music Parade

2019 sponsors included Branded Image - Wisconsin Public Radio - WORT -Pearl Street Brewery - WRJC- KQAL- WDRT- Supercharge Foods - Lanke Farms - Stalzy's - Up North Bar - Thunder Showers - There is still plenty of time for your company to get invloved as well.

Visit Driftlessmusicgardens.com for details


Kendra at Riverwest FemFest

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Company Brewing, Milwaukee, WI

As a part of the Annual Riverwest FemFest in Milwaukee:

COMPANY BREWING (DAY ONE) 735 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 venue wheelchair accessible
2PM - 2AM $10

2:00 Kati Katchever 2:30 Kendra Swanson 3 :00 Ghost in The Good Thing 3:30 Duzt 4:00 Nickel&Rose 4:30 crimesXnature
5:30 Auti Marie
6:00 TBA 6:30 WAVY V 7:00 Gentle Brontosaurus 7:30 Amanda Huff (Full Band) 9:00 Motes 10:00 L'Resorts 11:00 Saebra & Carlyle 12:00 Plague Walker 12:30 DJ DRiPSweat


FARM Conference

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Grand Rapids, MI

Playing a DJ Showcase with WPR Simply Folk's Dan Robinson, and networking with the midwest folk music scene. Come say hi. :)


Long Mama with Kendra Swanson

The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee, WI

KENDRA SWANSON is an independent folk music performer and songwriter. With strong, expressive vocals and energetic instrumentation, she applies a timeless sound to original compositions written from (and about) the American heartland. It has been described as "soulful," "homey," "sincere," and "heartfelt," delivered with a passionate voice that cuts through the loudest of bars (and the hardest of hearts).


LONG MAMA will take you on a honeymoon to the Badlands and leave you there with no map. Long Mama will carry you across the backwaters of broken minds and untamable hearts. Long Mama will tuck you in under high plains stars while she drinks all of your bad rosé. Milwaukee singer-songwriter Kat Wodtke leads a powerful cast including Andrew Koenig (guitar), Nick Lang (percussion), Gavin Hardy (bass), and Eva Nimmer (vocals) on this western journey of wide open spaces and tight spots, each song shimmering with honesty, heart, and grit.


21+ / $7 door charge. Featured cocktails and drink specials.


The Well Pennies with Kendra Swanson

Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville, WI

FREE tickets here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2xQO1Pw&h=ATNQYjXWctXi6ZaK-F730kYVhDUKxGyAVKpPoL_rFX-42dgoIPTP8VBWVl7mDWlFSkK5e2k8tnLRupVPQug21DKWR0TqU5MSYGDTI1BgYSWzgcU7Yis5aQ&s=1 Turning 50 has got us feeling ready to boogie! So in celebration of Riveredge Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we’re throwing a FREE two-part concert series, starting with a very special performance by The Well Pennies on August 9. This husband and wife folk duo has been blowing up nationally, with their incredible harmonies and lush arrangements receiving critical acclaim and lots of new fans. Come experience The Well Pennies magic all while surrounded by the magic of Riveredge's 379 acres of wild Wisconsin! You also won't want to miss the concert opener, Kendra Swanson. Not only is Kendra an incredible environmental educator here at Riveredge, she's also an incredible musician with a voice and musical style you won't soon forget!