The 2014 Band Lineup
The Closing Act
The parades of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras season are immersive experiences, even for spectators. The eyes are dazzled by a riot of colors, masks and costumes and streamers in bright green and gold. Marching bands fill the air with thundering drums, joyous brass, and playful woodwinds. Undulating revelers dance through the streets. For a few moments, the senses reel…
And then what? Will there be another parade? When? How soon?
These were questions Theresa Andersson found herself asking amidst the stillness that followed in the wake of one such parade in 2010. She had just returned home to New Orleans, after countless months of touring in support of her 2008 album, Hummingbird, Go!. Now, standing in the empty street, after being unexpectedly lifted aloft by this passing celebration, then set back down just as suddenly, life felt particularly poignant-and full of possibilities.
“When I’m experiencing a moment of happiness or excitement, that doesn’t inspires me to write,” Andersson explains. “I’m just living in that moment. And if I’m really sad or angry, that’s not the time to be creative, either. It’s the spaces in between that are interesting, and that’s what this moment between parades represented.”
Date, Time and Place
The Driftless Music Festival is a Free yearly event happening during the peak of Summer. Mark your calendars for July 18, 2015!
Viroqua Wisconsin lies the Driftless Region also known as the Ocooch mountains. The region is known for it’s hilly terrain, fertile soil, Organic farming, Sustainable Energy and Living initiatives, incredible Dairy, meandering rivers and creeks, hiking, angling, skiing, canoeing, excellent maple syrup, the annual Harvest Parade, and of course the Wild West Days featuring Pig Wrasslin’.
Springing forth from this primal recipe the Driftless Music Festival is a free yearly event happening at the peak of Summer. Held in Viroqua’s Eckhart Park this year’s event promises to be the best yet!
Date, Time, and Place:
- July 18th 2015
- 1 pm to 10 pm
- Eckhart Park
- Viroqua Wisconsin
- Admission is Free!
While you’re here you might want to check out the following:
- Driftless Angler
- Driftless Cafe
- Viroqua Food Coop
- Parrish Music
- Rooted Spoon
- Driftless Books
- Driftless Folk School
- Bramble Books
- Farmer’s Market
- The Ark
- Viroqua Public Market
- Viroqua Heritage Inn
- McIntosh Library
- Viking Inn Supper Club
- The Cheese Corner
- Dave’s Pizza
2014 Festival Sponsors
The Driftless Music Festival is faced with many up-front expenses necessary to produce a first rate festival. Your support will help us secure the music artists needed. Your business will receive significant goodwill advertising, publicity, and branding opportunities and VIP accommodations, if needed. Funding for the arts in Wisconsin is problematic, and there is never enough for music festivals like ours. With your donation, you will ensure that our community will continue to enjoy the positive influence of music in their lives—you are making a difference!
Sponsorship of the Driftless Music Festival at any level is a tax deductible donation to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Fourthstream.net.
Levels of sponsorship are as follows:
- $10 to $249 Friends of The Festival
- $250 to $499 Founder
- $500 to $999 Patron
- $1000 to $1999 Major Sponsor
- $2000 and over Sustaining Sponsor
All business sponsors are mentioned on our website. Sponsors of $500 or more will be placed in our Featured Sponsor website section (rotating) and their logos will be placed on our posters and advertising materials. We have two sponsor billboards at the festival entry points and sponsorship levels are noted on each billboard. Major Sponsors get special mention from the stage. Sustaining Sponsors have the ability to sponsor individual performers.
In 2014 we had over 70 individual donors. No contribution is too small. You can help to keep Driftless Music Festival a vibrant event. Click here for donation information.