2011 Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest Announced

Recent News 22 Aug 2011

Harmonious and WORT Present

The Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival

Friday September 16 and Saturday, September 17, 2011

at Art In The Barn
5927 Adams Rd, Fitchburg, Madison WI

Tickets are now on sale!

Featured bands

  • Robin Nolan Trio – back by popular demand – a festival favorite – direct from Amsterdam
  • Ameranouche !!! – acoustic gypsy jazz power trio – two-time winner of Best of New Hampshire awards as well as being veterans of the famed Newport Jazz Festival.
  • Jessica Fichot – Chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French/Chinese/American heritage and her youth in Paris to create a delicious blend of French chanson, gypsy jazz and international folk.
  • Harmonious Wail – the award winning founders of this amazing festival return. Gypsy swinging, torch singing and Wailin’more than ever !
  • more TBA

The Schedule

7 – 8pm – Ameranouche
8:20 – 9:20 – H Wail
9:40 – 10:40 – Robin Nolan Trio
10:45 – ? Gypsy Campfire jam

12:30 – 2:30 – workshops TBA
3 – 3:50 – Ameranouche
4 – 4:50 – Jessica Fichot
5 – 5:50 – Robin Nolan Trio
6:45- 7 :35 H Wail
7:45- 8:35 Ameranouche
9 – 9:50 – Jessica Fichot
10 – 11 – Robin Nolan Trio
11 – ? Gypsy Campfire jam

Thanks to our fine sponsors:

Base Consulting LLC

Isthmus Publications

Sooper Dooper

Heartland Credit Union
Wort 89.9 FM
The Brink Lounge
The Concourse Hotel

Gayfeather Fabrics


Vom Fass USA

K&K Sound

Acoustic Image Amps

Kanile’a Ukuleles

Connolly Music

Thomastik Strings

private and/or group lessons are available – contact Sims
As always there will be food & drink available thanks to Peoples Bakery
Fine artist display/sale Saturday on the grounds – bring a picnic – spend the day
Tickets available at www.midwestgypsyswingfest , at ticket outlets and from Sims on July 5,2011
Gypsy campfire jams each night after the concerts – bring your instrument!
sims@wail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 608-658-6988

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Rick Tvedt

Rick is publisher of Local Sounds Magazine, formerly Rick's Cafe, Wisconsin's Regional Music Newspaper. He is also the Executive Director for MAMA, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the Madison Area Music Awards and raises funds to promote youth music programs.

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