Wurst Times Festival 5: “Right to Wurst;” Complete Lineup Announced

Features 22 Apr 2015

wtf v logoWurst Times Festival 5: “Right to Wurst;” Complete Lineup Announced

Wurst Times Festival V will take place on Saturday, May 23rd running from 11 am – 7 pm. The festival will once again be located at the 701 East Washington complex with two indoor stages and an outdoor stage. The musical lineup (see below) is a broad range of talent and is quite impressive.


Wurst Times is locally run by caring individuals and raises funds for local groups. WTF focuses on sweet harmony rather than cacophony of divisiveness and we want everyone to be able to afford to participate and celebrate Wisconsin unity. Wurst Times Festival is a working class benefit. The charitable beneficiaries this year will be the Madison Area Music Association and Second Harvest Food Bank. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted and will get you a reduced entry which is suggested $10 donation.


The fifth annual Wurst Times Festival showcases the genius of many Madison bands on multiple stages. The High Noon Saloon will feature your favorite MAMA musicians while The Brass Ring stage will feature local singer-songwriters and acoustic acts. The outdoor stage will captivate with great performances from a variety of musical acts.


WTF V will feature locally made, flavorful brats from Hosely’s Meats. Vegetarians can also satiate their appetites with Tofurky brats. Want a pick-me-up in the morning? Arrive early for free JavaCat coffee.

Brats will be priced at an affordable $3 (or 2 for $5) and event beer is $4. The venues will also be open and offering their full range of products.


Organizer Rodney Knocke is to be commended for his years of hard work in building this event from a small get-together in a park to a lively, fun and meaningful act that showcases plenty of local talent. Other sponsors include Heid Music, Amsterdam and Pacific Cycle who are donating a bicycle to be raffled.


Here is the full lineup of performances:


MAMA/High Noon Stage


11:15am-12pm Richard Wiegel

12:15pm-1pm Post Social

1:15pm-2pm Oh My Love

2:15pm-3pm Dolores

3:15pm-4pm Beth Kille

4:15pm-5pm The Mascot Theory

5:15pm-6pm Stop the Clock


Brass Ring Stage


11:30am-12:15pm Dennis John Glanville

12:30pm-1:15pm Karen Wheelock

1:30pm-2:15pm Teddy Davenport

2:30pm-3:15pm Ida Jo

3:30pm-4:15pm Gabe Burdulis

4:30pm-5:15pm Dave Sweeney

5:30pm-6:15pm Amos Moses with Doug Brown


Outdoor Stage


11am-11:45am The Sills

12pm-12:45pm A Minute Jack Forum

1pm-1:45pm The Rascal Theory

2pm-2:45pm Sky Urchin

3pm-3:45pm The Old Speed

4pm-4:45pm The Getaway Drivers

5pm-5:45pm Underdogs from Outerspace

6pm-6:45pm Rodeo Bums

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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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