Welcome to 2021 Brat Fest Events!

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Road Trip

Bowl-A-Vard Lanes 2121 Springs drive, Madison

This band puts on a real life concert with huge video screens, one of the best light shows, state of the art sound and dedicated musicians and singers who love what they do and it shows. Lights, video, sounds, smoke, dancing and screaming fans create...

David Mazzie

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Born and raised in the Chicago area, David got his first start playing before a live audience almost 30 years ago. He continued to perform in a variety of bands throughout the 80’s and 90’s, playing bass and guitar as well as singing lead and harmony...

Perfect Strangers

Off Broadway Drafthouse 5404 Raywood Road, Madison

We are an acoustic voice/guitar duo from the Madison, WI area. We play stripped down, acoustic arrangements of hit songs of many genres! You will always be able to sing along with us!

Bree Morgan

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Born in Mauston, WI July 20th, music has always been a passion. Starting with her moms 90’s hip hop CD, she knew every word to every song. Then came Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, and many more 90’s country artists to push...

Sam Ness

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

“Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch” -On Wisconsin Radio “…his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers...

Rick Monroe

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Sunspot – Acoustic

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

From investigating haunted concert halls to performing at abandoned hospitals to hitting the stage at a UFO convention, Sunspot doesn’t just sing about adventures, they live them. Writing Dilithium-powered Rock anthems inspired by high strangeness from Arthurian legends to Shadow People, Time Lords to Transylvanians,...

Ron Denson

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Kirstie Kraus

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out there each time she takes the stage. Her sound consists of modern country with a mix of blues, funk and 80’s rock. Kirstie moved to Nashville full-time October of 2017 and then jumped right...

Rick Monroe

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Katie Scullin

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Imagine if Amy Winehouse, Ann Wilson and Gotye’s Kimbra got together (in another dimension) for an hour of laughs and heartfelt tunes. Wisconsin-native Katie Scullin wraps up this unseemly trio with her powerful, classic voice each time she gets behind the mic. But there is something...

Fringe Field

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Madison-based cover band 90's Grunge/Alternative and more http://www.fringefield.com

Kirstie Kraus

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out there each time she takes the stage. Her sound consists of modern country with a mix of blues, funk and 80’s rock. Kirstie moved to Nashville full-time October of 2017 and then jumped right...

VS

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Saddletramp

Yahara Bay Distillery 6250 Nesbitt Road Suite 200, Madison

Sam Ness

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

“Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch” -On Wisconsin Radio “…his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers...

Dakota Tamminga

Daly's Bar & Grill 1086 Emerald terrace, Sun Prairie

Katie Scullin

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

Imagine if Amy Winehouse, Ann Wilson and Gotye’s Kimbra got together (in another dimension) for an hour of laughs and heartfelt tunes. Wisconsin-native Katie Scullin wraps up this unseemly trio with her powerful, classic voice each time she gets behind the mic. But there is something...

Rick Monroe

Yahara Bay Distillery 6250 Nesbitt Road Suite 200, Madison

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Mickey Magnum

Beef Butter BBQ 3001 North Sherman Ave., Madison

Blues rock phenom Mickey Magnum is taking the world by storm with their full length debut studio album “Mayhem” available on CD, iTunes and vinyl in 2018. For nearly a decade the five band mates performed together in various cover bands honing their talents before...

K.T Johnson

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

Expect the unexpected. Their setlist is a mix of traditional acoustic favorites, Top 40 and music comedy. Join us to listen, sing along and have a few laughs. Seriously professional musicians who don't take themselves too seriously

Brian Smith

Off Broadway Drafthouse 5404 Raywood Road, Madison

David Mazzie

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Born and raised in the Chicago area, David got his first start playing before a live audience almost 30 years ago. He continued to perform in a variety of bands throughout the 80’s and 90’s, playing bass and guitar as well as singing lead and harmony...

The Racing Pulses

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

Recognized by fans worldwide and media authorities such as Alternative Press, Paste Music & Daytrotter, and AllMusic, The Racing Pulses have been filling festival grounds and venues since 2012 with their catchy and intelligent rock music. A well-received EP in 2014 and news of electrifying...

Michael Alexander & Big Whiskey

Yahara Bay Distillery 6250 Nesbitt Road Suite 200, Madison

Michael Alexander & Big Whiskey is "Middle-Western Rock" a blend of Southern Rock, Country Rock, Rock and Outlaw Country

Kirstie Kraus

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out there each time she takes the stage. Her sound consists of modern country with a mix of blues, funk and 80’s rock. Kirstie moved to Nashville full-time October of 2017 and then jumped right...

J. Austin Ellis

Daly's Bar & Grill 1086 Emerald terrace, Sun Prairie

The Rotation

Club LaMark 1525 N Stoughton Rd, Madison

The Rotation is a dynamic 6-piece Sax Rock band from Madison, WI. They play a wide range of genres including rock, funk, pop and R&B and when blended together it creates their own unique sound. They’ll play anything that'll get you moving your feet!

Pacific Coast Highway

Essen Haus Restaurant and Bar 514 E Wilson St., Madison

Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is a band of five seasoned musicians that invite the audience on a road trip back to when music was free and easy. Influenced by the music of the early ‘70s that wafted out of Laurel Canyon in the hills of...

Sunspot Duo

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

From investigating haunted concert halls to performing at abandoned hospitals to hitting the stage at a UFO convention, Sunspot doesn’t just sing about adventures, they live them. Writing Dilithium-powered Rock anthems inspired by high strangeness from Arthurian legends to Shadow People, Time Lords to Transylvanians,...

Rick Monroe

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Jamie Fontaine and The Level

Beef Butter BBQ 3001 North Sherman Ave., Madison

Jamie Fontaine – guitar/vocals Colby Peters – drums Joseph Weise – bass Original rock n’ roll at its finest!

IMOK

The East Side Club 3735 Monona Dr, Madison

Taylor & Von

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Shawn Schell

Daly's Bar & Grill 1086 Emerald terrace, Sun Prairie

Seilies

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

3-piece alternative metal band based in Madison, Wisconsin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bc7UG7O33U

Kelly Roose

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Kelly is a local artist from Waunakee, WI. She grew up in Warrens, WI and music has always been a part of her life. Singing is in her bones, it’s as much a part of her as breathing air. Kelly has a calming voice with...

Mickey Magnum

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

Blues rock phenom Mickey Magnum is taking the world by storm with their full length debut studio album “Mayhem” available on CD, iTunes and vinyl in 2018. For nearly a decade the five band mates performed together in various cover bands honing their talents before...

PTO

The East Side Club 3735 Monona Dr, Madison

Out from the rolling hills and quiet hollers of Iowa County where the seeds were planted has risen a new musical group, Power Take Off. PTO was formed from the black sheep of bands past who were put out to pasture in the prime, performing...

Redbud

Beef Butter BBQ 3001 North Sherman Ave., Madison

"Redbud" is the brainchild of longtime Madison/Minneapolis drummer Mark Munn. His love of alt-country artists such as Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks and others inspired him to create a band in that vein. He reached out to guitar virtuoso Jason Phelps and veteran bass player...

Michael Brooks

Daly's Bar & Grill 1086 Emerald terrace, Sun Prairie

David Mazzie

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

Born and raised in the Chicago area, David got his first start playing before a live audience almost 30 years ago. He continued to perform in a variety of bands throughout the 80’s and 90’s, playing bass and guitar as well as singing lead and harmony...

Shelley Faith

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

"Best of Madison" Entertainer of the Year 2014-Madison Magazine, PILOT "Best of Madison" Rock/Meta

Jacob Vance

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Fit to be Tied

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

All our own original country, something old, new, borrowed and blue.

Ron Denson

Bristled Boar Saloon & Grill 2611 Branch St, Middleton

Michael Alexander & Big Whiskey

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

Michael Alexander & Big Whiskey is "Middle-Western Rock" a blend of Southern Rock, Country Rock, Rock and Outlaw Country

35 South

Beef Butter BBQ 3001 North Sherman Ave., Madison

Singer/guitarist Chad Kaltenberg performed as an opening act for country stars like Randy Houser, Billy Currington, and David Alan Coe. He soon realized that he loved performing and the stage is where he belonged. So, after moving to Wisconsin from his home in Texas and...

The Hounds

The East Side Club 3735 Monona Dr, Madison

The Hounds are: Dan Mahieu, David Maier, Joey McCloskey, Michael Tully and Lane Venden. They are a new band out of Wisconsin that have been together on and off in many different bands for the last 30 years. Here’s a few you probably have seen...

Invisible Cartoons

Essen Haus Restaurant and Bar 514 E Wilson St., Madison

Invisible Cartoons blends catchy melodies, intoxicating voices, bounce-inducing beats, dynamic guitar/bass rhythms, spine-tingling keytar riffs, and dramatic wordplay about love, friendship, and fun. The band includes Chris Shern (lead vocals), Jeff Goluszka (drums & backup vocals), Ryan Caldwell (keytar & backup vocals), Ryan Worthy (bass...

Rick Monroe

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Kirstie Kraus

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out there each time she takes the stage. Her sound consists of modern country with a mix of blues, funk and 80’s rock. Kirstie moved to Nashville full-time October of 2017 and then jumped right...

Mars Hall

Quiveys Grove 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

Exciting, new original rock band, Mars Hall is taking the midwest by storm with its fresh take on classic guitar rock. In the first year alone, Mars Hall has played some of the biggest stages in the area including: Summerfest in Milwaukee, Bratfest in Madison and...

Mad City Funk

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

We bring the Classic Funk -- together we can make a difference! Mad City Funk, based in Madison, WI, plays classic Funk, R&B, Soul, and Blues with power and finesse.

Kelly Roose

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Kelly is a local artist from Waunakee, WI. She grew up in Warrens, WI and music has always been a part of her life. Singing is in her bones, it’s as much a part of her as breathing air. Kelly has a calming voice with...

Shawn Schell

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

David Mazzie

The Thirsty Goat 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg

Born and raised in the Chicago area, David got his first start playing before a live audience almost 30 years ago. He continued to perform in a variety of bands throughout the 80’s and 90’s, playing bass and guitar as well as singing lead and harmony...

Andrew David

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Redbud

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

"Redbud" is the brainchild of longtime Madison/Minneapolis drummer Mark Munn. His love of alt-country artists such as Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks and others inspired him to create a band in that vein. He reached out to guitar virtuoso Jason Phelps and veteran bass player...

Derek Jones

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Strong, steadfast and country to his core, Derek Jones is a relentless country-rock outlaw harboring a principled character and deep-rooted respect for people and our nation. After serving in the United States Navy, Jones picked up a guitar and never looked back. From appearing on...

Nick Venturella

Cambridge Market Cafe 217 W Main Street, Cambridge

Nick Venturella provides original acoustic folk/pop music about life’s ups and downs underscored by a spirit of hope.

K.T Johnson

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Expect the unexpected. Their setlist is a mix of traditional acoustic favorites, Top 40 and music comedy. Join us to listen, sing along and have a few laughs. Seriously professional musicians who don't take themselves too seriously

35 South

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Singer/guitarist Chad Kaltenberg performed as an opening act for country stars like Randy Houser, Billy Currington, and David Alan Coe. He soon realized that he loved performing and the stage is where he belonged. So, after moving to Wisconsin from his home in Texas and...

King Sies Fries

Club LaMark 1525 N Stoughton Rd, Madison

A talented duo that consists of two singer/songwriters/guitar players Doug and Bob, who met each other when a group of song writers got together and have been playing on and off together for over 20 years.

IMOK

The Thirsty Goat 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg

7000apart

Boulder Brewpub 950 Kimball Lane, Verona

7000apart is the husband-and-wife duo of Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin. Their story began when Amelie left her hometown of Stockholm, Sweden to attend high school as an exchange student in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was there where she met Jon and they fell in...

Rick Monroe

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Rick Monroe is a country music singer/songwriter and road warrior who enjoys bringing his music directly to the people. His music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He’s been...

Morningstar

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Morningstar is a metal band drawing influences from thrash metal, classic rock and modern rock. When you put all of this together it creates the unique and powerful sound, that is, Morningstar. Amber, Brandon & Dave Symphonic - Melodic - Heavy Metal You can stream...

Marques Morel Music

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

Marques Morel is a Midwestern American songwriter/folksinger, guitar-strummer/harmonica wailer, Street-performer/wandering troubadour, itinerant woodcutter/migrant worker, and a friend to all. He has performed everywhere from big city street corners around the world, to county fairs and festivals, to dingy bars, listening rooms and theaters. Known for...

Sunspot

The Thirsty Goat 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg

From investigating haunted concert halls to performing at abandoned hospitals to hitting the stage at a UFO convention, Sunspot doesn’t just sing about adventures, they live them. Writing Dilithium-powered Rock anthems inspired by high strangeness from Arthurian legends to Shadow People, Time Lords to Transylvanians,...

Shelley Faith

Karben4 Brewing 3698 Kinsman Blvd, Madison

"Best of Madison" Entertainer of the Year 2014-Madison Magazine, PILOT "Best of Madison" Rock/Meta

Michael Brooks

Breakwater 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona

Autumn Reverie

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Autumn Reverie is an explosive post-grunge band out of Madison, WI. They are known for their high energy performances no matter what the crowd or venue size. Autumn Reverie has seen success after their self-titled release including local radio play and having the pleasure to...

PTO

The Thirsty Goat 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg

Out from the rolling hills and quiet hollers of Iowa County where the seeds were planted has risen a new musical group, Power Take Off. PTO was formed from the black sheep of bands past who were put out to pasture in the prime, performing...

Mickey Magnum

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Blues rock phenom Mickey Magnum is taking the world by storm with their full length debut studio album “Mayhem” available on CD, iTunes and vinyl in 2018. For nearly a decade the five band mates performed together in various cover bands honing their talents before...

Left of Reason

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

Left of Reason was formed in early 2006 in Brodhead, WI. They play straight-forward rock and are self-proclaimed loud-mouthed, beer enthusiasts.

Revolution X

Funk's Pub 5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg

From Janesville Wisconsin, Revolution-X’s sound is In-Your-Face Midwest Metal. Their all-original music and engaging live shows get the audience up on their feet and their hearts racing. The music will excite all rock/metal fans, the live performances are unforgettable and full of electrifying energy and will have you looking for ways to get...

The Krause Family Band

Hope & A Future 111 Inc 3440 S Highpoint Road, Madison

Winners of the 2019 Best of Madison Gold, The Krause Family Band is a roots/Americana four piece known for their organic sound and close family harmonies. Playing original music and covers ranging from The Mills Brothers to Alison Krauss and Tom Waits, their heartfelt renditions...

Beth Kille

Johnnys Italian Steakhouse (East) 1200 S Grand Ave, Sun Prairie

Beth Kille is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Madison, WI who has been performing her original music since 2000. In addition to performing with the Beth Kille Band, she is also a member of the trio Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets and the band Kerosene Kites....