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Outdoor Live Music Event
September 14, 2019: 6 – 10:00 pm

The Corners of Brookfield, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Local Brews & Food

 

2019 Line Up

Goran and Morgan of The Gufs

Started on the gritty but thriving Milwaukee music scene in 1988, Morgan Dawley (guitar), Dejan Kralj (bass), Goran Kralj (vocals, piano, guitar), and Scott Schwebel (drums) – later joined by Brian Pettit (percussion) – The Gufs, were born in a college dorm room. 

Years spent filling clubs around the Midwest, in combination with recording a handful of indie albums made waves on college radio, eventually leading to a major label deal with Atlantic Records in the mid 90s. After two records (“The Gufs” 1995, “Holiday from You” 1999), and extensive touring the band parted ways with Atlantic and went into relative musical seclusion.

The Gufs have reunited only selectively since the early 2000s. In 2006 they released “A Different Sea” on their imprint Red Submarine, followed by a series of outdoor shows with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and a 20th retrospective performance (2008), an induction appearance into the Wisconsin Music Hall of Fame (2012) and most recently for THIRTY, two shows at The Pabst Theater December 29/30, 2018.

Animal Years

Mike McFadden: Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Saladino: Bass
Anthony Spinnato: Drums

“We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike McFadden says of his band’s moniker. “Originally, we just liked the way the phrase sounded. But the more we thought about it, the more it meant to us, and we started saying things like ‘Live your life in animal years.’ If you knew that you’d only be around for a few years, you’d do things differently. That’s how we try to operate as a band; we try to go for it every day, like we’re gonna die tomorrow.”

That level of urgency resonates throughout Far From Home, Animal Years’ first eOne release. The five-song EP — produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and Vance Joy — offers a consistently compelling distillation of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore trio’s irresistibly anthemic, unfailingly uplifting songcraft, which ranges from the fist-pumping infectiousness of “Caroline” to the introspective warmth of “Friends” to the bittersweet buoyancy of “Home (I Was Born).” McFadden’s catchy, emotionally direct songwriting is matched by the band’s exuberant performances, which combine McFadden’s openhearted vocals and surging acoustic guitars with the punchy rhythmic kick of bassist Anthony Saladino and drummer Anthony Spinnato.

Betsy Ade

Betsy Ade is a singer/songwriter from Kenosha, WI and one of the Top 24 on Season 16 of The Voice. She is the lead singer for the cello-infused rock band the Well-Known Strangers. Fronting Well-Known Strangers, Ade’s rich lyrical gifts are essential and her vocal delivery is simply unmatched in contemporary pop/rock music. A proud member of the LGBTQ community, Ade is passionate about cancer research, after losing her mother to Hodgkin’s disease when she was just 9 years old.