Acoustic Fest

Acoustic Fest


I encourage all my local friends to go to this event. It goes all day. The early music is kid friendly, the evening might get a bit naughty. Probably party time at Kathie's Stage Door Pub across from the library afterwards. I used to go every year until my chronic pain got really bad. It is very laid back. You can bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. There are various vendors and a couple of food trucks. The last time I went, I couldn't stand and wait for my food due to getting dizzy. The lovely Mexican lady helped me to a nearby picnic table and brought the food to me. It is a fundraising event for music scholarships for high school talent.
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DDs Earware
I'll be there with beautiful earcuffs and earups. Sounds like a great event! Looking so forward to it!
Cory Layman, Kelsey Keegan and Brenda Layman We should go to this!!!

Giving back to the community since 1996

Acoustic Fest was established to preserve and promote acoustic music. It is a free concert designed to offer members of the community, and visitors to the Lakeshore area, a wholesome, family oriented afternoon of entertainment. Acoustic Fest achieves this by showcasing diverse and accomplished acoustic musicians, including local artists. All proceeds in excess of organizational expenses are dispersed in the form of scholarships and donations made to area organizations or projects which benefit the community.

The Zen of John Prine (In Three Lines) by Jason Wilber « American Songwriter

Jason Wilber was Acoustic Fest's headliner in 2016! John Prine's longtime guitarist on three essential Prine lines Jason Wilber. "Humor and sadness; joy and sorrow; innocence and experience. Gently he

Chuck Cannon

Two past Acoustic Fest headliners,Chuck Cannon (2015) and Shawn Mullins (2019) live tonight! On Chuck Cannon FB page.


All Chairs Turn as Thunderstorm Artis Sings "Blackbird" - The Voice Blind Auditions 2020

If you were one of the few who made it to the Lighthouse Inn when Acoustic Fest got rained out at Washington Park last year, then you were fortunate to see and hearThunder Artis up close and personal! You may have also seen and heard him at the Waterfront Wine Bar and Round Em Up the next day. GOOD LUCK Thunder Artis from Acoustic Fest!!! 💞

Thunderstorm Artis performs the classic "Blackbird" during The Voice Blind Auditions. » Get The Voice Official App: » Subsc...

[07/22/19]   For those who did make it to the Lighthouse Inn, Thank you! For those who didn't get the message about the change of venue, we apologize. We did the best we could under very adverse conditions. I guess you can't mess with Mother Nature.

[07/21/19]   Come to the waterfront wine bar at 12:30 for more Acoustic Fest! Eric Nassau and thunderstorm artis!!!

[07/20/19]   Acoustic Fest is moving to the LIGHTHOUSE INN in Two Rives Wi! Google it for directions.!
Music will start at approximately 4:00. Shawn will be in the house!!!

[07/20/19]   Acoustic Fest is in a rain delay, NOT canceled! Keep watching for updates. We're still here!😃

Acoustic Fest is looking for volunteers! This Saturday,July 20. Shifts start at 10:45 AM and end at 9:15 PM. length of shifts will depend upon how many people sign up. Duties will include bar tending, (beer,wine,soda and water), selling raffle tickets 🎟 and hats 🧢.
Tell me your availability and where you would like to help out and I will do my best to accommodate you.

I will truly appreciate any help you can give me!

Thank you,
Acoustic Fest Volunteer Coordinator

Thunderstorm Artis

I can’t even began to explain how epic last night was in Seattle. I play an awesome sold out show with the best audience
And had my amazing friends @katiekuffel and @jillianfromthatband join in on there cellos. I wanna give a Hugh shout out to @chriskingpnw for capturing this moment big Mahalos / Thank you to everyone who came out and special thanks to @adambrazg @gavin_anthony_robert @hannahjuliaburns @heatherkatri and @mirandatheswampmonster for making this night epic

Lay Down By the Water

Jack Williams: Roote in his native South Carolina, was shapped by 59 year career playing folk, jazz, and classical. Jack is considered a "Musician's Musician"

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Lay Down By the Water · Jack Williams Laughing in the Face of the Blues ℗ 2005 Jack Williams Released on: 2005-01-01 Auto-gener...

Shawn Mullins - Ghost Of Johnny Cash (Bing Lounge)

Shawn Mullins performs "Ghost of Johnny Cash" in the Bing Lounge at KINK.FM. Portland, OR FB: Twitter: http://www.twitter....

Shawn Mullins - Lullaby

16 Days, 21 hours & 21 minutes!!!

"Playlist Best of Shawn Mullins Subscribe for more" Music video by Shawn Mullins performing Lullaby. (C) 1998 SON...

Shawn Mullins - Lullaby

With his hit "Lullaby" Shawn Mullins rocked the alterantive power pop scene in the late 1990's. Songs that that were featured in TV shows the main one being Dawson's Creek. He is going to be playing at our very own Acoustic Fest on July 20th. Here is a billboard hit song "Lullaby".

"Playlist Best of Shawn Mullins Subscribe for more" Music video by Shawn Mullins performing Lullaby. (C) 1998 SON...

Website has been updated! See 2019 lineup. Check it out at!

After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor. His song, “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack. Heco-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.” Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed super group The Thorns witH Matthew Sweet and Pete Droge. For the 20th anniversary, Shawn revisited the music on Soul’s Core and recorded two new versions of the album. He calls this Soul’s Core Revival. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand new recordings with new arrangements of the songs – one album is new stripped down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one a cappella and the second is a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.



Acoustic Fest announces 2019 Headliner!

[03/29/19]   Shawn Mullins to Headline
Acoustic Fest 2019

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ACCIDENTALS are on stage!!

The Accidentals - Roland Sessions: "The Sound a Watch Makes When Enveloped in Cotton"

The main headliner are the Accidentals which their grooves are going to make everyone stand up and watch them. They are going to be our main headliner playing at 8:00pm please come out and check out local music.

The Accidentals new album, Odyssey, is available here: "When Sav and I first started writing music as a band, we had ...

David and best are playing!!

Milwaukee hot club!!

Unwound on deck!

Unwound is playing!!

Acoustic fest scholarship winner is currently playing

3 souls are playing!!

[07/21/18]   3 souls are playing!!

The amazing group here at acoustic fest keeps going!

Hearth fire are playing!!


Tracy is jazzing it up on stage!!

Antonio is on stage!

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