New Glarus Music Fest

New Glarus Music Fest, the annual entertainment event produced by the New Glarus Youth Committee, is Memorial Day weekend Friday night, May 25, & Saturday - Sunday, May 26 - 27, 2018. Music Fest is beyond the confines of a singular tent and the entire village is invited to get involved.

The plans for this year’s Music Fest involve local businesses getting in on the act. The Youth Committee is asking retail outlets, restaurants, taverns, etc. to host musical acts over the course of the weekend. Whether or not a business is able to host a musical act during the weekend, the Youth Committee will also gladly accept any donations.

Musicians will play at various businesses throughout the weekend with headliners later in the evenings. Businesses may have a polka band, guitar-player, violinist, rock band, etc. The more unique, the better! It’s about presenting music in any form. And if the business needs some ideas, we have a list of musicians who have expressed interest in the event.

2018 New Glarus Music Fest Schedule 

On Saturday, May 26, from 9am-11am there will be a 5k fun run sponsored by Wear Blue: Run to Remember, where you can participate in the name of a fallen service member you'd like to honor. To register go to the Wear Blue: Run to Remember website, enter your information, and the event location: New Glarus, Wisconsin.

The New Glarus Youth Committee raises funds for scholarships, the annual Fifth Grade Field Trip to Chicago, Lunch with Santa, the Krafty Kids Summer Program, Post Prom Party and a “matching funds” program for projects led by New Glarus youth.

Any business that would like to take part in this year’s Music Fest as a venue, a musical act or as a sponsor can contact the Youth Committee at or via