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 22, & Saturday - Sunday, May 23 - 24, 2020. Music Fest is beyond the confines of a singular tent and the entire village is invited to get involved.

Contact us if you are an entertainer who would like to perform or if you are a business interested in a sponsorship opportunity and/or hosting a musical act.

The Youth Committee is inviting retail outlets, restaurants, taverns, etc. to host musical acts over the course of the weekend. Musicians will play at participating businesses 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. 

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

The information below regarding the details of the event (food, schedule, etc.) is from Music Fest 2019. We are currently working on the details for 2020. This website will be updated as those details are finalized. 


In addition to the delicious food at the restaurants downtown, there will also be a Ruef's brat stand, Edelweiss grilled cheese stand, and a wine stand by Maple Leaf.

Special for Friday, May 24: The Lions Club will serve their delicious BBQ chicken dinner again this year at The Village Park on Friday evening + Larry Daehn playing the accordion = Best.Friday.Ever.


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Register to Participate Corner of 6th Ave and 1st St.
New Glarus, WI 53574 
May 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.

2019 Music Fest Schedule

Friday, May 24

6-7pm, local guitar, violin, and accordion trio at New Glarus Library with dessert table
6-10pm, Keith and the Klassics at Fest Haus
8-11pm, Stop.Drop.Rewind at downtown New Glarus

Saturday, May 25
12-1:30pm, David Irwin with Louka Patenaude at downtown New Glarus
1:35-2:20pm, Hammock Wilburn at downtown New Glarus
2-5pm, Billy Schmidt at Fest Haus
2:30-4pm, Tent Show Troubadours at downtown New Glarus
4:05-4:50pm, Hammock Wilburn at downtown New Glarus
5-7pm, Lackin' Some Direction at downtown New Glarus
7:05-7:50pm, Hammock Wilburn at downtown New Glarus
8-11pm, Hair Lip Dog at Kleeman's Bar & Grill
8-11pm, Sunspot at downtown New Glarus
8-11pm, Black Water Gin at Tofflers

Sunday, May 26

12-1:30pm, Top Shelf at downtown New Glarus
1-4pm, Marc Solo (acoustic) at Puempel's Olde Tavern
1:30-2:30pm, Männerchor at downtown New GlarusSwiss Entertainment! 2-6pm, Ghost in a Room at Fest Haus
2:30-4pm, Bottlerocket Hurricane at downtown New Glarussponsored by The Bramble Patch
5-8pm, The Mascot Theory at downtown New Glarus
6-7pm, Mixed Company at Fest Haus
7-11pm, Left of Reason at Fest Haus
8-11pm, Birddog Blues Band at Tofflers

Monday, May 27
1-5pm, Invaders at Fest Haus

2019 Music Fest Sponsors 

Brenda's Blumenladen      LSM Chiropractic                             The Bank of New Glarus & Sugar River Bank Branches

Casey's General Store       Mosher Insurance                           The New Glarus Fest Haus

Culver's                            New Glarus Brewery                        Tofflers

Hawks Mill Winery             New Glarus Utilities                        UB&T

Jim's Auto Body                 Restaino & Associates Realtors       Waunakee Remodeling

Kleeman's                         Swiss Colony