New in 2017 Fire on the River 
is expanding to a 2 Day Event!! 

Friday, June 30, 2017:

4 - 8pm
Battle of the Bands
Band Entries are still be accepted if you would like to learn more or apply Click Here


8pm - Midnight 
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie... The thrill of live music without the fear of hearing anything new. Cherry Pie is a fun, family friendly festival band with over 15 years of experience. Cherry Pie plays al the biggest "hair band" hits and ballads of the 80's in addition to a few classic anthems from the 70's. With lots of crowd participation, it's easy to see why Cherry Pie shows are always heavily attended. With more than 15 years and over 850 shows under ther belts, award-winning cover band Cherry Pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for Fire on the River.

Saturday, July 1, 2017: 

3 - 4pm
Kris Pickar Dance

4:30 - 7:30pm
Thirsty Jones
Thirsty Jones is a hot rockin' country blues band providing high-energy entertainment coupled with dynamic solos throughout the Midwest. Comprised of four Wisconsin natives that truly enjoy their craft and have made themselves a forefront household name for live music venues in the Midwest. While heavily rooted in Country, Blues, and Rock; the band's original sound incorporates notations of Pop, Bluegrass and Funk.

8 - 9pm  
Winner of the Battle of the Bands
To be announced Friday night of the festival.

9pm - Midnight*
The Retro Specz
The Retro Specz rocked the river in 2016 for a record 20,000 person crowd!! Fire on the River is welcoming back The Retro Specz - a hard working, fun loving, popular 6-piece classic rock cover band from the Madison, WI area. They perform retro rock music from teh last 4 decades, playing everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, including Journey, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Many More of Your Favorites!

*9:30 National Anthem & VFW Color Guard 
Fireworks begin at dusk ~ 9:30pm