Live music returns to the La Crosse area! MWMF is partnering with Deece Productions to host a Drive In / Tailgating fall concert at Maple Grove Venues near West Salem, WI. We will keeping capacity to 100 vehicles with a 15ft tailgating spot between each car. Shows will run 6pm-9:00pm. Gates will open at 4pm. We ask that people are packed up and out by 9pm. No camping will be allowed – no exceptions.
Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends. At its core, the participants are guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based pair’s musicality, emotionality, and ambitions have sent them on a winding journey in music.
Dead Horses weave together a patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span trad roots, indie-folk, and other experimental musical idioms. In its artistic continuum, Dead Horses has explored freeform musicality and thoroughly composed approaches. Thematically, the songs are personal, revelatory, and relatable, brimming with imaginative phrases, poetry, vulnerability, and a feeling of redemption.
The union of Sarah’s emotive songwriting with Dan’s intrepid bass playing transcends the singer-songwriter-with-backup-musicians paradigm. Dan’s adventurous musicality equally shines alongside Sarah’s songwriting sensibility. To date, Dead Horses has released three albums—two which have been produced by Ken Coomer of Uncle Tupelo/Wilco—an Audiotree Live Session, three singles, and a two-song EP.
Along the way, Dead Horses has charted on the Americana Top 50 radio charts for three months, accrued over 20 million spins on Spotify for the single “Turntable” which was also featured on Amazon and Apple “Americana”playlists. The pair’s select press highlights include a Rolling Stone “Artist You Should Know” mention, and profiles in Billboard, Noisey, and even Democracy Now!
The White Iron Band is a high-energy renegade American roots band specializing in foot-stompin, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers.
Originally formed in Ely, MN, the heart of Minnesota’s northern Iron Range, by frontman Matt Pudas, keyboardist Eddie Juntunen,and guitarist Sammy Weyandt. Backed by a driving rhythm section with Jeff Underhill on drums and bass guitarist Andy Ferkinhoff , slide guitar and rhythm/lead from Gregg “Cheech” Hall accompanied by the tear in your beer undertones of Lee “Big Country” Martin on Pedal Steel guitar. The White Iron Band embodies the triumphs and struggles of the everyday man.
With songs ranging from tales of love, pain, jail, work and whiskey. White Iron has always found a way into the heart. Now based in the greater Minneapolis area, the group has established a passionate and equally as rowdy fan-base throughout the Midwest and has traveled further to spread their unique mix of blues, country and Americana roots music.
Tickets are $50 per vehicle for 1-2 people and $60 for 3-6 people in your car. Tickets are not available at the gate, online sales only. Parking will be assigned on a first come first serve basis on show day.
• We ask that attendees wear masks in all common areas (check in, bathrooms, etc) practice social distancing & practice hand washing measures.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult in all common areas.
• Cars will check in via ticket and license plate number.
• Maple Grove Venues is also helping to sponsor this event – ALL ALCOHOL ON THE PREMISES MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THEM. We ask you use a Designated Driver.
• You can bring your own food and picnic set-up, BUT NO EASY UPS PLEASE.
•No fires or charcoal grills or gas grills are allowed.
• Absolutely no dogs allowed.
• Those not respecting social distancing and rules will be asked to leave.
• In the event of cancelation before the music starts for any reason, we will refund all ticket purchases.
We will be doing everything we can do to ensure you of the safest possible concert experience given the times in which we are living. We ask for everybody’s patience, cooperation, support and understanding while trying to get back to live music.
Let’s BE SAFE and lead by example!
MANY THANKS TO DRIFTLESS MUSIC GARDENS AND THE PEOPLE BROTHERS BAND FOR PIONEERING THIS CONCEPT IN OUR AREA AND HELPING IT GET OFF THE GROUND HERE.