Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival Returns August 3rd and 4th
Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is a two-
day outdoor festival at Lake Farm County Park in Madison that celebrates traditional music and dance through
performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for
people of all ages. This year’s Festival runs from Friday, August 3, through Saturday, August 4.
Eddie Biebel and AJ Srubas are a dynamic acoustic guitar, fiddle, vocal duo that perform an entertaining variety of Old-
Time Country Music, which includes everything from Bob Wills to Bob Dylan to songs and tunes written before the Civil
Robbie Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer, and a natural performer. His performances feature a warm, wry wit
and he is clearly one of America's most unjustly unsung singer-songwriter.
The River Ramblers are long-time friends who enjoy old-time music, the River Ramblers are known for Appalachian
string band fiddle tunes as well as for their renditions of Irish music, rags, and waltzes.
The Tillers are magnetic showmen, mature musicians, and colorful storytellers. Their sound features a wide range of
musical styles- traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, punk rock and anything else they might run into.
Les Bassettes play traditional Cajun music from Southwest Louisiana. Versatile musicians who delight in all facets of the
Cajun tradition, Les Bassettes’ set features everything from unaccompanied ballads to Cajun swing and country songs,
back-porch fiddle tunes and traditional dancehall standards.
Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano blends Afro-Dominican
sacred traditions with bachata, imparting his music with down to earth spirit and dance-ability. He displays a powerful
voice, versatility with bachata’s classic style of guitar playing, and compelling original compositions about love and loss.
Louisiana's finest, four-time Grammy-Nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting
their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. The Pine Leaf Boys play the old fashion dance hall
standards while bringing many more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto.
Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz’s strong, soul-stirring singing makes you feel their devotion to the place from
which their music springs. As they wrap their songs in stories of the people and the places of the music, audiences are
transported to another time when life was more real and families were held close.
The String Ties blend Bluegrass, Old-time Country, Swing, Gospel, and Folk into an engaging version of acoustic music,
evoking nostalgia, love lost and found, moonshine hills, and sturdy shoes on a barn-dance floor. Featuring tight
harmonies, powerful instrumentals, and good-natured fun they have delighted audiences for more than a decade.
For more information visit www.sugarmaplefest.org.
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