The Kruger Brothers

Photos from the First Annual Bluegrass festival, held in Madison August 12, 2007 show the family fun in store for those who attend. This year, the event moves to Mazomanie, about 25 miles west of Madison.
Tom Michele photos.

3rd Annual Gandy Dancer Festival
Saturday, August 15, 2009
On the Promenade in Mazomanie, WI

This year’s theme is “Thank You Everyone.” It is in recognition of the generous help we have received from a vast number of people, whose donations and volunteer services helped the museum recover from the effects of last year’s devastating flood.

We are pleased once again to offer a free, day-long music festival with additional programs and activities designed especially for kids, all in the beautifully historic setting of the Village of Mazomanie.

Our special guest this year is bluegrass artists, the Kruger Brothers. Their appearance is made possible by a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funding from the American Girl’s Fund for Children, the Evjue Foundation, the Overture Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

Show times for the musical performances on the main stage are:

Art Stevenson & High Water (Gospel Session) – 11:00am

Mama Digdown’s Brass Band (New Orleans Jazz) – 12:30pm

Ken Lonnquist Band (Original & Bluegrass) – 2:00pm

Art Stevenson & Highwater (Bluegrass Session) – 3:30pm

Cris Plata & Extra Hot (Tex Mex) – 5:00pm

The Kruger Brothers (Bluegrass) – 6:30pm

Programs and show times in the Exhibits tent are:

  • Christopher Powers (children’s program) - noon.
  • Bluegrass Jam (bring your own instrument and join in) – 1:30pm.
  • Meet the Krugers – 3:00pm
  • Ken Lonnquist (children’s program) – 4:00pm
  • Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association exhibit – all day.
  • Mid-Continent Railway Museum exhibit – all day.
  • Gandy Dancer Festival T-shirt sales – all day.


Also taking place around the Promenade:

  • Jacob Mills (Juggling) – times vary.
  • Dave Lee (Gandy Dancer demonstration) – times vary.
  • Mazomanie Regional Heritage Center (Milwaukee Road exhibit) – all day.
  • Old Feed Mill – food and beverages.

Activities along Brodhead Street include:

  • Youth Stage featuring local performers, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Center For Movement Arts (open studio) – 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Cornerstone Carriages (Hay wagon rides) – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
  • Cross Plains Lion’s Club (Mini-Train) – all day.
  • Food and beverages by local vendors and service clubs.

We wish to thank our supporting sponsors:

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

The Village of Mazomanie

WORT 89.9 FM

Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association

Donation Stations will be set up at various locations around the festival. All donations will benefit the continuing recovery effort of the Mid-Continent Railway Museum and are tax deductible.

Extra! Extra!

Sunday, August 16, The Kruger Brothers.

Afternoon workshops - First Unitarian Society, Madison - for more information call 608-238-6863

Evening performance - High Noon Saloon, Madison - tickets at