Posted on Friday August 30, 2019 by Vanessa Lenz

Your Complete Guide to the East Troy Bluegrass Festival

Click here for the 2019 East Troy Bluegrass Festival Official Program!

The East Troy Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 26th year with a weekend lineup that once again includes two of the industry’s biggest names.           

      The Day 1 lineup will feature bluegrass music star David Davis and his Warrior River Boys.

      Carolina Blue, nominated for the IBMA Award’s New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, will take the main stage Day 2. 

      Staying true to the festival’s roots, local, emerging and popular regional bands will pepper each day’s lineup. 

      The two-day East Troy Bluegrass Festival, presented by the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8 at East Troy Village Square Park, 2881 Main St.

      The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

      Bluegrass favorite Piper Road Spring Band will perform immediately after the festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at East Troy Brewery, 2905 Main St.

      In addition to the musical entertainment, other festival highlights include a popular food court featuring local fare and a Marketplace featuring local crafters, artisans and farmers market vendors.

      Admission is $10 per person. Children 15 and younger are admitted free.

      Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.              

      For more information, call (262) 642-3770 or email

Click here to view our official East Troy Festival Guide!



 Saturday, Sept. 7

10amOpen Stage (bands, duos, trios)
11amJefferson County Bluegrass Band
12pmThe Templetons
1pmPiper Road Spring Band
2pmBand Scramble
3pmCox's Army
4pmDavid Davis and the Warrior River Boys

After Show
Piper Road Spring Band at East Troy Brewery

Sunday, Sept. 8

10amGospel Service featuring The Siegmann Family
11:30amBanjo, Mandolin, Fiddle & Guitar Contests
2pmSquirrel Gravy Band
3pmThe Mark Hembree Band
4pmCarolina Blue

Volunteers  still needed!


Every year, an important crew of volunteers helps keep the East Troy Bluegrass Festival alive. Volunteers are still needed to assist in all areas of the 26th annual event with particular need from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8 at East Troy Village Square Park. This is a fun experience and a chance to get a front row seat for national headliners like Carolina Blue and David Davis and the Warrior River Boys.

If you can help, please email:


Thank you to our 2019
Stage Sponsors!

Bluegrass Preview: East Troy's First Fridays ET's Got Talent

East Troy’s First Fridays event series will continue on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m. with ET's Got Talent at East Troy Village Square Park, 2881 Main St. 

Talent Show:

East Troy-wide talent competition. 

6 to 7 p.m.

A stage awaits East Troy's next greatest act. Get out there and show us what you've got! Sign-up beforehand by calling (262) 642-3770 or email:  Awards will given to the winners in the adult category (15 and older) and youth category (14 and younger).

The event will feature three all-star judges, including Cal Fidler of Wind Change Marketing and Chuck Dimick of Off the Square Players 

Live Music:

Evan Lane, 5 to 6 p.m.
O'Dog, 7 to 8 p.m.

Beer Tent:

East Troy First Fridays beer tent featuring brews from East Troy Brewery & head brewer Ryan Hammerel

East Troy Farmers Market (runs from 2 to 6 p.m.)
First Fridays music wall
Chalk & Coloring Station
Yard Games
Bounce House
Crafts with Bloom360 Learning Community
Backpack Give Back Donation Drop


Meat on the Street
Dine With A Swine/ BBQ Shack
Tudo Sabor Brasil
Lefty’s Too
Pedro's Mexican Restaurant
Kojis Produce
Hill Valley Dairy LLC
Henningfeld Honey
Healey's Wholesome Haven
Nina’s Dairy Goats
Lovelight Flowers
Oberweis Dairy
& more!

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