The Lineup is soon-to-be-released. In the meantime, here’s the scoop on the 2024 musical talent line up in no particular order!

Dig Deep



Formed in 2015 in the dead center of the thriving Midwest roots music scene in Stevens Point, WI, the four members of Dig Deep drew inspiration from their shared appreciation for traditional bluegrass and country music, their love of rock and roll, and their combined decades of hard gigging in the punk/metal scenes, local bars, roadhouses, and regional festivals. Three releases and 1,000+ shows later, they have firmly established themselves as a unique and powerful force in the roots world.

With a body of work that showcases their vision, craft, heart, and clout as songwriters and instrumentalists, Dig Deep has earned a reputation for their well-honed and hard-edged sound that goes far beyond bluegrass, as well as their blistering and boisterous live performances that give audiences much more than a string band show.



Buffalo Galaxy


Deep Space, Light Speed, Bluegrass!

Buffalo Galaxy is where heavy hitting psychedelia meets old timin’ bluegrass. Their songwriting, patience, and personalities prove they can go deeper than your typical bluegrass band. Banjo, Mandolin, Upright Bass, and Acoustic Guitar play off each other reaching both interstellar space and a universal familiarity.

Since 2019 Buffalo Galaxy has played over 250 shows around the US from the Rocky Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2023, they revved up their tour schedule playing further and farther from their home in Minneapolis. Noticeable spots include: Palisade Bluegrass Bash (Colorado), Blue Ox Music Festival (Wisconsin), AVL Fest (North Carolina), Summer’s End Smoke Out & Porcupine Music Festival (Michigan), and playing dozens of new markets in and beyond Montana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri.


Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road


Bluegrass Roots from Deep Gap, NC

Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, Billboard-charting artists Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the industry’s most iconic venues.

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country.

Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road have been recognized as one of the fastest growing bands in the industry. Their latest release “Roots” debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, joining their three previous albums for a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10.

In 2022, bandleader Liam Purcell turned heads by sweeping the Rockygrass Instrumental Championships on Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo, becoming the first person in history to do so.

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include Merlefest, Grey Fox, The Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass.


The Bibelhauser Brothers


The Bibelhauser Brothers – twin brother duet vocals and high energy bluegrass-country-soul sounds from the heart of Kentucky.

[Brother] Aaron has written hit songs for Dale Ann Bradley, Balsam Range, Del McCoury, Terry Baucom, Unspoken Tradition and more. Balsam Range took their Bibelhauser original, “Blue Collar Dreams,” all the way to the top in fact, earning the coveted IBMA “Song Of The Year” Award in 2017.


Miles Over Mountains


Hailing from McHenry Illinois, Miles Over Mountains plays a modernized style of progressive bluegrass covering a wide spectrum of genres, dynamics, and feeling. Their live show captivates the audience with anything from lightning fast picking to strong 3 part harmonies to heartfelt ballads. Their extensive repertoire draws from their 4 studio albums “Five Star Heart Breaker” (2015) -“Ballads & Burners” (2017) – “Work Harder Not Smarter” (2020) – “Burn The Ships” (2023).  The band has been performing, touring, and making records since early 2014 playing an average of 150+ shows per year throughout the Midwest regions and beyond. The band looks ahead with excitement and ambition to touring thru a town near you! ​Collectively the members of the group have thousands of shows under their belt, giving their songs, sound, and performances a musical maturity that echoes their collective years of passion and experience for their craft.


Fox Crossing Stringband


Fox Crossing Stringband is an all-female bluegrass group from Chicago, Illinois that has been winning hearts with their beautiful harmonies, original songwriting, and entertaining stage presence ever since forming in November 2016.

Their sound stacks strong vocal harmony atop five bluegrass instruments, with Allison Branch on guitar, and Despina Pafralides switching between fiddle and mandolin alongside Cassie Wright also switching between dobro and banjo.

In 2019, they released their debut album ‘Box of Memories’ blending both original songwriting and bringing bluegrass stylings to popular tunes.

They released their second full-length studio album “Bluegrass on My Mind“ in September 2022, and a foxy pop cover EP entitled “Bluegrass Prom” in 2023.


The Thirsty River


A band of 5 funky freaks strummin’ and pickin’ on acoustic instruments. These handsome devils from Minneapolis/St. Paul are sure to turn heads and maybe even steal your face!


Sloppy Joe


A well-known Wisconsin bluegrass staple bringing authentic New-Style Homegrown Slopgrass from the heart of Wisconsin. We’ve loved the Slop since the the early 2000’s and are honored to host them at Wisconsin Bluegrass Bash 2024!


Rodeo Borealis


Hailing from the greater Green Bay area, you dont want to miss this up and coming, incredibly far-out stringband.


Dairyland’s Finest Stringband


Milwaukee based old-time kind of stringband. This group has ties to one of the Cecil Bluegrass Bashes favorite original acts, The Mighty Lumberhorn!


The Stray Bales


A band out of Northeast Wisconsin with the love of bluegrass and old time music, who also blend in punk rock and hip hop vibes as well to give a unique and fun style to all of our listeners and mix the old with the new school.


Bent Grass


Lift your spirits and start smiling in no time with the traditional Folk, Bluegrass and Gospel sounds of Green Bay’s Bent Grass featuring Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Stand-Up Bass, Dobro and four part harmonies.



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