Gandy Dancer Festival Fetes Railway History

The Mazomanie Charitable Alliance is proud to announce the return of the Gandy Dancer Festival to the Dane County music festival scene.

On Aug. 18, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mazomanie will host some of the hottest, most respected groups in bluegrass, folk and Americana music for this family-friendly one-day festival celebrating the village’s railway history.

Bozeman, Montana’s Kitchen Dwellers will headline the main stage at 6:30 p.m. Preceding them will be Donna Ulisse, winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the year 2016 and Song of the Year 2017; The Kevin Prater Band, recognized by the Kentucky House of Representatives for their traditional bluegrass music; Soggy Prairie, second-place winners in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison-Bluegrass contest; Tracks Outta Town, homegrown Mazomanie Americana; Bluegrass TeA and Company, energetic Dane County bluegrass.

The Gandy Dancer Festival is in its 11th year. The festival offers a family-friendly event with activities including face painting, model trains and more, free parking, food vendors, the Potosi Rolling Bar and many other exciting local attractions in close walking distance.

Tickets to the Gandy Dancer main stage are $10 in advance and $15 day of. Children 12 and under enter free. Senior and student discounts will be available day of. Access to downtown Promenade and the rest of downtown Mazo is still free. Tickets are available for sale online at gandydancerfestival.org or at the Old Feed Mill in downtown Mazomanie.

The Gandy Dancer Festival represents the best of small town festivals. High-quality entertainment and family friendly activities among a picturesque setting.