Homegrown Music Festival: Washington County Community Bands Together for Festival’s Fifth Year

West Bend, Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

The Homegrown Music Festival will take place at Regner Park in West Bend on Sunday, July 7th.  The festival will feature 7 bands and artists from Wisconsin, all performing their original music.

The festival was first held in 2015 and from its beginning has been a labor of love for a group of year-round and seasonal volunteers.  From then until 2018, festival attendance has grown from 500 to 1500 – making it Wisconsin’s best kept music secret. We’d like to change that in 2019.

“This whole event would not be possible without the dedicated support of our sponsors, partnership with the City of West Bend Parks Department, and our spirited volunteers and vendors. Our vision for this event is continually evolving and we hope to incorporate both music and art in creative ways moving forward, to enhance the festival experience.” said Mike Christian, founder of the Homegrown Music Festival

The lineup includes:  The Freques, Wise Jennings, No Name String Band, Chris Haise Band, RedHawks, Brett Newski and The Mascot Theory

Keeping with the “homegrown” theme, after costs are recouped, the Hometown Foundation will contribute funds to the Washington County Historical Society.  The museum features exhibits of local history from brewing to racing and the Old Jailhouse Museum. Further, festival goers who make a monetary or non-perishable donation to “Splash Out Hunger” will get a complimentary pass to the Regner Park pool on the day of the festival.

Food will be available for purchase and provided by Tochi Ramen and the West Bend Bombers Semi-Pro Hockey team.  

More information about the story of Homegrown Music Festival, artist information and other Homegrown Summer events:

For more information and interviews, please contact

Mike Christian

Homegrown Music Festival

(262) 689-9929