Thank you to the talented performers of 2014 Energy Fair! Check back for the Entertainment at The 26th Annual Energy Fair, June 19 - 21, 2015!

Friday Entertainment

Patchouli - 3:00 p.m. - Forest Stage

Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel is considered one of the most exciting acoustic lead guitar players of our time. Teamed up with Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle, Patchouli’s sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings”.
Both studied at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago as well as in respective college studies and together are a songwriting powerhouse duo. Fifteen years of non-stop touring the country has honed this classically trained duo into legendary performers, playing over 2,500 shows and traveling over half a million miles.
 
Patchouli is as busy in the studio as they are on the road. They released a brand new CD  “Anything is Possible”, their 16th album recorded together at the beginning of 2013. Their song “The Woods” from the new CD won the “Songs for Trees” award and other tunes are finding their way into commercials.
 
The duo’s instrumental guitar project Terra Guitarra – “Dragonfly” debuted at #4 on the ZMR world music Radio Charts and is nominated ZMR Best Instrumental Acoustic Album of the year.

 

 

Green Mini Demo Derby w. DJ Bleeding Heart - 6:00 p.m. - Forest Stage

Green Mini Demo Derby brings the worlds of county fairs and alternative energy into collision. It includes a heat on Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. and the championship round on Saturday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. These cars are powered by a mobile solar power station.
Don't miss the first bouts!

Join confirmed participants:

 

Josh Calhoun - 7:00 p.m. - Main Stage

Josh Calhoun is a performing songwriter from Wisconsin who writes music that speaks to people by pulling them in with meaningful lyrics and soulful melodies.  Some reoccurring themes underlying his music include, hope, the family, childhood storytelling, and the spiritual.  “Climb On” his newest cd, explores the themes of  endurance and perseverance as people experience difficult challenges in life.  Josh pulls from many musical genres of American music.  Folk, blues, jazz, R&B, gospel, fingerstyle guitar playing and swing, are some of the styles from which his songs are born.  A phrase that comes to mind when explaining Josh’s music would be “variety is the spice of life.” Josh enjoys performing at concert series, outdoor festivals, clubs and coffee houses throughout the Midwest.
 

Baba Ghanooj - 8:00 p.m. - Main Stage

Energy Fair fixture Baba Ghanooj joins us again on Friday night. Baba has been playing at the Energy Fair for many years and each time is more fun than the last. Baba also opens up the stage to you with an open mic portion of the night. Wear your dancing shoes; you'll need them!

 


 

 

Saturday Entertaiment

Galynne Goodwill - 3:00 p.m. - Forest Stage

Galynne Goodwill was named by Discover Wisconsin as one of the top five musical acts to check out.  Her powerful and pure voice paired with beautiful melodies, insightful songwriting and playful lyrics turn every performance into a feel-good-fest.  Galynne and her percussionist husband Mark consistently deliver music that uplifts, inspires and empowers as well as just plain entertains.  www.galynne.com

 

 

Green Mini Demo Derby w. DJ Bleeding Heart - 6:00 p.m. - Forest Stage

Green Mini Demo Derby brings the worlds of county fairs and alternative energy into collision. It includes a heat on Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. and the championship round on Saturday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. These cars are powered by a mobile solar power station.
Don't miss the first bouts!

Join confirmed participants:

 

Prodo - 7:00 p.m. - Main Stage

These funky prog-rock jammers vacillate between reserved articulate grooves to wild swirling jams, quiet lullaby sweetness to screaming chaos, and then return home to a cooool steady funk strut. Tight arrangements and concise improvisations draw from Funk, Reggae, Punk, African, Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. They have brought this sound all around Wisconsin including appearances at Feelgood Fest and the underground Twin Binge Fest held deep in the Nicolet National forest.

 

Natty Nation - 8:30 p.m. - Main Stage

Since 1995, Natty Nation has kept the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Their messages of peace, love, community, and spreading positive vibrations have been ringing out since Natty's inception.

Natty has backed up reggae legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, and shared the stage with Ziggy, Damian, and Stephen Marley, Sister Carol, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls, Culture with Joseph Hill, Beenie Man, and countless others.

JAH Boogie and his backing band's tight but fluidd, rootsy but funky, beautiful but gritty, righteous but real vibration is clear to anyone listening to their music, either at a show or on their stereo.

It's almost impossible not to dance at a Natty live performance. Every Natty Nation concert is a different experience. Their energy is infectious and their dubtastic jams are complex, yet their message is simple: spread the positive vibration!

Sunday Entertainment

Norm Dombrowski's Happy Notes - 9:00 a.m. 

Enjoy the most important meal of the day with a side of polka. 
Join Norm Dombrowski & the Happy Notes for an Organic Valley breakfast
and MREA fundraiser.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tom Pease - 2:00 p.m. - Rainbow's End

Kids of all ages, be prepared to sing along with Tom. Bring the whole family!

Tom has an infectious sense of fun and community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy,
he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. He’s performed full time since 1982, often giving more than 200 performances per year. He’s also a frequent presenter at early childhood and environmental conferences, keynoting and leading breakout sessions that explore the role of music in shaping our lives and
the world we live in. Tom connects and inspires with every show he does.

 

Eddie Danger - 3:00 p.m. - Main Stage

Edward Stanton Lemar is an award-winning singer/songwriter, playwright, multi-instrumentalist, wedding officiant, story teller, & festival organizer.
Ed Live-loop-samples 4-part vocal harmonies plus the guitar, didgeridoo, piano, pump organ, flutes, sax, various percussion, ukulele, and more.

Ed has been traveling the world collecting instruments and sharing his music for almost 2 decades. His music, stories & theatrics are a favorite among
music festivals, art fairs, barn dances, college radio and concert series. 

Live Loop Sampler of Vocal Harmonies & Multiple Instruments From Around the World.

Building a Tribe of Music to Bring Us All Hope.