The annual Driftless Music Festival in Viroqua, WI, continues to draw crowds upwards of two thousand people! This free admission, one-day-only event features excellent musicians, as well as local food and drink vendors. Whether you’re on a family vacation or a romantic date, you’re sure to have a blast at the Driftless Music Festival!
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Driftless Music Festival
The Driftless Music Festival originated in 2012 with an audience of approximately 500 people. It grew out of the Driftless Jazz Festival, which had existed since 2007. With a more diverse line-up and free admission, this festival continues to draw music lovers from all over for the ten-hour event.
At the Driftless Music Festival, the line-up is always as diverse as the attendees! These family friendly bands will make the hours fly by!
The Moss brothers’ band Brother Brothers has a unique folksy sound with great harmony. Bailey Dee and Her Late Night Bait brings the rock ‘n’ roll! The Laurels String Quartet, seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, play a wide variety of music. Cafe Accordion Orchestra’s music will have your feet tapping with their eclectic gypsy-inspired tunes. And Grammy-award winning Los Texmaniacs bring new flavor to Texas Roots music.
You can also check out the full schedule with approximate times to see when your favorite band is playing.
We take our food seriously in Wisconsin, and some of Viroqua’s best will be on display at the Driftless Music Festival! These vendors enjoy sourcing their food locally and responsibly, and you can taste the difference! Blackhawk Grill will be serving up their delicious Brats and fries. There’s also Jamaican chicken, tacos, pizza, and other vendors. For dessert, enjoy a crepe from Crepe Jean Luc, a shortcake from Mary’s Berries, or a wood-fired S’Mores from Crooked Oak Wood-Fired Pizza. Miss Tea will be offering homemade iced teas, and Wisco Pop will wow you with their homemade sodas!
Don’t Miss the Details
Eckhart Park in Viroqua hosts the Driftless Music Festival each year. Gates open at noon and the shows go until 10 p.m. Feel free to come for one show or stay the whole day! Bring chairs or a picnic blanket and enjoy the gorgeous weather, music, and food.
Book Your Festival Stay at Westby House
Westby House Inn is located a short ten-minute drive from Viroqua, putting you close to all the fun of the Driftless Music Festival! We would love the opportunity to host you in our comfortable and luxurious rooms. And you won’t leave hungry after we serve our delicious full gourmet breakfast. We want you to have all the information you need to plan a great trip to the Driftless area, so be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We hope to see you soon!