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Sundance Stage Concert Series

Enjoy events all season long at Granite Peak's Sundance Stage.

Mar 02 6:00pm

Miles Over Mountains and Feed the Dog

Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.

"A four-piece act consisting of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass MoM provides the listener with a paradoxical calming, yet exciting experience."  - Andrew Preissing? - liveforlivemusic

Feed the Dog has a sound you will have trouble describing, but not want to stop listening to. Lead by the Songwriting of Ellis M. Brown, the band features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin' acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul

Mar 03 8:00pm

Unity

Unity… Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove.

They treat fans to old Roots, Rock, Reggae favs along with original music blending influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai "Pita" Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Anthony Robert Bessen laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Logan Pier on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.

Mar 09 7:00pm

Useful Jenkins and Cornmeal

Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a bluegrass foundation.  They use their grass-roots to readily tap into other genres such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop.  Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life.  Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the crowd.  The band is made up of an acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, cello, and electric bass.  3-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean, and unique sound. 

Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over 17 years, they are proving just that as they continue to expand their ever evolving sound and stun audiences with their energetic live shows. A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance.

 

Mar 10 8:00pm

Primative Culture

Primitive Culture masterfully blends Funk, Reggae, Latin, Rhythm & Blues into an original, upbeat and danceable groove. Their debut LP Fantasy won two MAMA awards in 2010: "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" (for "Hookup") in the World Music category. In 2011, the band earned three more MAMA awards, including two "Instrumentalist of the Year" awards (brass and woodwind), and "Live Performers of the Year".

Mar 16 7:00pm

Kind Country and Big Wu

Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike. 

The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.

 

Mar 17 2:30pm

The Cool Waters Band, Freek Bass & Alex Rossi

The Cool Waters Band is Good Time Rock and Roots at its finest – high-energy, dynamic, intense, inviting, feel-good music. Based out of the hard-working Fox Cities of Wisconsin (Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay), CWB has changed the way live original music is listened to and appreciated throughout the region. With an extremely dedicated fan base throughout the Midwest, Cool Waters is making powerful statements on their own terms, in their own unique way.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes.

Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.

 

 

Mar 23 7:00pm

Featherwolf and People Brothers Band

FEATherWOLF Duet project out of Appleton Wisconsin. Consisting of Shaun Marie and Sam Luna.

Their live shows are a mixture of solo original songs performed by both songwriters and duet songs allowing their audience to enjoy a variety of music in every set.
 

One of the staples of Madison's vibrant music scene, The People Brothers Band has been spreading their brand of Rhythm and Soul around the Upper Midwest for nine years. Currently working on their second studio album, the band is known for energetic live shows and ability to connect with the audience.

Mar 24 9:00pm

Trippin Billies

Trippin Billies “The nation’s most renown, original and longest touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band” – Google

Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. Based out of Chicago, the Billies have toured extensively throughout the U.S. performing at many of the same theaters Dave himself once graced.

 

Mar 30 6:00pm

Horseshoes and Handgrenades featuring Maxaphone, Anna Jo Banjo & Dig Deep

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades - While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could possibly be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

Dig Deep is a four-piece string band based out of Wisconsin that has in a very short time become a truly unique voice and a cornerstone of the thriving Midwest ...roots community. Through tireless full-time touring throughout the upper Midwest and across the country, the release of an acclaimed debut album, numerous high-profile festival and theater appearances, as well as the organizing of Indianhead Mountain's annual Mountain Top Festival, Dig Deep has earned love from fans, respect from musicians, and rapport with venues and events with their well-honed, hard-edged sound and their boisterous, dynamic performances.

 

Mar 31 9:00pm

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a high energy rock / dance 80's tribute
band, whose every song is a hit that brings the house down
with spontaneous, exuberant 
'I know this song!' singalongs."
Moonwalk down memory lane with The Breakfast Club as they
spin you right round to all the radical sounds, styles, and way
cool dance steps from the 1980's In over-the-top retro 80's attire.