Madison Magazine BBQ Festival

Welcome to the Madison Magazine BBQ Festival website! The BBQ Festival will be held on Friday, May 19th from 5 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, May 20th from 12 pm to 11 pm at the Meyer Oak Grove Park in Sauk City, WI.

TundraLand Home Improvements Music Stage

Friday 5/19

6 pm - 10 pm: Madison County

MADISON COUNTY is a 7-piece country show band, based out of Madison, WI, that has evolved its high-energy engaging show to stay fresh and unique. They have been voted Local Group of the Year nine years in a row at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music Awards), Favorite Local Group at the 96.3 Star Country Awards, Country Artist of the Year at the MAMA Awards (Madison Area Music Association), People's Choice Award Winner for 6 years at the WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), Isthmus Readers Favorite Local Country Band, and Madison Magazine's Best of Madison: Local Band two years running.

Madison County

Madison County

Saturday 5/20

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Rotation

The Rotation plays a variety of lyrically progressed originals as well as wide verity of covers. With years of professional music experience, they bring a wide range of styles which create their unique sound. They are influenced by many genres such as rock, ska, reggae and R&B.


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm The Mascot Theory

The Mascot Theory balances on an alternative folk influence and pulls it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells. The Mascot Theory is comprised of lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica Erik Kjelland, lead guitar and vocals Adam White, upright bass, vocals Nick Fry, and drums, percussion, vocals Paul Metz.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm The MadPoleCats

The Madpolecats unique form of entertainment was developed by fusing together traditional bluegrass instruments with reggae/ska/punk influences, making rastabilly music or, skunkgrass. This family band has an arsenal of instruments, and is made of musicians who have played together at roadhouse bars, churches, music festivals, concert halls, fund raising events, benefits, weddings, wakes, and some of the best street corners in Wisconsin.

5:30 - 7:30 pm WheelHouse

WheelHouse is a nationally touring Texas country and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm The LoveMonkeys

The LoveMonkeys are a native Milwaukee band best known for performing rock, pop, reggae, country, and original music. A legendary live performance like you’ve never experienced!


Thank you to our music stage sponsor