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Chicken Wire Empire And The Freques Live at Riveredge

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Riveredge Nature Center

4458 County Road Y

Saukville, WI 53080

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Turning 50 has got us feeling ready to boogie! So in celebration of Riveredge Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we’re throwing a FREE two-part concert series, concluding with a very special bluegrass getdown featuring Chicken Wire Empire. This Milwaukee based band has caught fire since their founding in 2014, becoming one of the hottest bands in the Midwest with their blend of bluegrass and roots bringing the party and the feels. Come experience the Chicken Wire Empire magic all while surrounded by the magic of Riveredge's 379 acres of wild Wisconsin! West Bend based openers The Freques will get the party started right with their soulful American folk roots music!

Pssst, you won't want to miss part one of the free musical fun! On August 9, The Well Pennies bring their incredible folk sounds to Riveredge! You can get your free tickets for that night here!


Schedule of Events


6 PM - Shuttles will start running from Fireman's Park. Food and beverage open for purchase.

6:30 PM - The Freques open the show.

7 PM - Chicken Wire Empire perform!


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  • We’ll have food (brats, burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, nachos, and sides) and beverages (beer, wine, soda, water, and hot chocolate) available for purchase, so come hungry and thirsty! No carry-ins, please.

  • Seating will be on the lawn surrounded by Riveredge's ponds, prairies, and swaying trees so definitely feel free to bring a blanket or yard chair with you!

  • All ages are welcome and this should be a great time for the whole family! We will have beer and wine for purchase in addition to non-alcoholic beverages, so those 21 and older interested in partaking should be sure to bring a photo ID.

  • Parking will be available at Riveredge’s main parking lot on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’re expecting a bigger crowd than can fit in our own parking lot, so one that fills, overflow parking will be available right down the road at Fireman’s Park in Newburg (508 Main St, West Bend, WI 53090) with a short shuttle ride to and from Riveredge. Our parking attendants will let you know if Riveredge’s parking is full.

  • This concert is totally free to attend, we just ask that you RSVP by grabbing a free ticket to attend. There are significant costs to putting on a free celebration like this, so if you have a good time, donations at the event to Riveredge are much appreciated. Thank you!

About Chicken Wire Empire


Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene. Members include Ryan Ogburn on mandolin, Jordan Kroeger on upright Bass, Ernest Brusubardis IV on fiddle, Greg Brundage on guitar, and Jon Peik on banjo. Learn more and hear some great music at www.chickenwireempire.com.

About The Freques


Americana Folk Roots with or without socks on! Members include Richard Walsh on vocals and guitar, Jamie Sue on vocals, mandolin, accordion, and percussion, Cory Jacobson on vocals and guitar, Chad Witty on banjo, Michael Phillips on bass, and Derek Freund on drums. Sample their sound at www.thefreques.bandcamp.com.

About Riveredge


Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018, Riveredge Nature Center has been a pioneer in engaging people with the natural world. Our 379 acres of restored wild Wisconsin ecosystems, 10 miles of trails for adventuring, and a legacy of hundreds of thousands of kids, adults, and families transformed by a deeply intimate interaction with nature are a testament to Riveredge's passion for this cause. That passion continues today through the building of a movement to partner with local schools, communities, and organizations to bring the natural world into everyone’s daily lives. To learn more about our year-round events, programs, trails, and lots more exciting opportunities for adventure, learning and fun, you can visit www.riveredgenaturecenter.org.

Any Questions?


We're happy to help! Just give us a call at 262-375-2715 with any questions!

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