Monday, July 16, 2018


We definitely drifted in the right direction westward on Saturday afternoon with the clouds to Viroqua and the 7th Driftless Music Festival.  

It was an afternoon and evening filled with free great music and entertainment for the community sponsored by individuals and businesses. 


Predicted rain avoided the area and the park provided nice shade and what was really 'hot' was the music by the late afternoon groups we heard -
- In Black 'n White  


Cedryl Ballou and The Zydeco Trendsetters.

Besides music, fun for the kids included bubbles, juggling and the park's terrific jungle gym equipment.

There was also a raffle drawing inbetween our stay of the 2 musical groups which included certificates for a one night stay in a local AirBnB, eating at the Rooted Spoon, a massage, the James Beard award winning Driftless Cafe, and the banjo pictured above.  

Enjoying moving to the music 
To combat the day's humidity volunteers flitted about with  water bottles offering spritzing  whether one was dancing/ just listening/ watching from lawn chairs/ blankets. 

Of course, there were also food vendors offering all types of yummy food and drink for the hungry/ thirsty.  
The reggae and cajun music had me yearning southern eats so I tried the pulled chicken dinner which also included rice and bean and slaw. YUM. Like a true southerner I asked for extra hot sauce. 
In addition to southern fare bar-b-que there were hotdogs, wood fired pizza, burgers, italian beef sandwiches, ice cream and kettle korn...

Tacos were also being sold by the Youth Initiative High School. Look at their impressive Mission Statement below- 

And how many festivals do you attend where you can buy locally made organic soda ?

A community event in Viroqua would not be complete without ecological messages with some dedicated souls raising con-sciousness to make this world a better place.  Thanks for your efforts!

As usual it was a wonderful community music filled gathering. Where else can you rub elbows with the town and farming community, artists and local politicians while listening to good music? ( Viroqua Mayor Karen Mischel and her pooch were sitting behind us) 

Word is getting out about the great talent at this local music festival as I met folks from all over and attendance appears to be growing.  From my postings you probably realize if you haven't already, you really need to visit southwestern Wisconsin...

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