SATURDAY May 23rd 11am to 7pm
At the High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring

701 E Washington Street, Madison, WI

Three Stages, Forty+ Bands, Brats, Soda, Beer.

The Wurst Times Festival (WTF) and the Madison Area Music Association (MAMAS) Celebrate Madison and the surrounding area by eating and listening locally. The fifth annual Wurst Times Festival is on it’s way. Come join us and see original bands play an all day event, Join us at The High Noon Saloon, The Brass Ring and the Brink Lounge, Saturday May 23rd from 11am until 7pm. We strive to keep our event unique and affordable, a benefit by the working class for the working class. Proceeds are allocated between Second Harvest Foodbank and musical instruments for kids in the Madison Area School District. Relax knowing your money is going to local charities to better our city.

A suggested $10 monetary donation, discounted with a non-perishable food item, will be solicited at the door.. Brats will be priced at $3 or 2 for $5 and event beer at $4 so everyone can afford to be there and enjoy the atmosphere.

MAMA Stage presented
in the High Noon Saloon

11:15-12:00 Richard Wiegel
12:15-1:00 Post Social
1:15-2:00 Oh My Love
2:15-3:00 Dolores
3:15-4:00 Beth Kille
4:15-5:00 The Mascot Theory
5:15-6:00 Stop the Clock

Singer Songwriter Stage

11:30-12:15 Dennis John Glanville
12:30-1:15 Karen Wheelock
1:30-2:15 Teddy Davenport
2:30-3:15 Ida Jo
3:30-4:15 Gabe Burdulis
4:30-5:15 Dave Sweeney
5:30-6:15 Amos Moses with Doug Brown

Outdoor Stage presented

11:00-12:45 The Sills
12:00-1:45 A Minute Jack Forum
1:00-1:45 The Rascal Theory
2:00-2:45 Sky Urchin
3:00-3:45 The Old Speed
4:00-4:45 The Getaway Drivers
5:00-5:45 Underdogs from Outerspace
6:00-6:45 Rodeo Bums

Plenty of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors logos and information will be put on all marketing materials including but not limited to: fliers, Banners, Website and Tee Shirts.

Proud to be a part of the MAMAs!

Heid Music has generously provided back lines for Two Stages

Brats, Thank You Tofurky for your sponsorship of the vegetarian brats.

Brats, Thank You Hoesly's Meats of New Glarus for a partial sponsorship of the brats.

Mustard is donated by local Mustard Girl All American Mustards

Hot Sauce by local maker Dashelito's!


Tee shirts. We have an offer for deeply discounted AMERICAN MADE shirts, still awaiting a sponsor

JavaCat will be supplying free coffee to attendees between the hours of 11am and 2pm.

Thank You Amsterdam for sponsoring the outdoor stage.

Pacific Cycle is donating a bicycle for the raffle.

Plenty of opportunities to volunteer.

We are in need of licensed bartenders or security professionals to help with ID/wrist banding.

Roadies/Stage Professionals, equipment movers.

Please email us at

Presenting a not so small check to Second Harvest in 2011 not to mention the 857lbs of food. According to Second Harvest's figures that's about 19,000 meals.

A Minute Jack Forum performes on the High Noon Stage.

Roller derby was helping out with marketing.

People starting to file in. Up to 1600 attended.

Thank You Minhas and Sheboygan Brats for making our first year a smashing success.

Click here to view the 2013 website Click here to view the 2012 website Click here to view the 2011 website

1. How much does it cost?

A. We will be asking for (not requiring) a $10 donation at the door. Considering there will be more than 30 bands playing we feel this is a reasonable amount. Brats will be $3 (or 2 for $5) and Event beer will be $4. In case a headlining band is booked we reserve the right to charge an additional door fee for that band.

2. Where can I park?

A. Look for signs directing you to event parking. We will have the use of a parking lot one block away.

3. Where does the money go?

A. After expenses, ALL proceeds will be split between Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and the Madison Area Music Association.

4. Can my band play?

A. Possibly, please email us at Your time is a wonderful way to donate to a worthy cause.

5. Are you making money on this event?

A. NO. The venues will be making money on non-event related sales.

6. Do I have to be 21?

A. You must be at least 18 y.o. or we ask that you be accompanied by a legal guardian.

7. How can I help?

A. We have a need a for volunteers and others willing to take on some of the expense. Please see our volunteer section. Cash donations accepted via PayPal

8. Will you have food other than brats?

A. The venues are free to sell items other than brats, these items are not part of the event, so the sale won't help Second Harvest.

9. Can I sell items at your event?

A. Maybe. Send us an email and we can discuss it. Any sales at the event will have to somehow benefit Second Harvest or the event.

10. Will you have vegetarian food available?

A. Yes, we will have vegetarian brats and other food items sold by the venues.

11. Is this a political event?

A. Probably not. While we aren't trying to make a political statement, the reason for having this event is to have an alternative. Madison loves alternatives