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SUNDAY May 26th 11am to 9pm
At the High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring.

701 E Washington Street, Madison, WI

Three Stages, Thirty Bands, Brats, Soda, Beer.

The Wurst Times Festival (WTF) and the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) celebrate Wisconsin and Madison, the heart of the unification movement. Rally on by joining us Sunday, May 26, 2013 for local soul-shaking music and civic-minded fare.

The solidarity celebration begins on Madison’s sublime east side, home of the one and only High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring. The revelry starts rockin’ at 11:00 a.m. and will roll on until 9:00 p.m.

The third annual Wurst Times Festival showcases the best of local talent with over 25 original bands scheduled to play the all day event. This year the main stage will feature many of your favorite MAMAs nominated acts.

We could stop with the fabulous music, but we don’t! We have locally made, scrumptious brats, paired perfectly with Wisconsin’s finest beer! Vegetarians can also tickle their taste buds with vegetarian brats!

We endeavoured to keep our event unique and affordable, a benefit by the working class, for the working class. Brats will be priced at $3 each or 2 for $5 and event beer at $4. A suggested $10 monetary donation or non-perishable food donations will be solicited at the door. Proceeds are allocated between Second Harvest Foodbank and to promote music education for Madison area children.

Since we are not a huge corporation with lobbyists, there is no question of the political agenda of the event.

MAMA Stage presented
by Max Ink Radio

11:30-12:15 Sky Road Fly
12:30-1:15 Ida Jo
1:30-2:15 The Mascot Theory
2:30-3:15 The Dang-Its
3:30-4:15 The Mudroom
4:30-5:15 Brandon Beebe
5:30-6:15 Baristacide
6:30-7:15 Patchwork Monkey
7:30-8:15 John Masino Band
8:30-9:15 Beth Kille Band

Brass Ring Stage

11:15-12:00 Matt Pierce
12:15-1:00 Rich Lavigne
1:15-2:00 Gabe Burdulis
2:15-3:00 Lucas Cates
3:15-4:00 Macyn Taylor
4:15-5:00 Wolfgang Lochner
6:15-7:00 Rockwell Rice
7:15-8:00 The Star Bandits
8:15-9:00 Skyler Nahn

Patio Stage presented

11:00-11:45 A Minute Jack Forum
12:00-12:45 The Cutouts
1:00-1:45 Max Dvorak
2:00-2:45 Echelon String Quartet
3:00-3:45 Fun With Atoms
4:00-4:45 A Royal Clark
5:00-5:45 The Apologists
6:00-6:45 The Sills
7:00-7:45 Filter Free Rodeo
8:00-8:45 Jimmy Murn and the HeyMakers
Free coffee to people between 11am to 2pm
Gifts to the first 100 people to attend

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.

Thank you O'so for the donation of the event beer.

Proud to be a part of the MAMAs!

Max Ink Radio is sponsoring the MAMA's stage in the High Noon Saloon

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

Wurst Times Festival is proud to be an official Mad Rollin' Dolls event!

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


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

Large Tents.

Scooter Therapy is sponsoring the Mods vs Rockers area in the parking lot.

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

Thank You Amsterdam for supplying the Tent and stage for the patio.

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin will setup a bicycle valet service, we need someone to supply the $480 needed.

Pacific Cycle is donating a bicycle for the raffle.

Saris is donationg a bicycle rack for the raffle.

Plenty of opportunities to volunteer.

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

Roadies/Stage Professionals, equipment movers.

Please email us at wursttimes@gmail.com

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 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. 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 wursttimes@gmail.com. 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 18yo 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 wursttimes@themamas.org

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. Maybe. While we aren't trying to make a political statement, the reason for having this event is to have an alternative to a corporate run charity.