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2022 Sounds at Sandy Knoll Park

Sounds at Sandy Knoll Series

Live Music in West Bend

Our neighbors in West Bend and in Washington County are welcome to enjoy free live music at Sandy Knoll Park on Thursday nights. 

Here’s a look at the June lineup for the Sounds at Sandy Knoll Concert Series.

June Sounds at Sandy Knoll

Thursday, June 30

happy schnapps combo, west bend

The Happy Schnapps Combo
6:30-9:00

In 1988, the late Jim “Bruiser” Krueger, known internationally for his masterpiece, “We Just Disagree”, had become fed up with the LA lifestyle. He decided to move back to his hometown, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Jim soon realized that Manitowoc, with its Polish; Czech; German and Bohemian ancestry needed a sound all its own. Something that was unique to its people. Something that went great with beer! The answer? POLKA!… So it was… the Happy Schnapps Combo was born!

polka fusion, west bend

Polka Joe of Polka Fusion
5:30-6:15

A high energy polka band with Polish & honky style attitude. Instruments include trumpet, concertina, keyboard, fiddle, accordion, bass guitar, & drums.

July Sounds at Sandy Knoll

Thursday, July 14

Gin Mill Hollow, West Bend

Gin Mill Hollow
7:00-9:00

Nearing eight years and five-hundred shows together, the ever-evolving Americana outfit Gin Mill Hollow has been showcasing their unique approach to string-band music throughout the midwest and beyond.  

Pay the Devil, West Bend

Pay the Devil
5:30-6:40

Forged in the middle of a cold Wisconsin winter Pay The Devil plays an eclectic mix of original, bluegrass, folk, Irish, Americana, obscure, and outlaw country tunes.  Foot-stomping, thigh-slapping music, and enough hollering to go around. 

Thursday, July 28

sam ness, west bend

Sam Ness
7:00-9:00

Mixing Traditional Folk/Americana roots with a New-Age Alternative Singer/Songwriter feel, Sam Ness finds inspiration in the ancient cobblestone streets across the globe. Sometimes wild and dance oriented, other moments raw, emotional, and filled with moments of silence, Sam’s show changes every night. His percussive playing paired with an assortment of special effects including a loop system, have built a sound larger than most full bands.

andrew david weber, west bend

Andrew David Weber
5:30-6:40

Andrew David Weber is a multi-instrumentalist living in South-Eastern Wisconsin. Though most of his works feature him on all instruments and lead vocals, he is a known collaborator, as is seen on his brand new release: “Sound of Dwelling.”  Weber is also known for his work with award winning Celtic rockers, Whiskey of the Damned

August Sounds at Sandy Knoll

Posting the Lineup Soon!

The Playlist

Sounds at Sandy Knoll, Volume I

Curated playlist featuring the artists and bands playing at Sounds at Sandy Knoll Park in West Bend. Hosted by the HomeTown Foundation.

Free Admission

Free Live Music in West Bend, Wisconsin

Any event held in outdoor and public spaces is free to attend.  We’re looking to create awesome experiences for our neighbors to enjoy.  And we’re also looking to help others along the way.  There’s power in numbers, right?

Sounds at Sandy Knoll is presented by the HomeTown Foundation and our partners.  We are a non-profit organization that distributes funds to other non-profit organizations and good causes in Washington County.

Our 2022 event partners are The West Bend Moose Lodge and Chix 4 a Cause

They’re firing up the grill and serving cold beverages.

Donate to The HomeTown Foundation

A donation helps us to pay for park and facility rentals, pay the artists, purchase food and beverage for events and running the HomeTown Foundation.

Donate safely and securely to the HomeTown Foundation via PayPal.

Sounds at Sandy Knoll

Sandy Knoll Park in West Bend

Sounds at Sandy Knoll is held at Sandy Knoll Park County Park in West Bend.  Park admission is free during our events!

Our live music is near Hartford, Kewaskum, Milwaukee, Port Washington and Random Lake.

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