Southwest Music Festival
Southwest Music Festival hosted by the Platteville Regional Chamber, kicks off Platteville’s Hometown Festival Week each year in July. Live music is featured on the main stage which is placed right in the middle of our historic 2nd Street. In addition to the music, we’ll have raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing and pull tabs. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a guardian.
NEW FOR 2023
We are expanding our day! We will now have 2 stages with 4 bands. Gates will open at 11 am and many Second Street area bars will be serving lunch. Check out the poster below for the band schedule.
Local acoustic cover band, Stolen Grace proudly, "plays a little bit of everything!" From classic rock, to country tunes, to modern pop favorites, Stolen Grace marks their sound with an unmatched Midwest flare! Born out of Dubuque, Iowa, the trio is comprised of University of Dubuque Alumni.
Donice Morace is a native of Vidor, Texas who found inspiration from the music of Keith Whitley, George Jones, and Conway Twitty. And while those country traditionalists helped shape his sound, it was two local country music heroes who gave Donice the blueprint to take his career to the professional level. Donice released his first album in 2017 which fetured "Good Hurt. Comin' On" and WD-40 and Duct Tape" that peaked at 15 on the Texas Regional Radio Report.
Platteville native, Jeremy Martens is a member of SONIC CIRCUS won the 2004, 2006 & 2009 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for BEST COVER BAND and was nominated again in 2010. Performing at Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair, Rock USA, clubs, festivals, casinos and corporate functions all over the Midwest, SONIC CIRCUS is the Ultimate Party Xperience!
Madison County is a 7-piece Country show band, based out of Madison, WI, that has evolved its high-energy engaging show, over the years, to stay fresh and unique. They have been voted Local Group of the Year 9 years in a row at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music Awards). This group has earned the respect of some of the most talented musicians in the area, along with radio stations and fans alike. They have also shared the stage with many national acts through the years!