Fish Hook Music Festivalll

Nationally recognized bands Pert Near Sandstone and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett from Trampled by Turtles to perform.


Explore La Crosse announces the first inaugural Fish Hook Festival Friday September 9, 2016, in collaboration with the Bassmaster’s Elite Series fishing tournament September 8-11, 2016.  During the day visitors and locals alike can roam the Bassmaster’s Elite Series grounds at Veterans Freedom Park and participate in a free, informational, fun-filled day of spending time in the outdoors led by the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department and other area businesses. The Bassmaster’s Elite Series will be in full swing and feature hundreds of fishing, antique, and art vendors coupled with various entertainment throughout the day.

Closing out Friday night at the La Crosse Loggers Baseball Field will be nationally recognized bands Pert Near Sandstone, Them Coulee Boys and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett from Trampled by Turtles.

Concert tickets are $10 and are free for children 10 & under, tickets are now onsale at

$5 dollars of each ticket will be donated to Steppin’ Out in Pink for local breast cancer research and awareness.

What: Fish Hook Festival

When:  September 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM (during Bassmaster’s Elite Series September 8-11, 2016)

Where: La Crosse Loggers Baseball Field – 1130 Copeland Park Dr, La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost:   $10 and are free for children 10 & under

URL: Man Winter

About the Bands

Dead Man Winter

Dave Simonett sings, plays guitar and writes songs for the acoustic band Trampled by Turtles. Dead Man Winter is his electric rock & roll band featuring a cast of talented musicians that happen to be dear friends.

Pert Near SandstonePert Near Sandstone

Midwestern free­wheelin’ olde tyme indie ­string ­music with previous appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Prairie Home Companion, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots and the International Bluegrass Music Conference.

Them Coulee Boys

With a sound that can be aggressive and tender in the same song, and sometimes in the same sentence, Them Coulee Boys have garnered high praise from listeners and critics alike. Recent single  “Hammer” is regularly played during the weekly radio show Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Brent HaniflThem Coulee Boys
Director of Media
La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau
410 Veterans Memorial Drive La Crosse, WI
Direct: 608-782-2281
Toll Free: 800-658-9424