Summer in Wisconsin means the outdoors, great food, cold drinks, and live music. The best live cover bands can always be found at the Bud Pavilion at Wisconsin State Fair Park. We’re much more than just 33 live bands during the annual 11 days of State Fair. Our “Wednesday Night Live” concert series features ten weekly performances (May-August) by the top bands in southeast Wisconsin. We also wrap up festival season in late September with Harvest Fair featuring live music favorites from the year. Our venue features a full-service grill with delicious hot food, staffed bars with a huge variety of cold drinks, multiple HDTVs throughout the Pavilion (including two large projection screens on either side of the stage), and of course the best live music in the state. You can click HERE to learn more about the Bud Pavilion and what we offer. You can also “like” us on Facebook HERE, and follow us on Instagram HERE. When you want the very best live cover bands in southeast Wisconsin, visit us here at the Bud Pavilion!
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"Charity of the Week" Put on Hold for 2021
For six years, the Bud Pavilion has welcomed a different “Charity of the Week” to our “Wednesday Night Live” performances. While the response have been overwhelmingly positive, we must temporarily halt all submissions until we can figure out how to continue the practice safely for everyone. We are in the process of reviewing multiple scenarios and will publish results as soon as we can. Thank you for your continued generosity and attendance.
2021 Band Submissions Not Being Accepted
The Bud Pavilion is rolling over all its band contracts from 2020 into 2021. We are currently in the process of contacting bands to confirm their participation in the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair. If bands signed for 2020 agree to play in 2021, their original contract will carry over. For this reason, the Bud Pavilion is not accepting any additional band submissions for the 2021 season. Bands can always submit information for future reference by clicking HERE and following instructions.
Wednesday Night Live in 2021 Will Look a Little Different
The Bud Pavilion is working on multiple contingency plans to safely open for “Wednesday Night Live” performances starting in June 2021. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our senior managers are working closely with ownership to find the best way to put on the kind of shows our fans expect while adhering to federal, state, and local health guidelines. Our number one priority is safety – for patrons, musicians, and staff – and any decisions made by the Bud Pavilion in 2021 will reflect that goal. We thank you for your continued support and appreciate your patience.