2023 La Crosse Winter Roots Festival

Saturday Feb 11, 2023 | La Crosse Center | 21+

Brought to you by Klauke Investments & Insurance Services

Presented by the La Crosse Center, La Crosse Local, with special thanks to The Remainders.

Interstate Sound

The weekend will kick off with a special *Friday Night Winter Roots “Ice Breaker” event at The Main – An Event Space, featuring the music of Nobody’s Dope.  

The La Crosse Center
La Crosse Local

*Note on seating: In an effort to aid those who need seating, we will be increasing the opportunity for theater seating. To claim a seat, grab early EARLY ENTRY tickets and claim your spots when you arrive.

La Crosse Winter Roots Festival, taking place Saturday February 11, 2023 is inviting locals and visitors to celebrate “Wisconsin Favorites” in music, cuisine, local beer and spirits.

Hosted at the La Crosse Center in the Riverside Ballroom, La Crosse Winter Roots includes regional musical favorites covering genres from classic rock, americana, country, funk, bluegrass, and rock.

Music Lineup

Ryan Necci and The Buffalo Gospel

Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel’s first album, We Can Be Horses, debuted in 2013 and was called “musically arresting” and “minimalist and masterful” by critics. The band’s follow up, On the First Bell, received similar acclaim and in 2021 Ryan signed a record deal with BMG Music in Nashville, TN. Recently released the Battle Cry EP to glowing reviews.

Chicken Wire Empire

Born from the Wisconsin jamband scene, Chicken Wire Empire rides the line between traditional bluegrass and the contemporary. LEARN MORE.

Phoenix La Crosse

Phoenix consists of Dave Solie, David Buroker, Norbert Nix and Dan Sebranek, formed in 1975, Phoenix will be playing during the Bloody Mary Experience!

The Remainders

The Smokin Bandits have been a staple on a powerful Midwest music scene with their high-energy form of “Grass n’ Roll.” LEARN MORE.

The Remainders

The Remainders are Rock’n Out and Doin’ Good! Fun, philanthropic, high energy mid-life crisis in action. Listen to the latest single New Man.

Knee-High July

Knee-High July plays bluegrass-tinged folk rock songs about love, loss, liquor, and the intersections of the three! LISTEN NOW.

The Lavender Project

The Lavender Project provides a new take on hiphop. With rock guitar solos, disco breakbeats, shoegaze psychedelia, diverse hooks, energy, and positivity.

Hunger Task Force

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, who will be hosting various fundraising activities during the event including silent and live auctions.

EARLY ENTRY tickets include a Bloody Mary Experience presented by the La Crosse Distilling Co. featuring its special Winter Roots “Gazi” Black Lager & Bloody Mary’s (+ a commemorative glass)! Specialty NA options available.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Naming Sponsor 

Interstate Sound

Major Sponsors

Brickl Brothers
Interstate Sound

Side Stage Sponsor 

Community Sponsors

Land Home Financial
Dairy Land Power

Individual Sponsors


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