Water City Racket Fest

2019 Water City Racket Fest Dates Announced:  Feb 14-16, 2019.

Visit www.watercityracket.com for all things 2019 Water City Racket Fest




All information below is from the 2018 Water City Racket Fest

WHAT:  Two day original rock n roll music festival
WHERE:  Algoma Club, 103 Algoma Blvd, downtown Oshkosh
WHEN:  Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 (2018)
BANDS:  (bands announced weekly beginning throughout October, 2017)
FRIDAY (Feb 23, 2018): Auralai, Spy Versus SpyHaunted Heads, DUSK (Appleton)
SATURDAY (Feb 24, 2018):AuralaiASUMAYA (Madison), RedHawks (Appleton),  Redshift Headlights, Snowbirds (Green Bay)
CRAFT BEER: We’re excited to present the craft beers of Oshkosh’s Fifth Ward Brewing Co



Private Salon Rock 2018 show.
(think you need an invite, email oshkoshindependent@gmail.com or talk to Dean)

Limited Band Sponsorship Opportunities  (2o18 sponsorships sold out) —

Manila Resto — Sponsoring ASUMAYA:  Experience what Filipino fine dining is all about. Entice your senses with the aroma of authentic marinades, the taste of rich sauces, savory meats, fresh sushi, and enjoy yourself at the innovative robata grill. The first of its kind in the Fox Valley, Manila is truly a melting pot of food and culture—a fusion of Filipino, Asian and American inspirations—bringing a fresh spin on exotic dishes. Located in Downtown Oshkosh, dine in a contemporary setting that feels sophisticated yet casual.

The Exclusive Company — Sponsoring Haunted Heads: The Exclusive Company is America’s oldest full-line independent record store, and has been a staple in the Oshkosh downtown since 1957.  Now located at 318 N Main, the store carries new and pre-owned music and movies along with pop-culture accessories, books, gifts and novelty items.  The Oshkosh store (Exclusive has 7 Wisco shops) also carries DJ equipment, car and home audio, and high definition televisions.

Rhapsodies Gourmet Frozen Custard – Sponsoring Redshift Headlights: Rhapsodies wants to provide you with more than just a great taste sensation. That is why they have incorporated another one of their passions: music. So the next time you stop in, don”t forget to request one or two of your favorite songs along with your order.

Westshore Acupuncture LLC – Sponsoring RedHawks: Westshore Acupuncture is an Integrative Health Center in downtown Oshkosh providing an experienced practitioner, warm atmosphere and effective care, and a belief that good medicine combines the best that Chinese and Western medicine has to offer. Their practice is rooted in the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine but adapted to the needs of a modern world.

Heid Music – Sponsoring DUSK: From instruments to lessons and repairs, Heid Music is your all-things-musical resource. Music students and aspiring musicians have relied on us for nearly 70 years, and, in turn, we have given back to our communities through a continuing focus on music education. To learn more, visit our convenient Oshkosh location, or go to HeidMusic.com.

Klassy Kids – Sponsoring Auralai: Located at 459 N. Main Street in the heart of downtown Oshkosh, carries gently used clothes, toys, and gear for infant to young adult.  Visit us on Downtown Oshkosh, where the Klassy Kids shop!  Find out more about their products and events at www.facebook.com/KlassyKidsOshkosh

AtomicKatz – Sponsoring Spy versus Spy:  Come in and experience the best of vintage for you and your home at AtomicKatz, including unique vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry and more.  Located at 17 Waugoo Ave in downtown Oshkosh, AtomicKatz has something for everyone.  Learn more at www.atomickatz.com.



Offbeat Press – Marketing Partner:  Offbeat Press specializes in specialty printing, apparel graphic design and water-based apparel printing. Offbeat Press can also serve all of your basic Wisconsin screen printing and graphic design needs at very fair prices. From short-run single color designs to thousands of multi-color garments and posters, we offer an array of options, all at fair prices, with great service and quality.

The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) – Sponsoring the Snowbirds:  OCVB is a private, not-for-profit organization, funded solely through room tax dollars from Oshkosh hotels. Its mission is to promote Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Event City and Winnebago County as a premier destination for corporate, sports and leisure groups and individual visitors.

Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District (BID)  – Racket Fest 2018 Stage Sponsor:  The BID was created in 1987 to assist downtown business owners coordinate their efforts in the areas of marketing, promotion, property management, revitalization, and retention programs. The BID assists with new business development initiatives, and provides a mechanism to allow property and business owners to have a role in directing the activities within the district that influence their investment and business environment.


Racket Fest 2018 Spotify Playlist

(we recommend using Spotify only as a source to find new music, and to directly support the sounds and artist you like by purchasing their music)

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