The musical artists for 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Franklin Park in Downtown Shawano

is John & Susan Nicholson. They live in Milwaukee and like to think of themselves as musical ambassadors. They describe their style as “eclectic acoustic peoples’ music.” Their repertoire goes from Celtic to Delta Blues, Classical to Pop with a healthy dose of unique original material. Their innovative interpretations of traditional tunes span the centuries and the miles and defy categorization. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and voice

combine to form the “little duo that could.”  Frogwater has been honored with awards from the Shepherd Express Reader’s Poll, Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards (W.A.M.I.).  More at

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Pat Wiley  says he’s been playing and writing music for “50 years or so.”  His bluegrass and old-time roots show when he plays his guitar, fiddle and banjo (and a little button accordion), in the songs he writes and in the dances he helps bring to life. He got the music genes from his family, a combo of West Virginians and folks here in the

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the Northwoods of Wisconsin. In 1979, Pat was a performer at the first Shawano Folk Music Festival. Since then, he’s joined us on stage as a musician and an MC, doing both with humor (a lot of humor!) and grace. More at