Welcome to Star Spangled Celebration 2008

About Star Spangled Celebration

Star Spangled Celebration is a charitable, non-profit organization that brings you an annual country music festival held each year the last full weekend of June in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Proceeds from the festival are put back into the community each year through various groups working for the betterment of the community. All proceeds are donated to the surrounding area along with 7 surrounding schools that will recieve $500.00 Scholarships each year.

Unlike most festivals, Star Spangled Celebration is organized by a volunteer board of directors and one full-time staff member. More than 900 volunteers from throughout the community work during the weekend in food stands, as ticket takers, throughout the entire grounds wherever they may be needed.

A main focus of the group is to keep the weekend affordable for family entertainment. While a three-day pass is only $100.00 and children 11 and under are free with an adult, the expenses are still very high to put on a show of this magnitude. Over 200 businesses from the area work together as sponsors of the festival to keep ticket prices affordable so the entire family can attend the shows.

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Office Location & Contact Information

Office Location Concert Location

Star Spangled Celebration
190 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
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Committe Members

Committe Chairman Board of Directors
Raffles & Novelties    
Entertainment & PR   Vice President
Stage, Lights, & Sound   Executive Vice President
Electrical   President
Food Acquisitions   Secretary
Office & Sales   Executive Director
VIP   Treasurer

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Our History

The festival was twelve years old in 2005. In 1994, Holly Dunn performed to a crowd of 5,000. In 1995, it was Molly, David Lee Murphy and the Bellamy Brothers before 7,500 fans. 1996 saw Rhett Akins, Confederate Railroad, Lisa Brokop, Daryle Singletary and Aaron Tippin with 12,000 people. In 1997, Toby Keith, BlackHawk, Regina Regina, Smokin' Armadillos, Doug Supernaw and Sawyer Brown performed to 13,000 people. 1996 saw the concert increase to a two-day event and in 1998 we expanded to a three-day festival with more than 14,000 in attendance. Lila McCann, Diamond Rio, Aaron Tippin, Sherrie Austin, Gene Watson, John Berry, and Trace Adkins were at the 1998 festival.

Lonestar, Trace Adkins, Sammy Kershaw, Linda Davis, T.G. Sheppard, Confederate Railroad, and super group Alabama performed in 1999 to a crowd of nearly 23,000. The 2000 festival saw almost 30,000 people in Richland Center for Kenny Rogers, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, Chad Brock, Clay Walker, Jessica Andrews, Andy Griggs, John Conlee, and Sons of the Desert.  

The Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Neal McCoy, Montgomery Gentry, Kentucky Headhunters, Brad Paisley, Chely Wright, Rascal Flatts, Chalee Tennison, Chris Cagle, Jeff Carson, Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary, and Eric Heatherly performed in 2001 to a crowd of 33,000.

Alabama returned in 2002 along with Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Charlie Daniels, Diamond Rio, BlackHawk, Blake Shelton, Mark McGuinn, Tammy Cochran, Phil Vassar, Paul Revere, and the Raiders, Mark Wills, Emerson Drive, and Clark Family Experience to captivate an audience of more than 35,000 people.

In 2003, Holly Dunn, Steve Holy, Martina McBride, Sixwire, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Steve Azar, Neal McCoy, Lonestar, Pinmonkey, Paintin’ the Town Tour with David Lee Murphy, Lee Roy Parnell, and John Berry, Sawyer Brown, and Dwight Yoakam performed to an enthusiastic crowd.

Performers in 2004 Josh Turner, Trick Pony, Jeff Bates, Marty Stuart, Montgomery Gentry, Rushlow, Collin Raye, Jo Dee Messina, John Conlee, Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell, Phil Vassar, Craig Morgan, Pam Tillis & Tracy Byrd. What a performance, they all kept the show rock'n.

Performers in 2005 Cowboy Crush, Terri Clark, Exile, Juilie Roberts, Neal McCoy, Trent Willmon, Trace Adkins, BlackHawk, T. Graham Brown, Lonestar, Sugarland, Randy Travis, Keni Thomas, Connie Smith, & Clint Black. Wow they sure know how to keep us all on our feet.

Performers in 2006 Craig Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Charlie Daniels Band, Josh Turner, Keith Anderson, SHeDAISY, Randy Travis, Neal McCoy, Little Big Town, Blue Country, Jamie O'Neal, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phil Vassar & Joe Nichols. Fantastic performances! And the crowd goes WILD!!

Performers in 2007 The Wreckers, Darryl Worley, Dierks Bently, Bobby G. Rice, Heartland, Josh Gracin, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Kentucky Head Hunters, Josh Turner, Ronnie Milsap, and 38 Special. Again what a show! They brought the house down once again.

We celebrated our 15th anniversary in 2008. We brought back some crowd favorites Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Emerson Drive and Sawyer Brown. We also enjoyed music from Lee Greenwood, Tracy Lawrence, Honky Tonk Tailgate Party, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy Ray Cyrus, & Sara Evans. It was a great show, with limited rain!

Performers in 2009 Jason Michael Carroll, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Jack Ingram, Rodney Atkins, Blake Shelton, Ashton Shepherd, Chuck Wicks, James Otto, Joe Diffie and Gretchen Wilson. Wow! These fantastic entertainers put on a great show!
Performers in 2010 Ashton Jackson, Bucky Covington, Wynonna Judd, Charissa & the Auburn Sky Band, Heidi Newfield, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Rachelle & the Red Hot Rattlers, Josh Thompson, Patty Loveless, Jimmy Wayne, Darrly Worley and Dierks Bentley.

Our park will comfortably seat 17,000 people. Our progression is steady and we are receiving high acclaim from country fans and have caught the eyes of people throughout Nashville as one of the hottest, up-and-coming events in the country music scene.

We celebrated our 17th anniversary in 2010. We brought back some crowd favorites Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Dierks Bentley and Darryl Worley. We had our first annual Battle for the Stage winners perform, Charissa & the Auburn Sky Band and Rachelle & the Red Hot Rattlers. We also enjoyed music from Jimmy Wayne, Patty Loveless, Heidi Newfield, Josh Thompson, Ashton Jackson, Bucky Covington and Wynonna Judd. It was a great show!


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Park Rules

Star Spangled Celebration is festival seating.  Everyone brings their own lawn chair throughout the entire grounds, except the VIP seating. All chairs must be removed each night after the concert to allow our volunteers to be able to thoroughly clean the grounds and prevent loss or theft of chairs.

Children 11 years of age and under are admitted free to the general admission area(s) only, and must be accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket.

Each person must hold a ticket in the VIP and Reserved section, children included. Ticket prices for the VIP and Reserved sections are per person, with no price break for children 11 years of age and under.

Tickets will be exchanged for a wristband at the gate upon your first entry onto the festival grounds. Anyone who is unable to wear a wristband for the three days due to work or other safety hazards must save their ticket stub and wrist band that has been cut off.  You must present both to the gate attendant to gain admittance.  You will get a new wristband each day provided you have a ticket stub and wristband.

Seating in the reserved area is assigned seating. Your ticket allows you to leave your chair their the entire weekend and enter the ground one hour early.

VIP ticket-holders have an assigned seat for the entire concert.

Please no chaise lounge chairs, blankets or umbrellas for safety concerns.

NO carry-ins are allowed.

Security will search your bags upon entry.  To expedite the security check, please remove chairs from bags, and have other bags easily accessible.


Event, date, entertainment, scheduled perfomances, & times are subject to change without notice.

Star Spangled Celebration     190 W. Seminary Street    Richland Center, WI 53581

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