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Heavy metal band Skid Row, American Chicano rock band Los Lonely Boys, and country band Gloriana will be headlining at the Kraut Music Fest,  which is slated for its return this summer.

The bands will be among 30 that will be featured at the four-day music festival, which will be held June 18 through June 21 at the Caledonia and Mount Pleasant Memorial Park. The festival started 52 years ago and ended 12 years ago because of lack of funding.

“We want it to be a place where everyone can come and enjoy a lot of different types of music,” said Jim Svoboda, joint parks superintendent. “We’ll be adding more acts to the Kraut Music Fest website daily.”

Ray Stibeck, owner of Route 20 Outhouse, explained to the board that the festival won’t just be about sauerkraut, but will emphasize a variety of music — from reggae to country to rock music.

Kraut Fest is expected to generate more revenue for the park and help bring larger events to the park grounds. The event will feature two music stages, a carnival midway, food tents that will feature sauerkraut, antique tractor show, local vendors, fireworks, a kraut queen contest, and kraut eating contest.

The Kraut Fest Committee won’t be using taxpayer money to fund the festival, but they expect that vendor fees and revenue from the event will offset the cost of putting on the event.

Franksville-based Midland Packaging and Display, FM Entertainment, and radio stations 95 WIIL Rock, FM 106.1, WLKG 96.1 are partnering with the organizers of Kraut Fest.

Check out other stories we’ve written about Kraut Music Fest.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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