New Location for Tonight’s Buttermilk Festival

The Fond du Lac Symphonic Band will highlight “Music of Broadway” as it kicks off  the 33rd Buttermilk Festival season. It has now been moved to the FDL County Expo Center. The start time will remain at 7:15 and concessions at 6:15.

 Sharing the podium with Music Director Dale Shipe will be guest conductor Dr. Evan Chancellor, Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music at Lakeland University.

Flugelhorn soloist David Naegele will play Send in the Clowns, as arranged for the Symphonic Band by Fond du Lac native and prominent American composer/arranger Scott Lindroth.

The program will feature selections from Broadway musicals through the decades, including 76 Trombones from The Music Man, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Cats, Les Miserables, Wicked and Hamilton.

Next on the Wednesday night series is the popular European ethnic band, Dorf Kapelle on June 22 and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will return for its 22nd Festival appearance on June 29.

While all Buttermilk Festival concerts are free of charge, free-will offerings are received to help defray costs. For further information on the Festival, visit the Band’s website at or check their Facebook page.