Live Music 

Brigg's and Stratton stage

Two stages at the Big Gig BBQ will feature live entertainment. Listen to live music at both the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard and Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stages. Check out the day schedule for the full entertainment lineup by stage.

2018 Big Gig BBQ Artist Lineup  


Cadillac Pete

12:00 PM : Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage

Cadillac Pete and The Heat

One of the first questions people ask Pete is how did you get your name, Cadillac Pete? Pete was dubbed "Cadillac Pete" by his fellow musicians. Cadillac is a symbol of excellence, known for legendary performance which fits Pete to a tee; hence the name, "Cadillac Pete".

Pete was given a harmonica at the age of 4 and has been playing ever since. He went to see an Allman Brothers concert one night and Muddy Waters opened for them. It was Pete's first time hearing the blues and he was blown away! He soon learned how to bend notes and within a year he was in his first band travelling around the Midwest. He's now been performing professionally for over 30 years.

Pete is an international recording artist having recorded with Kenny Wayne Sheppard, James Cotton, Frank Marino, Bryan Lee, Reverend Raven and many more. Pete's toured the U.S., Europe, South America, and Canada. He is a 2 time WAMI ( Wisconsin Area Music Industry) winner for best harmonica instrumentalist and has performed on stages like Milwaukee's Summerfest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Belgium Blues Fest, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Buddy Guy's Legends and many more.

Danny Miller Band

12:00 PM : Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage

Spitfire Rodeo

We are Spitfire Rodeo - a Fox Valley based band performing your favorite country hits from yesterday thru today. The band features both female and male lead vocals as well as great three part harmonies to cover a wide variety of musical styles and influences. We are a high energy and fun loving band that is truly solidified in friendship. We really want to have a good time every weekend which can’t happen without all of our new found friends, our fans! Our band understands that our fans love music as much as we do. All we’re trying to do is be sure that each song we do makes you want to sing along, tap your toes, and get you out on the dance floor to come and shake what your mama gave ya! When you’re ready to party come and see us, but be sure you saddle up for one wild ride. We can’t wait to see you at the next Spitfire Rodeo show.

Blues Disciples

2:00 PM : Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage

The Blues Disciples

The Blues Disciples have been bringing their Blues to the people of the  local clubs in the Milwaukee area and the Midwest region since 1990.  Founded by "Barefoot" Jimmy Schwarz with  the intent of remaining true to the influences of the Chicago electric  blues era of the '50's and 60's. Influenced initially by the likes of  Little Walter, and Muddy Waters, and then directly by Wisconsin Blues  greats Jim Liban and Billy Flynn they forged a sound and band that rose  to the top of the Milwaukee Blues scene. Their years of powerful shows  every week at Milwaukee Blues fixture, The Up & Under, turned a  whole new generation on to the Blues genre. Many years and changes have  kept their music fresh, and relevant, while still remaining true to  their Blues roots.


2:30 PM : Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage


Bringing the 80’s hair bands to the 21st century is what the band Wildside is all about!!!! Mixing a blend of danceable rock, driving head-banging rock and sing along anthems along with a show straight out of the 80’s, Wildside is poised to become one of Wisconsin’s premier 80's tribute bands. So if you “wanna rock” and have “nothin’ but a good time” come on out and see the band…….and show your Wildside!!!!!!

Christophers Project

4:30 PM : Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage

Christopher's Project

Since its inception, this group has put together quite an impressive resume. The group has opened for national and legendary acts as diverse as the Temptations, George Benson, David Sanborn, The Supremes and Jennifer Holiday. They have also performed at corporate functions for notable Corporations such as Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Wax, Quad Graphics and Time Warner. They have also performed at The Grand Opening Ceremony for The Midwest Express Convention Center and at the political galas for The Governors National Conference and The Mayoral Candidacy Party.

The group also performs for festivals, special events, weddings and private parties. They are repeat performers at some of Milwaukee’s annual festivals, Riversplash, Summerfest, Rainbow Summer and Bastille Days to name a few.


5:00 PM : Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage


Crossfire is a country rock band featuring musicians from Southeastern Wisconsin. This new version of the band offers an exciting variety of music and styles by bringing together the experience of respected musicians and the energy of some of the area’s hottest new talent together on one stage! Their 4 lead vocalists and powerful harmonies combine with their high energy music style to create a sound like no other! Crossfire has been drawing rave reviews from festivals, clubs, and bars from their hometown in Waukesha, WI to as far as Nashville. It’s one show you don’t want to miss.