- Wabeno wants to draw more and more people to its small community by making improvements such as building new trails and hosting new cultural events.
This weekend, the town will host the first ever Wabeno Art and Music Fest. People in Wabeno say they have a unique passion for the arts.
"The Wabeno Art and Music Fest--or WAM Fest, as we call it--is an outgrowth of the various art activities that have been burgeoning here in Wabeno over the last number of years," said Tim Friesen, a coordinator of the event.
WAM Fest will feature 21 musical acts during the two-day event, acts ranging from folk to rock.
The Friends of Wabeno and the Forest County Economic Development Partnership helped plan the festival, which fits into a larger push to improve Wabeno.
"There's a lot of enthusiasm here to promote Wabeno as a community, as a destination for people to come here," Friesen said.
WAM Fest will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Wabeno.
Click the link below to see the full list of performers and learn more about the event.
Wabeno Art and Music Fest