Oshkosh Holiday Parade Contest

Here is a little bit about each of our candidates. We encourage you to check each of them out before voting! Support local bands and artists by helping us spread the word.

Click here to vote - ends 10/25 at 11:59 PM.

The Pocket Kings

The Pocket Kings play dance/party music by artist spanning multiple generations. Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Earth Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars are just a few of the artist we feature in our set of music. We perform all around the Fox Valley and have been featured opening for artists like Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult and Greg Rollie of Santana. More on YouTube >>


Brad Emanuel

Covers, some originals... “Music Done Fun!”

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Harvest- Neil Young Cover Band

Our band plays Neil Young (and related projects) songs. We also play general classic rock and a little country music too.

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The Karaoke Karavan All Star Group

A hand picked "All Star" group of some of my best Karaoke singers (male and female) who can perform any type of songs, including: Rock, Blues, Country, Theatre, Holiday, Lounge, etc... Believe me when I say that these will be some of the most talented singers in the Fox Valley. 

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KWT featuring Tom Washatka

“One of the real joys in listening to jazz has been the times when there is wonderful musical empathy and compatibility among and between players,” he said. “KWT manages to bring forth marvelous creative energy in the varied and diverse grooves, be they swing, Latin, blues or rock. Hearing them is always a pleasure and a treat." Bob Levy, SCENE - June



Mojo Road

Blues and R&B.


The Derrick Ziegenbein Band

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Forcefield is an all original Science Fiction themed Heavy Metal band hailing from the Fox Valley. We've been told by our fans and peers that we have a unique sound within our genre. We combine aspects of Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, 70's Progressive Rock, with a hint of Jazz/Fusion. We are huge nerds and are heavily influenced by Star Trek. Its message and concepts are spread across out catalogue.

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The DelRays Show band

The Del Ray’s hail from Oshkosh, WI, bringing you the greatest music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  

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RUCKUS is a fun-loving, dance-floor-filling, good-old -rock-n-roll loving cover band!!!! We rock out to all eras of music, from current to classic....from Pink to Johnny Cash. RUCKUS features shared vocal duties with a strong male & female lead along with some killer band harmonies.

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JTDOG (AKA: John Mueller) is a veteran performer to the local music scene. Mueller has performed in several area rock bands from the 80s through the mid-90s as lead singer and drummer. John is versed in several instruments, including the guitar. After a hiatus from performing live in the 2000s, John began performing as a hospice volunteer. 

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Joseph Scala

I have been very privileged to perform in our Area in a wide range of venues, particularly in performing our Nation's Anthem for UWO Athletics, UWGB Athletics, Timber Rattlers and many others. If I were fortunate to move forward, I would perform as a solo artist with backing tracks and do a wide range of artists and genres: Eagles, James Taylor, Elton John, Matchbox 20, Gin Blossoms; as well as some standards: Sinatra, etc.

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Pretty Naughty

Variety cover band playing (family friendly) newer rock and country music.

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Swamp Water Boogie

Your favorite funky blues rock band, you will be singing and dancing all night long...

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Strategic started in 2009, when Brandon Van Dalen began doing performances as a one man band with live looping. Patrick Connolly joined for a few shows starting in 2015, playing the upright bass. Adam Koenig plays with them occasionally on percussion. The group plays acoustic pop rock originals, covers & instrumentals. Strategic hopes to encourage others with positive material that communicates a message that we are all here for a reason.

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Scarlet is a modern hard rock band from the Fox Cities that officially started playing live shows in august. The band is made up of 4 guys that are 20 - 23 years old. Despite being a new and young band, Scarlet has been working very diligently in the studio on original content.

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Deano and the Cruisers

Oldies (50s - 70s) Elvis, Beatles, Roy Orbison, Beach Boys, The Coasters, The McCoys, The Rip Chords, The Monkees, Del Shannon, and more.

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Orange Afternoon

We play all genres, with pop being our main genre.

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Grim Waters

Our musical style is very dynamic, ranging from blues rock to metal to post rock. Collectively, we like to consider ourselves Alternative Rock. Some of main influences are: Highly Suspect, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, Thrice, O'Brother, Deftones, Tool, Glen Hansard, The White Stripes, Mono (Japan), Rage Against The Machine, Royal Blood, Pelican, Citizen, Russian Circles, and The Black Keys.

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The Outside Aces

The Outside Aces: Based in the Omro/Oshkosh area, playing a wide variety of classic, alternative, and hard rock. Something for everyone!!!!

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Franki Jo

Franki Moscato (born January 26,2002) is an American singer/songwriter and actress.  At 15 years old, she performs solo concerts with only her mic and keyboard, and leaves her audiences thunderstruck. Her vocals move people of all ages with a creative mix of brilliantly-composed oldies and inspirational selections.

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Kurt Stein's School of Music

We are a newly opened non-profit music school located at 1504 S. Commercial St. in Neenah. We have over 80 students in our program from Oshkosh, Neenah, Appleton, and all of the surrounding areas. Our founder, Kurt Stein, has been teaching privately in the Fox Valley for almost 20 years and has recently redeveloped the business into a non-profit with a team of teachers, interns, and board members. We have groups of kids that play all over at events, clubs, parties, festivals, etc.

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Royal Flush

Royal Flush plays a mixed variety of classic and new mainstream music as well as a few country songs. Dancing and fun festive style entertainment.

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Curious Crow

Curious Crow is a powerful rock band from the Fox Valley. Our band loves various styles of music. We cover rock, pop, alternative and country featuring artists such as Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, The Killers, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Halestorm, Carrier Underwood and Gretchen Wilson. Our talented musicians & variety of vocalists will rock each show. Each member of the band puts their heart into their music and enjoys performing for our crowds.

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Official Rules


1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the oshkosharena.com/parade. Employees of Oshkosh Arena, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Oshkosh Arena as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on September 29, 2017 and ending October 15, 2017. All online entries must be received by 11:59 PM CT.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at oshkosharena.com/parade. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Oshkosh Arena.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive access to a 20' x 8' ft trailer equipped with sound and power. Driver will be supplied. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Oshkosh Arena. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Oshkosh Arena's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Oshkosh Arena to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

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