A  downtown block party in Richland Center! Enjoy historic architecture, FREE Music, Games, Kids Activities, Food, Shops, Art, and More!

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Countdown to Ocoochapalooza!








Heroes of Richland Center Tours (and other Kid Activities!)

Heroes of Richland Center Tours (and other Kid Activities!)

Guest Column — Kids Committee! New for 2015, bring the kids to tour the facilities of our Heroes. Each 15 minute tour will be guided by a local Hero, followed by question/answers, and a souvenir! After all the tours, there will be an ice cream social held...


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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Sighting! Local favorites, The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers www.sapsuckersmusic.com/ will perform during the evening concert,during the Ocoochapalooza celebration June 4,...

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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Sighting!
Local favorites, The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers www.sapsuckersmusic.com/ will perform during the evening concert,during the Ocoochapalooza celebration June 4, 2016.
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers are a guitar/fiddle duo performing original songs and tunes inspired by classic hillbilly, ragtime, vaudeville, western-swing, and old-time fiddling. Experience the Sap Suckers for yourself at the Richland Center Performing Arts Center. The concert starts at 6:00 pm, but don’t forget there will be free music outside all day during Ocoochapalooza. Check our website for the full musical lineup. ocoochapalooza.com/ #ExperienceRichlandCO
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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers…

Ocoochapalooza is a block party designed to draw awareness to downtown Richland Center. This sometimes neglected section of the wonderful Driftless Area features interesting architecture, neat stores & restaurants, lots of intriguing arts and artists, and more characters than a Steinbeck novel. Food, games & activities, business promotions, a children’s parade, Farmer’s Market, and a full day/night of live music!

ocoochteam2014In October of 2013 Neighborhood Housing Services of Southwest Wisconsin (then NHS of Richland County) sent a team of 8 resident leaders to the Community Leadership Institute in Sacramento in October.  The CLI is a national conference organized by NeighborWorks America to encourage resident engagement and give people the tools to create better communities themselves. They received a grant to help with community building and decided to use those funds to create and organize Ocoochapalooza! We are proud to announce that the 2016 will be the third year Ocoochapalooza is happening and is now under Richland Rejuvenates, with continuing support from NHS.

Admission is FREE for the day. The only event that is charged is the Headline show on June 4th at 6pm at the Richland Center Performing Arts Center, 182 N Central Ave, Richland Center, WI 53581. Stay tuned for ticket vendors and their location. Remember, there will be FREE music all throughout the day too!

There are municipal parking lots in and near downtown.  Stay tuned for our announcement and coordination of where public parking with be accessible.

You can use the contact form on the website to get ahold of us or email Robert Johnson at robert@nhsrcwi.org, Amber Burch at amber@nhsrcwi.org, or Brett Iverson at Brett.D.Iverson@gmail.com. You can also call Bob and Amber at (608) 647-4949 if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for Ocoochapaloza.

We can’t control this, of course. But check here closer to the event for forecast info.  We will provide further info if anything needs to be rescheduled or moved indoors due to weather that day.

Do not bring alcohol, drugs, or weapons.  Try not to bring a bad mood.  Bring yourself, family,  & friends!

2015 Headliner!

At Ocoochapalooza there will be FREE music throughout the day and a ticketed concert in the evening at the historic Richland Center Performing Arts Center/Auditorium! We are pleased that Count This Penny will be headlining! It’s sure to be a grand ole’ time!

Richland Center

The intersections of Court and Central is where all the action will be taking place! Court and Central will be blocked from Main Street to Church Street, and Seminary to Mill, a 4 block area.