KIMBERLY – Paperfest has released its full 2022 performer lineup, wrapping up with national country recording artist David Nail on Saturday July 16, 2022.

Paperfest presented by Community First Credit Union returns to Sunset Park in Kimberly July 14-17, 2022.

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The 34th annual free-admission event boasts three stages of great live music, balloon glow, carnival rides, food trucks, sporting events, car show, family fun, and much more.

Nail’s top hits include “Whatever She’s Got”, “Let It Rain”, “Red Light”, and “Nights on Fire.”

Nail is a Grammy nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter that is well-respected up and down Music Row having written or co-written multiple hits.

Through dealing with his own journey of mental illness and the feeling of needing to “rebel against what people expect you to be,” In Nail’s own words “my philosophy has always been, I just hope to have a good enough year that I can have a next year while staying true to myself as I possibly can.”


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The concert begins with Appleton based singer/songwriter Austin Skalecki at 5 p.m., playing acoustic tracks with heartfelt lyrics, memorable guitar melodies, and wailing harmonica.

Driftwood is up next with their high energy country show at 7:30 pm. Driftwood was nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award (WAMI) for Best Country Band and, over the years, has shared the stage with numerous national acts.

Nail closes out the night on the Event Production Systems Stage at 9:30 p.m.

Nail is the final headliner to a great lineup at the free-admission festival, already including national country artist Phil Vassar and local favorites Vic Ferrari, Glam Band, and Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z.

Paperfest will feature more than 30 acts on three stages and is held July 14-17, 2022 at Sunset Park in Kimberly, WI.

Admission is free and there is free parking and shuttle bus to the event grounds all weekend long.

In addition to live music, Saturday July 16, 2022 will also feature a hot air balloon glow sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union with numerous balloons glowing in the night sky.

Catch fun events all weekend long at Paperfest including food trucks, craft beer, sporting events, carnival rides, and family entertainment. Wrap up the weekend the right way with Sunday “fun-day” with $1 carnival rides and buy one get one for $1.00 beverages.

**FREE LIVE MUSIC LINEUP**

  • FRIDAY – July 15
  • Amphitheater:
  • Glam Band (8:00pm)
  • American Platinum (5:00pm)
  • Event Production Systems Stage:
  • Phil Vassar (9:30pm) SPECIAL GUEST (7:30pm)
  • Two of a Kind (5:00pm)
  • Venture Wisconsin Stage:
  • Original Music Showcase (5:00pm)

  • SATURDAY – July 16
  • Amphitheater:
  • Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z (8:00pm)
  • Mistrial (4:00pm) Doozey (Noon)
  • Event Production Systems Stage:
  • David Nail (9:30pm)
  • Driftwood (7:30pm)
  • Austin Skalecki (5:00pm)
  • Venture Wisconsin Stage:
  • Original Music Showcase (5:00pm)
  • SUNDAY – July 17
  • Amphitheater:
  • Spicy Tie Band (3:00pm)
  • A-Town Unplugged (Noon)

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.