KIMBERLY – Multi-platinum recording artist Michael Ray is set to perform at Paperfest in Sunset Park in Kimberly for a free concert on Friday July 19, 2024.

The country hitmaker has four No. 1 songs: “Get to You,” “Think A Little Less,” “One That Got Away,” and “Whiskey And Rain” and makes the trip to Northeast Wisconsin for a night of free country fun at Paperfest.


Ray has garnered over 1 billion global streams, has performed at the Grand Ole Opry over 65 times, and has received numerous awards including New Male Vocalist of the Year. Ray won the singing competition The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep and co-wrote Big & Rich’s 2015 single, “Run Away with You.”

As a traditional country fan and cultured in ’90s Country, Ray continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries while still offering a sincere nod to the legends before him.

The free concert begins with Eight Second Ride Acoustic at 5 p.m. Nashville Pipeline is up next with their high energy country show at 7:30 p.m. Nashville Pipeline is one of the premier country acts in Northeastern Wisconsin playing popular country covers and has shared the stage with numerous national acts over the years. Michael Ray takes the

Paperfest presented by Community First Credit Union brings the fun to Sunset Park in Kimberly, WI on July 18-21, 2024.

The 36th annual free-admission event offers something for the whole family with a food truck rally, hot air balloon glow, carnival rides ($1 rides on Sunday), riverboat cruises, axe throwing, helicopter rides, kids’ zone, and so much more. As the sun goes down, the lights go up in a big way with 30+ free live music acts across three stages including national recording artists and local favorites.

The music is great, the beer is cold, but the best part is the proceeds from Paperfest are donated back into the community through various local nonprofit organizations.

Know before you go: Michael Ray, Friday July 19, 2024, gates at Noon and show at 5:00pm. Paperfest – Sunset Park, 800 W Kimberly Ave. Kimberly, WI 54136. Admission is free. Free parking and shuttle bus available. For more event information visit the Paperfest Facebook page or

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