About Russell

My wife Sherry and I own Stage 5. Stage 5 is a 1954 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton flatbed farm truck. We have owned it for 25 years as of this writing. We are the 3rd owners of the truck the original owner was George Lawless a farmer from the Belle Plaine, Kansas area. The 2nd owner was our friend Jim Nix who sold us the truck in the winter of 1987, we bought it for $800. The truck was my only transportation so naturally I drove it to the Walnut Valley Festival in Sept of '87 and during that week in Winfield, Kansas Stage 5 was conceived and built for the 1st time ... and so there it began. In September of 2011 with our faithful, hard working crew and the entire musical gathering at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas we celebrated 25 years of Stage 5.

Saturday 2019

11:00 CAT RODEO
11:30 RALPH FATS
Noon RUDY & THE LOST BOYS
12:30 JUST YOUR AVERAGE BEARS
1:00 KANSAS CITY BEAR FIGHTERS
1:30 ROOT MARM CHICKEN FARM JUG BAND
2:00 DRIFTERS MILE
2:30 BUS CO.
3:00 THE SWEETS
3:30 80 PROOF ALICE
4:00 SALLY AND THE HURTS
4:30 BOBULELE
5:00 HEYLEON!
5:30 5 TON FARM
6:00 BILLY PALMER & THE PECAN PICKERS
6:30 RCA
7:00 MANDOLIN MONROE
7:30 1/2 HOUR OF HANK
8:00 VOGTS SISTERS
8:30 STILLWATER CAMP
9:00 POP & THE BOYS
9:30 THE BREAKFAST SIDES
10:00 PRETEND FRIEND
10:30 SUNNIE VALENTINE & THE BROKEN HEARTS
11:00 WOOD WILLOW
11:30 GRODY RIGGINS
Midnight DEWAYN BROS
12:30 GRASSFED
1:00 THOMAS TRAPP
1:30 KYLE TUTTLE
2:00 MY GRASS IS BLUE
2:30 KISSINGER BROTHERS
Stage Closed

FRIDAY 2019 SCHEDULE

Friday

11:00 CRAZY CAMP WHO PLAYERS
11:30 MILKSHAKE
Noon WEDA SKIRTS
12:30 DOLLARS TAXES
1:00 FRAUCESCA FEHR- GUDE
1:30 DIMENSION BILL EDWARDS
2:00 ONE MULE BAND
2:30 BILL POSS & THE USEFUL TOOLS 
3:00 WHAT NOT PLAYERS
3:30 KITE CAMP BAND
4:00 DENNIS HARDIN’S OCTAVE MANDOLIN RECITAL
4:30 BUCK BOURGEOIS
5:00 FRESH GREEN GRASS
5:30 FOXY TURNER & CREW
6:00 WHISKY SPIT
6:30 LONNIE JONES & HARD DRIVE
7:00 BOXCAR BRETHREN
7:30 MISSISSIPPI OWLS
8:00 THE GREEN FLAMINGOS
8:30 DEAR FRIENDS
9:00 BLUEGRASS ADVOCATES
9:30 BANDID
10:00 TRAGIC PRELUDE
10:30 HALF TIGER HALF BEAR
11:00 KC & THE GRASSHOLES
11:30 SHORT ROUND STRING BAND
Midnight STEELWIND
12:30 COMFORTABLE SHOE CAMP
1:00 CREEK BANK GHETTO BOYS
1:30 GOOD TIME CHARLEY\
Stage Closed

THURSDAY 2019 SCHEDULE

Thursday 2019

11:00 SIX MILE CREEK
11:30 JOHN BROWN BOYS
Noon GULLY WASHER
12:30 JENNA & MARTIN
1:00 KAITLYN MEYER
1:30 GARY TANNEN
2:00 LIVE BAIT
2:30 DALTON CITY LIMITS
3:00 ANDREW JACK
3:30 BRIGADOON
4:00 ASH SHARP
4:30 LARRY AND THE OZARK OUTLAWS
5:00 LOVEGRASS FAMILY BAND
5:30 WHAT DANNIE DID
6:00 GOOD HANG
6:30 GINGER & LANKY
7:00 RALEIGH
7:30 JR SOAP BOX
8:00 MATT HAWKUS BAND
8:30 OLD FANGLED
9:00 4 MOUNTAIN TOP
9:30 SHANNON WURST
10:00 ROBIN ROBERTS & BILLIE PRESTON
10:30 ANDY & FRIENDS
11:00 JOSEPHINE MICHENER
11:30 ZEPHANIAH STRINGFIELD
Midnight 3 TRAILS WEST
12:30 BENNETT BROTHERS
1:00 FOGGY MEMORY BOYS
1:30 BEYOND THE EDGE
Stage Closed

Golf cart drive in movie

It’s Tuesday before the festival and that means it is time for the annual Golf Cart Drive-In Movie presented by the Gezzers of Anarchy and Stage 5. Things get rolling about dusk and then after a couple of fun cartoons comes the main attraction .. the now classic traditional showing of Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Join us in our living room as we watch, cheer, jeer and sing along to this Pecan Grove Favorite. We have even traded in the old white tarp screen for a real silver screen. Then sign-up happens at 9 AM Wednesday morning.