5th GEAR

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Madison WI United States

Sounds Like

Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Chris Cagle, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen


Not signed

Digital Location

www.5thgearwebsite.com musicpage.com/5thgear


Member since: 10/19/2012 Year Founded: 2011


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Terry Grinde


Manager/Performer 608-635-8513


  • Original material: 00 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 06 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 0
  • CDs sold: 0
  • Digital songs sold: 0
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 200
  • Largest crowd: 1,000
  • Have sound: Full PA

The Story of

5th GEAR is a talented and exciting group of experienced professional musicians who replicate today's country better than anybody in the state of Wisconsin.

2012 winner of the 96.3 "Rock the Ark" Best Video competition. Winner at the 2012 Star Country 96.3 Music Awards for "Best Local Group", "Best Live Performance", "Best Male Vocalist" (Tim Thielbar), and "Entertainer of the Year". Winner of the "2013 Q-106 Hodag Regional Pick-Off" competition.

With an ever growing repertoire of over 80 songs, 5th GEAR plays today's top hits and prides itself on stellar vocal harmonies and incredible replication. With two Nashville experienced guitarists and a national act-caliber PA and Light Show, 5th GEAR can play any venue, big or small. No stranger to the big stage, 5th GEAR is an exceptional choice as an opening act for national touring shows.

In 2013: 5th GEAR opened for Toby Keith and Easton Corbin on the Main Stage at Country USA Music Festival in Oshkosh, WI, the nation's largest country music festival with over 150,000 fans attending.
5th GEAR shared the stage with John Michael Montgomery at Riverside Casino in Riverside, IA.
5th GEAR played the Main Stage at the Hodag Country Music Festival in Rhinelander, WI.

In 2014, 5th GEAR is already booked to play two days at Cadott Country Fest in Cadott, WI.

5th GEAR is currently in the process of writing the music for their first album.

Portage Daily Register

June 21, 2012
Craig Spychalla

"They have only been around for six months, but the band 5th Gear already has nicknamed their fans and found a growing audience across the state, and into Iowa".

The Poynette Press

October 18, 2012
Scott De Laruelle

"5th GEAR is a country-rock sextet on the fast track".

Tour Dates

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05/03/14 The Hody Bar Middleton, WI
05/10/14 Hooker's Resort Poynette, WI
05/16/14 Full Throttle Car Show Rock Springs, WI
05/17/14 Aly's Honky Tonk Hustle 5K run/walk Cancer Benefit McFarland, WI
05/17/14 Callahan's Sports Pub Madison, WI
05/24/14 New Glarus Music Fest New Glarus, WI
05/26/14 Bratfest Madison, WI
06/06/14 Walleye Weekend Festival - Country Stage Fond du Lac, WI
06/07/14 Deerfield Fireman's Festival Deerfield, WI
06/13/14 Private Party Poynette, WI
06/14/14 Cottage Grove Fireman's Festival Cottage Grove, WI
06/19/14 Bowl-A-Vard Bike NIght Madison, WI
06/28/14 Cadott Country Fest in the Miller Time Pub Cadott, WI
06/29/14 Cadott Country Fest in the Miller Time Pub Cadott, WI
07/03/14 Monona Community Festival Monona, WI
07/05/14 Fire on the River Independence Day Weekend Celebration Sauk Prairie, WI
07/12/14 Lakeside Bar (Outdoor show!) Poynette, WI
07/19/14 The Yardarm Dubuque, IA
07/24/14 Monroe Concerts on the Square Monroe, WI
07/26/14 Poynette Street Dance Poynette, WI
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