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Exit 23

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"Exit 23 Opens Muskego Festival with High Energy Rock"

Local rock band Exit 23 will play alternative rock at the Muskego Festival, which takes place in Veteran's Memorial Park, on opening night, Thursday, August 25, according to John Domanski, vocalist and bass player for the band.

The band, which has performed at gigs in popular clubs including the Rave/Eagles Club and the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, just finished recording an album called “You’re Invited,” to be released in a month or two, Domanski said.

Exit 23 was named after an entrance door at Muskego High School, near the stage where the original band members performed in a school Pops concert, Domanski said. The group was formed in 2008 and after some turnover, now includes Dan Joerres on drums & vocals and Jake Derdowski on guitar.

The band played for free at the Muskego Festival in 2008 to get their start, and today book regular gigs, many after audiences see them perform at other shows, Domanski said.

Thursday night is alcohol-free Family Night at the festival, with $16 midway wristbands from 6 to 10 pm. Exit 23 plays from 6 to 9 pm at the Food Court, while the Muskego Teen Idol Semi-finals are held from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Family Tent.

Performing on the MGD Stage on Thursday night are Maxine’s Studio of Dance at 6:30 pm, an Aerial Fabric Demonstration at 7 pm, and Majk Dance & Gymnastics at 7:30 pm.

For those who can’t make Thursday night at the festival, Exit 23 has their next gig on September 18th at the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, 2844 North Oakland Avenue.

- Heidi Lindhorst


Our album "You're Invited" is now on all major online Distributors so what are you waiting for!!!



Exit 23 is an explosive group made up of three best friends with a strong passion for music. Each member of the band brings his own perspective and personality to the table making our music wide range and unique. After playing fairs and festivals the last year and a half many have described us as high energy with the music to match that same the intensity. We are a hardworking group with a strong work ethic, if its a show or rehearsing we are always ready to go and have hearts and souls in everything we do!!