Regarding COVID-19:

To our valued Partners in Printing exhibitors and attendees:

Like you, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread affects it is having on our community. As the health and safety of our attendees is our top priority, and out of an abundance of caution, SGIA and Empire Screen Printing have made the decision to move this year’s Partners in Printing event to 2021.

Partners in Printing, produced by Empire Screen Printing in partnership with SGIA, will now take place July 20-22, 2021 at the La Crosse Convention Center in La Crosse, WI. We will be sure to send updated information and details as it becomes available. Contact Doug Billings or Christina Rosado with any questions in the meantime.

We thank you for your continued support as we navigate these uncharted waters, and we look forward to bringing you another wonderful event next year!

SGIA and Empire Screen Printing for Partners in Printing

Our Story:

Founded in 2020, this concert series was created to allow us to highlight and share with the local community the rich printing heritage in the Coulee Region while providing nationally recognized entertainment for the public. The concert will feature Country, Rock, and Pop music. The concert will be held on July 22nd, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oktoberfest grounds in La Crosse, WI.


The Nashville Cartel

 The Nashville Cartel is made up of three veteran performers: Jared Weeks, Bigg Vinny, and Jared Blake. 

Jared Weeks is a certified RIAA gold and platinum selling artist with seven Top 10 Billboard hits across multiple charts. He was the founder and front man of the rock band Saving Abel from 2008 to 2013.

Bigg Vinny is a member of the country music duo Trailer Choir, who were signed by Toby Keith. He was also a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In addition to his music career, he is a motivational speaker.

Jared Blake was a contestant on the first season of The Voice, reaching the top 4 on Blake Shelton’s team. 


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Lonestar hails from Tennessee and is a 4-time Grammy nominated country quartet.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and they achieved ten #1 country hits, including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash, “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream” to top both charts).

The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award) and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

Guest Emcee

The Tattoos & Tailgates Concert Series is proud to announce Chris Kirkpatrick as our concert emcee and special guest performer of the concerts opening act. Chris was the founding member and countertenor of the 8-time Grammy nominated pop group *NSYNC. In addition to having 7 TOP 10 hits, he has provided voices for numerous kids shows, including the voice of Chip Skylark on The Fairly OddParents.


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