"Rebel Stage Spotlight" is an OnMilwaukee-exclusive series of interviews with bands that will perform on The Rebel Stage during Summerfest. The Rebel Stage â€“ located along the lakefront, directly to the east of the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage â€“ is a completely independent venue that hosts more than 90 bands during the Big Gig and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Rebel Stage manager, Eoin McCarthy, hand picked the line-up from more than 2,000 submissions.
This probably does not come as a surprise, but there arenâ€™t actually 17 sisters in Seventeen Sisters. However, the real surprise is that the band is comprised solely of five (FIVE!) sisters.
And one brother.
Sarah Scarbrough-Evans and Angel Scarbrough-Prabhat primarily contribute vocals; Gracie Scarbrough is on the drums; Faith and (brother) Cecil Scarbrough play guitar and Hannah Scarbrough is the bassist. All of the sisters contribute vocals and fill in on instruments as needed.
Seventeen Sisters will play The Rebel Stage on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
"This will be our first year and we are super excited and honored to be a part of the Rebel Stage," says Scarbrough-Evans.
OnMilwaukee: What do you like about playing on the Rebel Stage and why is it an asset for Summerfest?
Sarah Scarbrough-Evans: We love the Rebel Stage because it showcases and exemplifies the very root of music. The Rebel Stage is the heart of musicians, it encompasses all genres and all walks of life. It's a place for people to gather to share and hear new music that they might not otherwise discover. It's a place for all people. Itâ€™s raw, honest and passionate about its music. Eoin, Jim, and all the guys of Whiskey of the Damned are so great. We really appreciate what they are doing for the original music scene.
How long have you been together and how would you describe your music?
Because we are all siblings, we've been playing and performing together for just about forever. We are originally from the deep south of Mis…Read more...