Apple Annie


The Apple Annies are the Goodwill Ambassadors of Song for the City of La Crescent and the La Crescent Applefest. Each year, a new Annie is selected at the annual Apple Annie Cabaret which is held on the fourth Friday of August.  The new Annie, along with Annies from previous years, performs at events in the Seven Rivers area throughout the year.

Apple Annies donate their time and travel expenses for their performances.  The Annies would like to give a special thank you to Merchants Bank for their continued sponsorship of the Apples Annies.  We also thank the individuals and businesses who have donated money to cover the cost of equipment, accompanists, and other expenses.



Saturday, August 11th
The Brickhouse, La Crosse, WI
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Cabaret and Contest
Tickets $7 + a Button. Tickets available at Quillins – La Crescent and Merchants Bank of La Crescent.

For information regarding the Apple Annie Cabaret, please contact Bridget O’Connell.  Contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

Could you be the next Apple Annie?

The Apple Annie contest is open to women who are 26 years of age or older. Apple Annie is a singer and entertainer.  For the Apple Annie contest, each contestant should prepare three songs.  Each contestant will perform two of their song selections in front of an audience and a panel of five judges.  If requested by the judges, each contestant will perform their third selection.  Contestants are accompanied by the Apple Annie accompanist.

Click the link below for additional details regarding the Apple Annie contest, including the contest application and agreement.

Apple Annie Agreement and Application


For information regarding the Apple Annie contest, please contact Ashley Shimshak.  Contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

Apple Annies at Your Event:

The Apple Annies perform at many events within the Seven Rivers region throughout the year.  These events include parades, festivals, nursing homes, private events, and community events.  For booking information, please contact or call (507) 494-8924.  Contact information is listed at the bottom of the page as well.

Apple Annies

Contact Information

Bridget O’Connell


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