The Astronomers are the band you can’t help but root for. Led by frontman Michael
Stensland and producer Ben Baker, the duo boasts a dynamic and energy-filled
performance that blends pop, rock, and electronic elements, resulting in a sound that’s
uniquely their own. Formed in 2019 and proudly independent the duo write, produce,
mix, and master tracks from their home studio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Their music gained momentum in 2020 with the release of single “Overthinking,” which
received support from top 40 radio station; 101.1 WIXX, hitting #1 on Christmas Eve of
2020. Subsequent singles “Bad Type” and “Hotel Rooms” also received full rotation
status, with “Hotel Rooms” charting at #88 on US top 40 radio and hitting #1 on 101.1
The Astronomers began 2023 with their first headline tour across the Midwest in support
of their debut album, “The Occasion”, culminating in performances on The Rock Boat
XXII festival at sea. The festival, which set sail from Miami to the Dominican Republic,
and the Bahamas saw The Astronomers playing alongside national acts American
Authors, LIT, Neon Trees, and more.
Following the release of the first two singles from their fourth chapter of music, “Orange
Afternoon” and “Last Call” the Wisconsin-based duo is set to kick off their West Coast
tour in June of 2023 and three nights at Mile of Music festival in early August.
With their undeniable talent, captivating live performances, and authentic sound, it’s
only a matter of time before The Astronomers become household names.
Thursday August 3rd from 10:10 PM - 11:00 PMat Hilton Paper Valley Hotel Courtyard
Friday August 4th from 7:10 PM - 8:00 PMat Hilton Paper Valley Ballroom Main Stage
Saturday August 5th from 8:45 PM - 9:35 PMat Houdini Plaza Main Stage