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Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin
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TODAY!!! NOW!!!
Make Music Madison is an annual citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. Make Music Madison turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

In 2017 our celebration takes place on a Wednesday. Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses all over Madison will fill their locations with song. Lunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by a middle school strings quartet. And after 5, the city will explode with music.

  •     Make Music Madison is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
  •     A way for all Madisonians to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  •     A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  •     Make Music Madison is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

Full list of 2017 Participating Venues | 2017 Participating Musicians


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Ken Notes: Get up get out get going NOW! Tell the boss I said you could have the day off...

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Shake the Lake
June 24, 2017
4:00 - 11:00 PM
Fireworks - 10:00 PM

John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI

Free Admission with Some Paid Admission Venues and preferred seating...
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Calendars - Things To Do in the Madison Area

Madison Magazine
Madison Uw
UWarts Edgewood Olbrich Parks
Visit Madison UW WORT

Monona
Yelp Downtown

Madison Area Chambers

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2017 AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Pro-Ams will be played on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21-22, 2017. The Wednesday, June 21 Pro-Am play will be OPEN and FREE to the public.

We invite fans to come to the Pro-Am Wednesday and stay for the free Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. that evening on the University Ridge grounds.

There will be NO public access available during the Pro-Am on Thursday, June 22.

The 2017 American Family Insurance Championship will be open to the public June 23-25, 2017


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Darius Rucker – Madison, WI – Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017
Breese Stevens Field
Madison, WI

Tickets On Sale Now:
Tickets available here

Doors: 5:30pm
Show:
6:30pm

GRAMMY-award winner Darius Rucker to perform during
2017 American Family Insurance Championship

June 23 Madison concert will benefit the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation...

The 2017 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship, to be held June 23-25 in Madison, Wisconsin, is adding a new team member in its second year to help raise additional funds for charity.

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY-award winning country artist Darius Rucker will help kick-off a weekend of competitive golf with a concert at Breese Stevens Field in Madison on June 23. Tickets for the event officially go on sale on March 10.

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Venues - Madison Music and Theatre Venues

Overture
Entertainment


Alliant
Uw
Wisconsin Union






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Other Entertainment Venues in Madison

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MIDWEST FIERY FOODS FEST
FRIDAY 5-10 PM .
ALL AGES WELCOME . FREE ADMISSION

SATURDAY 1-6 PM . 21 & UP
ADVANCE BACON, BREW & BBQ FEST
TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

SUNDAY 12-5 PM
ALL AGES WELCOME . FREE ADMISSION

The Fiery Foods Festival is an outdoor food & music festival featuring spicy-hot cuisine and ice cold drinks, admission is free on Friday & Sunday. Local Chefs will prepare spicy, fiery and blazing hot foods in sample-sized portions so you can try a large variety without breaking the bank. This event is open to all ages. If you can`t take the heat, many of the food vendors will also serve non-spicy food items. Live music is included, feel free to pull up a lawn chair, spread out a blanket or sit at one of the many tables available and enjoy the free entertainment. Food and drinks are all reasonably priced.





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Live on King Street - Dark Star Orchestra
Friday, June 23
7:00 pm
Live on King Street
**FREE**

WHAT: Seven FREE outdoor concerts on Friday nights.
WHERE: On King Street right in front of the Majestic.
WHEN: Between June – September, 2017.
WHY: Because live music, summer and beer were meant to be together.

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring ...


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Ken Notes: I love this series!!! and this band...

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Stay - Places to Stay in the Madison Area

Sponsoring Hotels and Lodging in the Madison Area



Madison Radison


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Other places to stay in Madison

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Third Annual “Prairie Chase” Run/Walk
This event is held as a fundraiser for the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, an environmental non-profit based in Middleton that is concerned with restoring, protecting and promoting the Pheasant Branch Conservancy and its watershed for all to enjoy.

The event has two running competitions that will follow a beautiful, wide crushed limestone path that circles the Conservancy. The 5K walk will go through the prairie fields in and around Fredericks Hill and will showcase the efforts of the Friends restoration work over the last 22 years.

Also, this year there will be a short “kids run” just before the main event. It will be a short race around a soccer field near the shelter where the event begins and ends. Children of all ages are encouraged to join as part of the family entry.

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Places to Dine and Relax in the Madison Area
Supporting Restaurants and Pubs in  the Madison Area

Twist Bar & Grill
Your Soccer HQ



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All Madison Restaurants and Pubs

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Summer Patio Series at High Noon Saloon: Lost Lakes
Each Thursday this summer come soak up the sun on our patio, watch some great bands, and enjoy a cold beverage served by our friendly wait staff.

Each show runs from 6-8PM and is absolutely FREE!

Lost Lakes is a collaboration between Corey Mathew Hart and Paul Mitch. The two met during a songwriting competition held by a local radio station. It wasn`t until they returned for a duets portion of the follow year`s competition that Corey saw Paul play bass and singing harmonies. The first time Corey and Paul played together, they clicked musically and personally. The collaboration has grown over the years, developing into a strong songwriting and production team with a focus on well-crafted tunes and tight vocal harmonies. Lost Lakes` self-titled debut record bears witness to their talents and the fact the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts....

6/22 - Lost Lakes
6/29 - Emerald Grove
7/6 - Old Tin Can String Band
7/13 - The Wells Division
7/20 - Nick Brown Band
7/27 - Beth Kille
8/3 - Faux Fawn
8/10 - Phil Davis & The Stone Prairie Band
8/17 - Sortin` the Mail
8/24 - Treemo
8/31 - Derek Ramnarace & Friends
9/7 - Katie Scullin Band
9/14 - Dartboard Records Showcase featuring Gin Mill Hollow & Sunspot
9/21 - The Mascot Theory
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Upper Sugar River Watershed Association Volunteer Workday
Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In February, volunteers will help burn brush piles accumulated last winter/spring, and continue removing invasives (buckthorn, honeysuckle) and treating them with herbicide. It’s a great event for all ages and abilities, and it promises to be rewarding, fun, and a great way to experience the outdoors.

Our goal in 2017 is to continue removing all woody invasive species on the west side of Military Ridge State Trail until we connect with a florishing prairie nearby. It will be a tall task, but we believe it’s possible with the help of our volunteers....

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Restaurants From GMCVB
Restaurants From:
The Greater Madison
Convention & Visitors Bureau


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2017 Goals:

MadisonNotes will advocate for:
  • Destination tourism (Plays, Events, Concerts, Etc.)
  • Regional, National and Global recognition of our restaurants, hotels, and venues.
  • A visitor and business friendly transit systems.
  • The cooperative use of venues to support conventions and other major events.
  • Downtown living for adults, from millennials to seniors.
  • Business travelers to extend their stay into the weekend or return visits.

WDNGreen will advocate for:

DriftlessNotes will advocate for:
  • Brand Identity for the Region and our Products
  • "Driftless" Recognition at the State, Regional, National, and Global Levels
  • Regional Economic Development, New Jobs, and Training
  • Sustaining and Growing the Businesses in the Region
  • Tourism - Including Ag, Sports, Nature and Eco Tourism
  • Promoting Special Events in the Region
  • Agriculture - Especially Organic Farming and Products
  • Land Conservation and Use in the Driftless
  • Environmental Issues that impact the Driftless Region
  • A Legislative Agenda that supports the region in four States

WisconsinDevelopment will advocate for:

WisconsinApprentice:
  • On Hiatus Seeking Sponsors!
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