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Aug 17 Aug 24 Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.
Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.
On August 9th, the season kicks off with the Paydon Quartet led by bassist Evan Paydon from Milwaukee, and now a featured artist in the New Orleans jazz scene. Brew City Big Band, a 19-piece band from Milwaukee will be making an appearance this year with their big band rhythms......more
August 16th and 17thThe third pair of Central Park Sessions music-related activities are slated for Wednesday, August 16th and Thursday, August 17th on The Great Lawn of The Central Park.
This pair has Louisiana tattooed all over it. The Wednesday Sessions Select Concert featured artist is the acclaimed pianist and New Orleans resident Jon Cleary and his band performing two sets . The 13-piece Chicago Yestet Jazz orchestra featuring our own celebrated Rob Dz.master of the spoken word will open.
Thursday`s Ragin` Cajun Session features Lost Bayou Ramblers in the middle slot and the incomprable slide guitarist Sonny Landreth in the headliner role. The John Moulder Organ Trio (now a flashy quintet) with Dane Richeson on drums and horn men Daren Sterud and Al Falaschi.
Of couse there will be great food and drink for us all to purchase at this free event that benefits 8 nonprofits doing great work on the local, countywide and statewide levels.
August 16th: Lauer Real Estate Group Sponsor
5:30-6:45: The Chicago Yestet with Rob Dz
6:45-- 7:30 -- The Major Vistas ( in the beer/ wine tent)
7:30- 8:30: Jon Cleary (New Orleans)
8:30- 9:00 -- The Major Vistas ( in the beer/ wine tent)
9:00- 10:00 -- Jon Cleary (set two)
To benefit The Urban League of Greater Madison
August 17th: Lauer Real Estate Group Sponsor
The Ragin` Cajun Session
5:00 pm John Moulder Organ Trio w/ Darren Sterud and Al Falaschi
6:30 pm Lost Bayou Rambers
8:15 pm --The Express Sessions Auction
8:30 pm Sonny Landreth
To benefit the Omega School
Date: August 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017
For the low cost of $1.00 admission on Saturday and Sunday per person for gate walk-in, attendees can enjoy free entertainment, children`s activities and more. Children age 6 and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds admission is included in the price.
Buttons are $1.50 for unlimited entrance to the Festival.
Parking is $5.00 per vehicle and includes admission.
Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 80 tons of sweet corn during the weekend!...
The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market is conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Grab your family, friends, and your reusable shopping bags and enjoy a Madison tradition!
Opera Unplugged takes opera out of the performance hall and brings it to the streets.
Join us at the Dane County Farmer`s Market ...
2017 FREE FARMERS` MARKET ORGAN CONCERTS
Young organist Adrian Binkley is a Madison native and student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mr. Binkley has performed across the nation... His virtuosic program will feature works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Widor, and Vierne......more
Ken Notes: This may be the perfect Saturday Morning! The Market and Opera and Madison Symphony Orchestra`s Overture Concert Organ. By the way everything is in season mmmmmmm....
The Gialamas Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Wednesday, August 9, 2017, will mark the 16th anniversary of Concert in the Park. For the ninth consecutive year, the talented musicians of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) will amaze you with an entertaining and inspirational concert!
Located at 1200 John Q. Hammons Drive in the Old Sauk Trails Business Park, this beloved tradition is free for all to enjoy! This year in celebration of the new building, Sauk Trails Plaza II, which is being constructed in the backdrop of the concert area, The Gialamas Company, Inc. will be underwriting the concert in its entirety. Tables will still be available for purchase by contacting email@example.com or 608-836-8000....
Ken Notes: FREE - If your calendar or chamber is not listed call 608-334-2174...
Just a note to say thank you to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for a wonderful season of concerts on the square!
From WCO... (more info at the link!)
We are thrilled to announce our 2017-2018 season, with an incredible lineup of world-class musicians. Our 57th season features works by Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Paganini, and an all Beethoven concert on May 11th. We’re looking forward to welcoming fantastic guest artists, Soh-Hyun Park Altino and Leo Altino, Giora Schmidt, Alexandrew Dossin, Ilya Kaler, and John O`Conor for our Masterworks series, and our four outstanding soloists for Handel`s Messiah.
We look forward to seeing you this coming year for this exciting season!......more
SUN AUG 20, 2017
Featuring: DJ Ace - Primitive Culture - BBI
Welcome to Dane Dances!
Saturday, August 19
Doors 1pm, Show 2pm
$5 at the door or Free with RSVP
"This is America, babe. You gotta think big to be big!"
Celebrate Pride weekend alongside Outreach LGBT Community Center and Our Lives Magazine at The Orpheum Theater with a special screening of Hairspray on our giant movie screen!
Want to get on the list? Click "FIND TICKETS NOW" and fill out the RSVP form for complimentary entry to the event!... ...more
Now in its 9th glorious year, SummerJam has become a Madison Summertime tradition. What is SummerJam, you ask?? FREE parties hosted at the historic Majestic Theatre in beautiful downtown Madison on Thursday nights throughout the Summer, featuring some of best and brightest in local and regional talent. We are THRILLED with how our lineup has come together this Summer and hope you join us for all the raging parties – August 10, August 31 & September 7!...more
Ken Notes: Sumner is NOT over yet!
August 19 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Stop by DreamBank with the family and prepare to be amazed by the wonders of magic! Ryan Martin will be performing two shows, one from 10-10:30 and another from 11-11:30 with close-up mingling magic from 10:30-11 and 11:30-12. You’ll watch one dollar bills be transformed into $100 bills, playing cards turn into blocks of glass, and much more!..
Date: August 19, 2017
Market: South Central
Find out what steps you need to take to get your food business started. You will learn about licensing, permits. Obtain an understanding of insurance and secure a outline of steps to accomplish before you open.
Location: Madison WWBIC
Address: 2300 S Park St Suite 113
Ken Notes: Thinking about Madison fro more that a visit, Wisconsin Women`s Business Initiative Corporation can give you a hand...
Thu, Aug 10 - Fri, Aug 11
It’s the circle of life! Join Simba and the animal kingdom as he finds courage to take his place on Pride Rock.
Summer Stage at CTM features performances by students in our Educational Programs. (CTM’s professional Theater for Young Audiences season kicks off in October)....
Saturday, August 19, 2017...more
5-7 p.m. Pat Sheng QuartetSaturday, August 19, 2017
9 p.m. The Revelers
Ken Notes: As always sooo much more at the link....
Step into the cool expanse of Overture Hall on three Saturdays in August during the Dane County Farmers` Market on the Capitol Square to enjoy the gift of beautiful music with the Madison Symphony Orchestra`s Overture Concert Organ. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing 45-minute free concert. No tickets or reservations are needed and all ages are welcome! ...more
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:30 pm
An original play about the Bartell Theatre`s history. Six local theatre groups, who have been producing plays in whatever space they could find, unite to create a permanent home. Being led by a retiree who likes a challenge, they quickly learn there`s more drama in building a stage than performing on it....
This play is a fundraiser for the Bartell Theatre Foundation – to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Season!!...
Supporting Restaurants and Pubs in the Madison Area
Tues., August 15 – Carl Davick & Friends
(Orchestra/Classical) @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
5301 Healy Ln
Unwind at an outdoor concert in the serene setting of Winnequah Park while enjoying food carts and live entertainment.
Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets or purchase food from one of the excellent food carts available at the event. Join us for this fun and entertaining family-oriented event!......more
Thru - Sunday, August 13, 2017
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Conservatory, including low-flyers like the playful yellow and black striped zebras and bright orange julias...
$7 ages 13 & up
$3 ages 3 - 12
Free ages 2 & under
Free for Olbrich Members...more
Music Theatre of Madison presents...
The legend of Lizzie Borden comes to life in a thrilling Wisconsin premiere, showing the days before and after Borden`s parents were brutally murdered with an axe. Four women front a six-piece rock band to take audiences on a journey of betrayal, greed, jealousy, lust, and murder.
Lizzie Borden, one of America`s most notorious alleged murderers, comes chillingly to life in LIZZIE, a glorious rock musical performed by a quartet of power house women. Go back to August of 1892 on a wild ride of sex, conspiracy, and murder in this musical gem that`s sweeping the globe.
August 17: 7:30 p.m.
Times: Thursday evening tours are at 6:00 p.m. Saturday morning tours are at 11:00 a.m.
Where to meet: View the instructions on our tour info page to find out where the tour starts.
Cost: Tours are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for Madison Trust members!
Sunday, August 13 - 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts at 3 p.m. on with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August...
Designed by Arthur Peabody, the UW-Madison carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 with 25 bells. Additions and replacements resulted in the current configuration of 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to 6,823 pounds.
The UW-Madison carillon is one of three in Wisconsin, the others being at Marquette University in Milwaukee and First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Bay......more
Ken Notes: So here is one I bet you did not know about.
August 19 @ 9:00 pm
Grammy elected and recent Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Australian blues artist Michael Charles will claim the stage and embrace you with an elevated level of energy and a guitar driven journey through thirty four years and thirty four releases of his original music.
UW-Madison plays "Game of Thrones" theme from bell tower...
Ken Notes: Way cool!!!
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