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Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin
Ken [at] KenHarwood.com
608.334.2174

Jezrel White
Advocating for Madison
Jezrel [at] MadisonNotes.com
608.772.5805

Ken Notes: In a hurry click here "Just the Titles" for a 10 Second overview

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 millennial`s to seniors.
  • Business travelers to extend their stay into the weekend or return visits.
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forwardfest17

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.
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TONIGHT - Jazz at Five!

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...

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The Central Park Sessions

August 16th and 17th

The 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
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Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
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!...
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Opera Unplugged At The Farmer`s Market On The Capital Square!

The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market

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 Saturday, August 12th @ 10am

One of Fresco`s fan favorites is back!
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
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. | Overture Hall

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...

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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....

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WYSO Concert in the Park!
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 bridget@gialamas.com or 608-836-8000....

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Calendars - Things To Do in the Madison Area
MadisonNotes does NOT maintain a calendar because there are so many great ones already! Here are a few we like, many will allow you to submit your event.
Madison Magazine
Madison Uw
UWarts Edgewood Olbrich Parks
Visit Madison UW WORT

Monona
Yelp Downtown

Madison Area Chambers

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Ken Notes: FREE - If your calendar or chamber is not listed call 608-334-2174...

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Thank You!
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!...

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Makeshift Festival Madison...

SUN AUG 20, 2017
OLBRICH PARK 3PM-8PM
MADISON, WI

A new festival that celebrates art, food & public spaces

Makeshift is a new festival aimed at celebrating creativity in the visual and culinary arts and creating new memories in Madison’s world-class parks.  100% of the proceeds go to the Madison Parks Foundation, the non-profit organization that helps support Madison’s Parks. For more information on what we do, check out our main website. It`s free! We’re gathering some of the most exciting chefs & organizations from throughout the midwest to whip up $5-7 tasting dishes for you. You pay them, they give you delicious, delicious food. Thirsty?? We’ve got you covered there, too. We’ve got beer from Karben 4 & Hop Haus, and Spirited Women will be curating the bar with alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. Also, the exceedingly awesome Water Wagon will be there from the Madison Water Utility....


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Dane Dances! Fridays

August 11

Featuring: DJ Ace  -   Primitive Culture   -  BBI

Welcome to Dane Dances!

Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August. The much-anticipated summer music series is a great way to get down and dance with your friends, coworkers, or family. The rooftop gets shaking as the sun sets against the iconic Wisconsin State Capitol with the breeze of the Lake Monona at your back while you dance. Feel free to bring a blanket, chair and picnic basket; seating on the rooftop is limited. Sorry, carry in alcohol is prohibited. Dane Dances! promotes inclusivity with a fun night of music and dancing to DJs and bands for all ages.

Food and cocktails are available for purchase at 5:00pm. Food by Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant, Lake Vista Cafe, Ribmasters and LaTaguara.

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Hairspray Sing-A-Long Soiree

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!...
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Venues - Madison Music and Theatre Venues

Overture
Entertainment


Alliant
Uw
Wisconsin Union






You Belong Here

Other Entertainment Venues in Madison

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SummerJam at the Majestic

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 10August 31 & September 7!

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Terrace at Memorial Union

Gerri DiMaggio and the World Jazz Unit

Aug 11th | 5pm to 7pm

Adrian + Meredith

Aug 11th | 9pm to 11:55 pm

Weekend Terrace Yoga

Saturdays, Sundays | Aug 12th - Sep 3rd

Madison New Music Festival

Aug 12th | 3pm to 5pm

808 in the 608: Madison Hip Hop

Aug 12th | 9pm to 11:55 pm

Lucia String Quartet & Sound Out Loud

Aug 13th | 5pm to 6:15 pm


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Ken Notes: Sumner is NOT over yet!

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FAMILY EVENT: Magic by Ryan Martin

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!..

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Steps to Start a Food Business
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 9:00AM-11:30AM
Cost: $0.00
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
City: Madison
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Ken Notes: Thinking about Madison fro more that a visit, Wisconsin Women`s Business Initiative Corporation can give you a hand...

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Stay - Places to Stay in the Madison Area

Sponsoring Hotels and Lodging in the Madison Area



Madison Radison


You Belong Here

Places to Stay









Here for $ 10









Other places to stay in Madison

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Children`s Theater of Madison - The Lion King, Jr.

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)....

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The Wisconsin Union Terrace, Memorial Union
Saturday, August 19, 2017
5-7 p.m. Pat Sheng Quartet
9-11:55 p.m. Lucien Parker, Mic Kellogg and Rahn Harper
Saturday, August 19, 2017
9 p.m. The Revelers
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Ken Notes: As always sooo much more at the link....

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Free Madison Symphony Orchestra Farmers` Market Concert

Overture Hall

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

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From Awkward Spaces: The Story of the Bartell and the Journey to Permanence

Saturday, August 19, 2017

3:00 pm
Additional Dates
Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Friday, August 18, 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!!...

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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



You Belong Here

All Restaurants









Here for $ 10









All Madison Restaurants and Pubs

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Concerts in Winnequah Park Monona
Tues., August 15 – Carl Davick & Friends
(Orchestra/Classical) @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Winnequah Park
5301 Healy Ln
Monona, WI

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!...

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Olbrich`s Blooming Butterflies - Last Weekend

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...

Ticket Prices

$7 ages 13 & up

$3 ages 3 - 12

Free ages 2 & under

Free for Olbrich Members

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LIZZIE- Music Theatre of Madison

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.
August 18: 7:30 p.m
August 19: 7:30 p.m. (MISCAST to follow)
August 24: 7:30 p.m
August 25: 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.*
August 26: 7:30 p.m.

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HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOURS

Times: Thursday evening tours are at 6:00 p.m.  Saturday morning tours are at 11:00 a.m.

Reservations: No reservations are necessary! 

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!

 

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Puppy Playdate Fundraiser at WBC

Sunday, August 13 - 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company •  Verona

Enjoy a pint with your leashed pet on the patio at the Puppy Playdate Fundraiser, happening Sunday, August 13 at Wisconsin Brewing Company. Your attendance helps support the new Fitchburg Dog Park!

Social and leashed dogs welcome with their humans to enjoy activities and games, the opportunity to meet lots of dogs, food from Jakarta Cafe and the opportunity win prizes and treats galore. And, the beautiful venue and tasty beverages on tap (with and without alcohol) combine to create an outing you and your dog won’t want to miss.

Support the dog park with a $5 minimum donation to be entered into a drawing for a 40? Vizio TV!
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Music of the carillon with Sunday concert

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...

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Ken Notes: So here is one I bet you did not know about.

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Australian Blues Hall of Fame Artist Michael Charles to Appear at The Club Tavern in Middleton

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.

Leading off with an explosive blues number, the audience is soon captivated by well-rehearsed precision experiencing MC’s original blues, blues based rock, inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers.   As in all of Michael Charles’ performances and recordings his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music!..

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What am I listening to...

UW-Madison plays "Game of Thrones" theme from bell tower...

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Ken Notes: Way cool!!!

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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 millennial`s to seniors.
  • Business travelers to extend their stay into the weekend or return visits.

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