Regardless of why you were in Madison in the past, we want you to Come Back To Madison to...
A few Notes
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.
Full list of 2017 Participating Venues | 2017 Participating Musicians
Ken Notes: Get up get out get going NOW! Tell the boss I said you could have the day off...
June 28, 2017
7:00 PM | King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Emily Hauer is a home-schooled 9th grade student from Appleton, Wisconsin. She has studied violin for twelve years through the Lawrence Academy of Music, and for the past seven years she has studied with Dr. Samantha George, Associate Professor of Violin at Lawrence University...
Ken Notes: Bring an umbrella, but go for sure...
June 24, 2017
4:00 - 11:00 PM
Fireworks - 10:00 PM
John Nolen Drive
Free Admission with Some Paid Admission Venues and preferred seating...
Bucky Badger is inviting fans to join him on Thursday, June 29, for the 5th annual Camp Randall Movie Night, presented by Festival Foods. But he needs your help. Bucky has made a list of some of his favorite movies. He is asking fans to select the feature presentation. The winning selection will be played in Camp Randall Stadium on the main videoboard...
...On Thursday, June 29, Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium will open at 6:00 p.m. The feature presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public...
Ken Notes: FREE - If you are not listed call 608-334-2174...
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
Here`s a great guide to URidge and best views for the tournament. ...more
Friday, June 23, 2017
Tickets On Sale Now:
GRAMMY-award winner Darius Rucker to perform during
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.
Release the builder within at BrickUniverse Madison, the ultimate LEGO lover`s paradise that will take over the Monona Terrace on July 1 & 2, 2017.
Choose from Saturday or Sunday admission, and experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain. This fun, family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations to gawk at, building zones to unleash your creative energy, guest speakers and more in the LEGO theater, and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures, and accessories.
Saturday: 10AM-1PM + 2PM-5PM
Sunday: 10AM-1PM + 2PM-5PM
Open Mic Night
Wednesdays | Jun 28th - Aug 30th
The Goodie Two Shoes
Jun 30th | 1pm to 5pm
The Big Payback
Jun 30th | 9pm to 11:55 pm
4th of July Celebration, feat. Science is FUN & Gabe Burdulis
Jul 1st | 3pm to 11:55 pm...
Ken Notes: I love this place...
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.
Friday, June 23...more
Live on King Street
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 ...
Ken Notes: I love this series!!! and this band...
Thurs. 7-9PM, Gates & Bars Open 5:30PM
William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens
A truly unique Madison experience! Enjoy spectacular bands accompanied by the best views in the city! Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. Lake Vista Café , on the rooftop, will serve only beverages from 4-4:30pm. The Summer Concert Menu will be made available after 4:30pm. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursdays 7-9pm • Capacity Limited
Gates and Bars open 5:30pm
June 29 The Boogie Men (Dance Covers) Get Tickets
The Mad-City Ski Team has home ski shows nearly every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend at Law Park in Madison, WI. The Junior Team show starts at 5:30pm and the main show follows it starting about 6:00pm. Please check the schedule below for dates and times. We occasionally have shows at other times or places and those will be added to the calendar as they are scheduled....more
Thu, June 29
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Hour (featuring welcome cocktail)
Ahhh, the feeling of true freedom you only experience at summer camp. The crackle of the campfire. The aroma of roasted marshmallows. The camraderie, and...... the cocktails?! At our Camp Wannadrinki Dinner, you`ll go back to a time before you had to start adulting while you`re tossing back some drinks with friends. It`s the perfect paradox. Enjoy a throwback, 5-course dinner with grown-up versions of our camp favorites and 2 full sized summer cocktails, plus some summer camp surprises. More specialty drinks will be available on a cash basis. $60 includes 5 courses, 2 full size cocktails, tax and tip.
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Hour (featuring welcome drink)
6:30 pm Dinner Served... ...more
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.
Supporting Restaurants and Pubs in the Madison Area
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
9/28 - Bucky Pope & Stephanie Rearick ...more
One of the Midwest`s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square July 8 and 9, 2017 as MMoCA presents the 59th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison`s Capitol Square.
2017 ART FAIR HOURS
Saturday, July 8 (9 am-6 pm)
Sunday, July 9 (10 am-5 pm
Ken Notes: NEXT WEEK but worth planning for...
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.......more
The Greater Madison
Convention & Visitors Bureau
A Generous Grant From WisconsinDevelopment.com...
If you would like to sponsor MadisonNotes
please call - 608.334.2174
Our Current Publications:
MadisonNotes will advocate for:
WDNGreen will advocate for:
DriftlessNotes will advocate for:
WisconsinDevelopment will advocate for: