CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC
All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!
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Ticket Sales or Reservations:
1A: You don’t need reservations. Usually. Each show will tell you if it’s sold out. Reservations just guarantee you a seat, and the earlier you reserve, the closer you’ll be. We reserve for the main room only, and even then there’s usually a seat. If you just want to show up, we love you, but get there when the doors open at 6:30. The seats on the “side” are actually really nice, with great sound, just a different view.
1:To reserve seats or for more information for these shows please send us an email. All seats are assigned and reserved in the order in which they come in, so if you reserve early, you get good seats. There really aren’t bad ones, you’re 50 feet away at the very farthest. Everyone pays at the door, don’t worry about credit cards or mailing checks in.
2: If you’re browser doesn’t respond to the link, try workdog(at)mindspring.com or if all else fails, call Charlie Shafer at 203-668-3735. Yeah, you get my weird voicemail (contractor by day) but leave a message if I don’t answer immediately.
3: Simply include full name and how many seats you want, and everyone just pays at the door, cash or check.
4: No online ticket sales for a few reasons. First, we’re technical idiots, and we’d have to pay someone to do that, and ticket prices would have to increase just so you can buy a ticket, which you can do anyway without the fee. Second, refunds in case of a storm are a big pain in the neck! Third, and most important, I have philosophical issues with being stuck with a ticket that you’ve paid for when you can’t make it due to a family emergency or illness. Life’s hard enough without getting stuck with something you can’t use. We go by the honor system, and it’s worked great for 20 years.
We are the only concert venue with a mission.We want to educate, inspire, and yes, entertain. Not to waste space here, please look at the “workshops: the mission” page to see what we mean.
March 4, 7:00 PM
The Brooklyn All-Star Ceilidh Band
(about 22 seats left in reserved seating)
How do you handle the period between Mardi Gras and St. Paddy’s Day? You want Celtic, but then, you also want a little kick. So, we called on some Fire In The Kitchen veterans to scrounge the alleys and crevices of Brooklyn (where a ton of great talent hides out) and come up with a great, hard-core band. They’re not just strong players, but really amazing players that would rival any group playing anywhere. Bits of Nuala Kennedy’s kick-*%# Irish band, bits of 9 Horses, a little of this and that. It’s an all-star group that will be performing a set of tunes that reside in that parallel universe where Irish tunes go to mingle with New Orleans funk.
Adults, $20, and kids high school and under, $5.00
April 8. 7:00 PM
Ten Strings And A Goatskin
As I expected, the main sanctuary is sold out, and I’m reserving for the side room (henceforth referred to as ground-floor opera box). After another 12 reservations, it’ll be closed off to walk-ins as well, so if you want to come, reserve soon!
This is like yelling “Godzilla is coming” but being really happy about it. Last season was a packed sardine-like sold out mess. I loved it. This is a legal performance enhancing drug. People were emailing me after last year’s show saying it was so fantastic they were actually crying. Plus, these guys are just plain fun. Season ender, here, and on a big-time party note. See ya here. Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.
Yup, already hard at work, but you’ll be seeing the likes of Jeremy Kittel, Molly Tuttle, Jayme Stone, Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc, Darol Anger and Mike Marshall (assuming we can finally get the cats to be herded), Seamus Egan (of Solas) and his new band, and far more. Woo Hoo.