CELEBRATING 20+ YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC WITH A MISSION
Looking to play here? Two things; use email (no calls, I’m trying to get work done at the day job) and read the page linked to in the next sentence. We like to hear from musicians we don’t know about but… if you want to see if you’ll fit, look at this page here.
All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!
You can read this first, or scroll down to the shows:
Ticket Sales or Reservations:
1A: Reservations almost always necessary. It’s possible there may be walk-in space available, but it’s not guaranteed. We will post if there’s walk-in room available under each show’s individual heading. Check the status the afternoon of the show, before you drive over!! Shows can fill up fast with this level of talent!
1B: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. If the link isn’t working for you, the email is: workdog(at)mindspring.com, or call Charlie at 203-668-3735. Leave a message if he can’t hear the phone due to tools powering away.
1C: Pay at the door, always. Cash or check is fine. We don’t do the pre-pay thing because we’re too lazy to figure it out. Plus, if you’re sick or something, you’re already miserable, and losing the price of a ticket makes it worse.
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. Virtually EVERY concert is a fundraiser for a local non-profit.
The Seamus Egan Project
Saturday, February 9, 7:00 PM
And we’re full. Check back in to see if there are cancellations. Sorry!
We’re having Seamus back for the second year in a row, a rarity. A small part of it is because last year’s shows got both cancelled and then severely dented by the string of Nor’easters. The main reason though, is because he’s that good, and so is his band. Waxing poetically about how precise and beautiful and soulful and all that won’t do, as I’ll just screw things up grammatically. So just trust me and the millions of fans Seamus has around the world. As the founder of the Irish super-group Solas, he’s the real deal. period. Cohorts Moira, Kyle and Owen are pretty fantastic, too. Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.00
Saturday, March 9, 7:00 PM
You’d have to be a first-order music geek to know about this trio. It features the head of the Berklee strings department, Dr. David Wallace. A Juilliard instructor for a bit, he left to head up Berklee because he loved the idea of all the musical worlds colliding, crashing, blending and coming out in brave new ways. There aren’t too many places in the world where this happens, and we’re lucky to be right down the extended road from one of the world’s most important places where this kind of creativity happens. You’d also have to have your head in the sand to not know that this blending is where all music is heading.Doc Wallace has played just about every musical genre that has a name, and most that don’t. I guess it falls into the category of alt/classical. I guess. I can’t really describe it, and that’s why you need to hear it. Seldom does something get me this excited. Get ready. Adults the usual $25, kids high school and under, $5.00
Sometime in May…
The annual sponsor/volunteer appreciation pizza party with some concert that night..
That’s right. We’re waiting on a couple of responses from various musicians, and last year it was the DuoDuo, featuring Natalie Haas, Yann Falquet, Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss. Who will it be this year? Um… I’ll get back to you on that. But, the main reason outside of the music, of course, is to thank our volunteers and sponsors who mean so much to us. You could always be a sponsor yourself and join in the fun…
Sometime in July
The Rettich Preserve barbecue/concert/outdoor party fundraiser.
The date’s not set yet, and nor is the music. But once we get it all sorted out, it’s great fun. Last year, it was the Page Turners, and the year before that, Low Lilly. No matter what, it’ll be a great evening!