Concert Schedule

All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!

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December 6 (Saturday) 7:00 PM:

A Bluegrass Christmas Show with

The Barefoot Movement.

happyAn All-Holiday program by  the Bluegrass world’s brightest rising stars!

Once each year, during the summer months, one young group comes along and blows all the established names away at the big festivals. While the hangers-on crowd around the “big names”, the real music fans are buzzing about the new kids who steal the energy from everyone else. That’s the Barefoot Movement. Once again, we feature some incredibly gifted young players who also sing like the proverbial angels. And, once again, their chops are only the beginning. It’s all about the energy, the synergy, the huge smiles that form on the faces of the audience. But, instead of their normal Americana/Bluegrass repertoire, it’s all Christmas in their absolutely addictive style. Get ready to sing, folks. I mean, really sing. And really have a great, great, time. It’s all about eating ice cream, singing, dancing, fun, ice cream, fun, fun…

Adults, $20, kids high school and under, $5.00

JANUARY 17 (Saturday) 7:00 PM:

MIPSO

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For a few years I’ve been whining about being able to put a label on the style of music a lot of young bands play. Most people like labels so they know what they’re getting, but our series specializes in the unlabel-able. Americana? What’s that? It’s not bluegrass or country or classical, so then, what?

Mipso helps out here. They call themselves a “Renegade North Carolina Stringband” playing “Dark Holler Pop.” Do I care? Nah. What they really are are fantastic musicians playing fantastic music. They win songwriting contests, beating out folks like Gillian Welch. Yeah, that one. The play with soul, sing brilliantly, all that and more. Another one of our great finds? Well, it’s not like no one has ever heard them, but yeah, we think you’ll be hearing a lot about these guys very very soon. Adults $20, kids high school and under, $5.00

FEBRUARY 7, 7:00 PM:

The Revelers

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Take traditional Cajun, add some zydeco, some pop, some New Orleans funk, do the shake-and-bake thing, and you get their original brand of Swamp Pop. There’s a reason we hope this comes together for February. It’ll be smokin’ hot music on a cold dreary night. Big Band. Big sound. Big fun. Bring your party dress and dancin’ shoes. It’s February, you’re cold and bored. We can fix both.

Adults: $30, kids high school and under, $5.00

 

MARCH 7, 7:00 PM:

JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET

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Finally…yes, a full two years after the record-setting blizzard forced the postponement, it’s the return of the John Jorgenson Quintet. The world’s best gypsy jazz? That’s a big statement, and one can never really say “the best” with something so subjective, but I’ll say this: You probably will never hear anyone play this music any better. Period.

Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.00

 

May 10, 7:00 PM:

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

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The originals.. The best.. Scots fiddle and cello, they…oh, heck with the blah blah blah. They’re the originals, and the best.

Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.00