CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC WITH A MISSION
Right now we’re hard at work trying to once again revolutionize the way musicians can be seen, heard, and make a living. Streaming, workshops, masterclasses, live radio are all in the mix, so stay tuned to se what this Frankenstein monster will look like!
Looking to play here? Emails only, please, and Read this first by clicking 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” Really? Well, everything is on hold, but we’ll see what the policy is when we can start up again!
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.
And of course, visit our Facebook Page for links to really cool music… and you know, stuff.
SUNDAY AUGUST 2?: Nope… trying to work out a livestream solution, or live remote, or something…
THE ANNUAL MADISON LAND CONSERVATION TRUST FUNDRAISER DOWN AT THE RETTICH PRESERVE
Looking forward to the summer yet? We sure are. But we’ll have to wait for at least this, a most popular event. Great food, great people, a beautiful spot, and yeah, great music. Who will be own the flat bed trailer this year?
THE RUTA BEGGARS
Tons of fun from the young ‘uns. They’re already festival favorites, and will be the perfect antidote to whatever ails you. Our usually sensational level of perfectly-coordinated food, music, scenery and …um… hopefully weather.
October 3, 7:00 PM Er, Postponed indefinitely
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Do we need to go into detail here? I believe it’s the 4th, maybe the fifth time they’ve been here, the first being around 15 years ago. It’s just two of the world’s best, ok? This also might be the end-of-now-beginning-of-season sponsor and volunteer appreciation party. Anyway, superlatives don’t do either Natalie and Alasdair here, or Ashley, below, justice. Adults $30, kids high school and under, $5.00
October 17, 7:00 pm (Might be postponed, we’ll see if we can do a livestream thing that works for everyone…)
While I can’t say she’s the most important musician of the 21st century, she’s in the group of daring classical musicians exploring what exactly music is. As a group, they are indeed the most important musicians right now. Technical chops are so extreme it’s not even part of the discussion anymore. Ashley’s at the forefront of playing music by contemporary composers that push limits. Some pieces are extremely melodic, and some are on the edge of the “noise” edge of music, some challenge the assertion that 12 tones are sufficient. I’ll say this: anyone who is willing to sit up in front of an audience solo and play weird stuff brilliantly for an hour+ show gets a medal for bravery. But don’t fear, she’ll mix in some old classical standards, just so you can hear the reference points that the modern composers are jumping off from. $30 and 5.
NOVEMBER 14: You guessed it, postponed
Mike Marshall and Darol Anger
What do you say about Mike and Darol that hasn’t been said a million times. Oh wait, I know… nothing. The standard bearers, and are two of the maybe six or seven guys who literally and figuratively started it all. Nothing would sound like it is if it weren’t for that group, and these two were at the head of the table. Cost ya $30, with the same 5 for kids high school and under.
In the future: we have the above postponements, Hawktail, Katie Martucci Band, Barefoot Movement postponement, 9 Horses, Taarka, and who knows what else…