Summer Concerts

Summer in Madison means lots of free outdoor concerts!

Concerts on the Square 2011 season begins this Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm with the 2011 Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, pianist Amy Hua, and dance through the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker with dancers from the Madison Ballet.

Concerts on the Square is a weekly, free event that takes place at the King Street Corner of the Capitol Square.

Olbrich Gardens’ Summer Concert Series takes place every Tuesday at 7 pm (now through July 26) on the Great Lawn.

Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich’s outdoor gardens. A wide variety of music is highlighted, including jazz, folk, honky-tonk, and much more. Olbrich’s Summer concerts are every Tuesday night in June and July at 7 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic, or purchase hotdogs and brats at the Gardens from the Madison East Kiwanis. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors, and the Kiwanis brat and hotdog stand will not be available. A $1 donation is suggested. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society.

Tomorrow’s concert: The Bar, Afro/Cuban Jazz and World Music

Monona Terrace Concerts on the Rooftop occur Thursdays from 7 – 9 pm.

Concerts on the Rooftop highlight some of the area’s best music, and offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family. This series is supported by a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funding from the Overture Foundation and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. The Lake Vista Cafe will be open for your enjoyment. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol. In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 2PM for concert location. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.

2011 Schedule
June 30 LoveMonkeys (Pop, Rock, Reggae) – MSCR Family Night
July 14 Madison County (Country Show Band)
July 21 SuperTuesday (Alternative Rock)

If you know of any other concerts happening in the area this summer, please mention them in the comments!

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Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area August 4

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, concludes this Wednesday, August 4 beginning at 7 pm.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Russian festival
August 4, 2010 | 5:30 & 6:15
Madison Children’s Museum – Sandra Bonnici-Hoecherl
Join Madison Children’s Museum in learning and creating
Russian Art, games and activities as well as learning more
about the new madison Children’s Museum August 14th.

Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area July 28

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, continues this Wednesday, July 28 beginning at 7 pm.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Movement in your world!
leap! stretch! turn!

July 28, 2010 | 5:30 & 6:15
Madison Ballet – Gretchen Bourg
Join Madison Ballet for a fun creative movement experience
for the whole family! Use shapes, pathways, balance, and
rhythm to explore different ways to communicate through
dance.

Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area July 21

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, continues this Wednesday, July 21 beginning at 7 pm.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Here comes the sun!
Here comes the fun!

July 21, 2010 | from 5:00 – 6:30
Rich Baumann – Folk Singer
Rich Baumann will share fun songs and stories with kids and
their friends!

Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area July 14

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, continues this Wednesday, July 14 beginning at 7 pm.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Energy expo
July 14, 2010 | from 5:00 – 6:30
Alicia Saddoris – Fitness Professional
Sheba McCants, Dance Instructor
Join two fun, upbeat instructors for grooving, jumping,
getting down and even getting a bit silly through music,
dance and group games involving energy! Your kids will
leave having exercised their bodies and minds while
having a ton of fun!

Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area July 7

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, continues this Wednesday, July 7 beginning at 7 pm.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Star Spangled Butterflies
July 7, 2010 | 5:30 & 6:15
Monroe Street Fine Arts Center – Lacy George
Create a bright and colorful red, white and blue butterfly
to take with you while you enjoy “American Celebration”.

Concerts on the Square – Kids’ Area

Concerts on the Square‘s 27th season with The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, begins this Wednesday, June 30 and includes six consecutive Wednesday evenings (June 30 – August 4) beginning at 7:00 p.m.

If you’ve never been to Concerts on the Square before, make sure to get there early so you get a good spot. We love enjoying this amazing (and FREE) experience with our families! And we’re really excited about this year’s Kids’ Area!

The Kids’ Area is located on the corner of North Pinckney Street and East Washington Avenue. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the free activities and are required to accompany their children at all times.

Here’s what’s happening in the Kids’ Area this week:

Let’s get together!
June 30, 2010 | 5:30 & 6:15

Children’s Theater of Madison’s Teaching Artist will lead
young concert goers in improvisations exploring the joys of
working together. Join CTM for games in which participants
will create together…and create togetherness!