Jazz at Five is a downtown Madison tradition since 1994. Each year the series consistently provides exceptional free jazz concerts in a stunning locale—the 100 block of State Street, where State Street meets the Capitol Square. When the sun is shining and the music is flowing, there is no better place to be than at Jazz at Five.
Welcome to Dane Dances!
Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop EVERY FRIDAY EVENING IN AUGUST. The much-anticipated summer music series is a great way to get down and dance with your friends, coworkers, or family. The rooftop gets shaking as the sun sets against the iconic Wisconsin State Capitol with the breeze of the Lake Monona at your back while you dance. Feel free to bring a blanket, chair and picnic basket; seating on the rooftop is limited. Sorry, carry in alcohol is prohibited. Dane Dances! promotes inclusivity with a fun night of music and dancing to DJs and bands for all ages.
Food and cocktails are available for purchase at 5:00pm. Food by Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant, Lake Vista Cafe and LaTaguara.
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 2:00pm for new concert location. Rain Location for August 11 & 18, 2017 is MONONA TERRACE. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.
Waukesha’s Friday Night Live
Thousands of people like youcome to Waukesha’s Friday Night Live every year. What started out over 15 years ago with a couple of musicians playing and singing under a single tent, has blossomed into a great event in the greatest city in Wisconsin – Waukesha!
Today Waukesha Friday Night Live runs every Friday from June through September. Over the course of the 18 week event, Friday Night Live hosts 10 stages of entertainment, over 70 musicians and entertainers, and dozens of downtown businesses are open to offer food, candies, drinks, artwork, and much more.
Explore the classical side of Cuban music!
The UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies invites you to a FREE concert of Cuban music.
This concert will include a talk on the history of Cuban classical music by Juan de Marcos González, founder of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, as well as performances by Gliceria González Abreu (piano), Laura Lydia González Abreu (clarinet), members of the Cuban String Ensemble class, and the Madison ensemble Charanga Agozá.