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An Evening of Jazz with Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra

May 15, 0014 7 pm

Cambridge High School, Cambridge
Enjoy the "Big Band" sounds of the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra. The MMJO is one of the most unique professional groups in the Madison area bringing a big-band sound and the compositions and arrangements of Johnny Richards to the public.

Tobi Bolt, Cambridge Music Boosters, 608-423.1447 for tickets

Back to the Big Apple Jazz Concert w/ Kyle Ketelson

May 4, 0014 7:30 pm

Sun Prairie High School Performing Arts Center, 888 Grove St., Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear some of the best young jazz musicians and one of the top bass-baritone singers in the world together on the same stage! Sun Prairie High School Jazz I was recently selected as one of 15 high school jazz bands from around North America to take part in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival in New York May 8 – 10. Jazz I will be joined by Kyle Ketelson, world-renowned bass-baritone, who, in June will be playing the roll of Escamillo in the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma production of Carmen, then in September will be playing the roll of Leporello in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Don Giovanni. Together, they will play some great jazz classics as well as entertain with a number of Frank Sinatra standards that will leave the audience clamoring for more! All proceeds benefit the Sun Prairie High School Jazz Band and their trip to Lincoln Center. Audience members can take their ticket stub to Buck & Honeys restaurant in Sun Prairie where 10% of your bill will be donated to the Jazz Band! Sponsored by the Sun Prairie Education Foundation.
$10/adult, $7/senior, $5/12 & under

Nancy Everson (608) 834-6734

UW Varsity Band Concert

Apr 24, 0014 7:30 p.m.

Apr 25, 0014 7:30 p.m.

Apr 26, 0014 7:30 p.m.

Apr 27, 0014 7:30 p.m.

Kohl Center
It's the 40th anniversary Varsity Band Concert, with handclapping Badger ballads, fireworks, aerial stunts, mutimedia displays, Bucky and more. With special guests Mark Pender, virtuoso trumpet player from "Conan," and Broadway star Tom Wopat, from "Dukes of Hazzard" and "Django Unchained."

Don't miss this the 40th year of this great Badger tradition. Featured will be a salute to "The Beatles," a special performance of "Phantom of the Opera," and a look back at the fantastic UW sports season. For ticket information visit

Praise in the Prairie

Jun 14, 2014 11am-9pm

Angell Park, Sun Prairie
Praise in the Prairie is an all-day Christian Music Festival with activities for all ages. This festival is to raise awareness about homelessness in Sun Prairie and all proceeds will benefit Shelter from the Storm Ministries in their mission to create a multi-family shelter in Sun Prairie as well as unite the community. Free Admission

Cynthia Whiteaker, 608-320-3601,

Spring Swing

Apr 25, 0014 7pm -10pm

Zor Shrine Temple, 575 Zor Shrine Place, Madison, Wi 53719
4th Annual Spring Swing
Sponsored by Memorial High School PTSO
Featuring The Jeff Peronto Jazz Orchestra and the JMM Jazz Band.
Music, dancing, and appetizers. Cash bar. Adults only.
Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Memorial High School Music Dept.

Theresa Gray 608-516-8492.

Annual Holiday Craft Bonanza

Nov 8, 0014 9am-4pm

Mount Horeb Middle School, 900 E. Garfield, Mount Horeb
The Holiday Craft Bonanza is our kick-off to the Holiday Season in Mount Horeb along with the Small Town Holidays event in the downtown area. This year’s Craft Bonanza includes over 50 artist/vendors, a large bake sale (yum), raffle, silent art auction, horse & buggy rides, music, food, donation collection for the Giving Tree, the Good Fortune Origami Tree, Jorgen the Troll, Town Scrooge and Julenisse (Scandinavian Santa).

Melissa Theisen, 608-437-5914

Annual Fall Heritage Festival

Oct 4, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Oct 5, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Downtown Main Street, Mount Horeb
The first full weekend in October. Dozens of crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street, lined with life-sized mythical creatures. Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations, live music, food, antique tractor show, mini pedal tractor pull, and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost–an authentic Norwegian Autumnal breakfast. Fair and festivities run from 9 to 4 on Saturday, and 10 to 3 on Sunday. Don’t miss this fabulous fall event for the whole family.

Melissa Theisen

Wisconsin Aviation’s 13th Annual 1940s Style Hangar Dance: A Salute to the Troops - Past and Present!

Jul 26, 0014 7:00p-10:30p

Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, Madison, WI (off of Hwy 51 and Amelia Earhart Dr)
($20 ea, two for $35, pay at door)
Re-live the 1940s era by listening to big band music performed by Ladies Must Swing. Vintage wear is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best dressed couple and best dancers. The ladies will be performing 1940s tunes all night long: Harlem Nocturne, Seems Like Old Times, Leap Frog, Take the A Train, In the Mood, and much more!

A portion of the door sales as well as the drink and snack sales will benefit The Badger Honor Flight (, a local nonprofit that ensures WWII and Korean War Veterans have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.

*Doors open at 6:15p and Social Life Dance Center will be giving dance lessons at 6:30p!

June Dalton (608)698-8944

Tunes at Monona Terrace

Mar 5, 0014 March 5th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; March 12th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 2nd at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 30th at 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Mar 12, 0014 March 5th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; March 12th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 2nd at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 30th at 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Apr 2, 0014 March 5th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; March 12th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 2nd at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 30th at 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Apr 30, 0014 March 5th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; March 12th at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 2nd at 5:30 - 7:00pm; April 30th at 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Monona Terrace; One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy familiar tunes from the heyday of live dance music. Big band, swing, polka or blues, Tunes has something for everyone. Come out for an early evening of nostalgic musical entertainment!

Fran Puleo,, 608-261-4000

Capitol City Band Concert in the Park

Jun 12, 0013 7 pm

Rennebohm Park, Madison WI
Concerts in the style of John Philip Sousa and the US Marine Band. Free.

Jim Latimer
Tel. 608 835-9861
PO Box 258007 Madison WI 53725-8007