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[Recommended] Art Fair on the Square + La Fete de Marquette this Weekend

Bummed the Fourth of July is already behind us?  Don't fret friends, there are plenty of things to keep you smiling this weekend in Madison!  Be sure to take advantage of the great events happening this weekend downtown. Art Fair on the Square Capitol Square, Saturday July 10 (9am-6pm) and Sunday July 11 (10am-5pm) Art Fair on the Square is an event organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art that brings artists from across the country to downtown Madison to present and  share their works.  Of the over 1600 applicants from across the nation, 450 artists were selected to join Art Fair on the Square and 30 percent of this years artists are first time participants. Art Fair on the Square will contain a vast array of arts including ceramics, drawing, graphics, prints, glass, sculpture, mixed media and much much more. Be sure to check out the Triple M Music Stage while at Art Fair on the Square.  There will be great music all weekend long pumping from our stage on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  The schedule for the Triple M Music Stage includes... Saturday, July 10 9:30–10:30                         Steve Doiel 11:00–12:00                       Ryan Mauer Band 12:30–1:30                         Mark Croft 2:00–3:00                           Tim Hort and the Radio Hour 3:30–4:30                           The Locals 5:00–6:00                           Silent Agency Sunday, July 11 10:00–11:00                       The Bower City Lights 11:30–12:30                       Patchouli 1:00–2:00                           Natty Nation 2:30–3:30                           The Selfish Gene 4:00–5:00                           Whish If you are still interested in picking up some fresh produce this Saturday, the usual Saturday morning Dane County Farmers Market will be moved to Wilson Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. More information regarding Art Fair on the Square can be found here. La Fete de Marquette Intersection of South Dickinson and East Washington, Madison, WI Beginning on Thursday July 8 at 6pm and continuing all weekend until late Sunday evening. French culture will be taking over downtown Madison this weekend.   La Fete de Marquette is a music festival that celebrates all things French.  Artists from Paris to Haiti will arrive in Madison for this great event celebrating French music.  This years music lineup is rich and diverse and includes Ivory Coast native Dobet Gnahore, smooth singing blues singer Marcia Ball, along with the "brassy" horn-filled sound of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and many more! La Fete de Marquette will also include the giant La Fete Flea Market, a silent auction, children's games and face-painting, a vintage 1930's era ferris wheel and the largest dance floor of any free Madison music festival all summer. Also, Triple M's own Jonathan and Kitty will be hosting Acoustic Cafe on Sunday (July 11) morning from 9am until 11:45 which will feature Vishten and Red Stick Ramblers. Thursday--July 8th 6:00 --- Willy St. Coop Annual Membership Meeting (open to all) 7:30- 8:45 --- Les Sans Culottes* (Brooklyn) 8:45-915 -- Tent-- Laura Llorens (Paris) 9:15 -10:45 --- Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys* (Lafayette, Louisiana) Friday - July 9th 5:00- 11:00- Le Nuit des Etoiles 5:30- 6:45-- Les Saltimbanks* (Calais, France) 7:30- 8:45 - The Occidental Brothers Dance Band International featuring Samba Mapangala* (Congo/ USA) 9:30- 11:00 - Dobet Gnahore* (Ivory Coast/ Paris) Saturday - July 10th Noon-11:00- Le Jour du Monde 9:00 - Great Festival Flea Market 12:30- 1:30 Tent -Robin Pluer with Mrs. Fun* (Milwaukee) 2:15-3:15 Tent - Robin Pluer with Mrs. Fun* 3:15- 4:30-- Vishten* (Prince Edward & Magdalene Islands) 5:15- 6:30 - Les Saltimbanks (Calais, France) 7:15 - 8:45 - Boukman Eksperyans ( Port-au-Prince, Haiti) 8:45- 9:30 Tent-- Vishten Dance with caller 9:30- 11:00 - Marcia Ball* (Austin, TX) Sunday - July 11th 9am - 9:00 pm- Le Jour de Louisiane 9:00 - Great Festival Flea Market 9:00 -Noon -- Tent-- Acoustic Café -- - Vishten*, Red Stick Ramblers * Noon -1pm ---John Chimes* (Madison) 1:30 -2:45-- Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters *(Arnaudville, Louisiana) 3:15 - - Red Stick Ramblers * 5:15- 6:45 - Sonny Landreth* (Lafayette, LA) 6:45-7:30 -- Tent - Cajun Dance- Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters * 7:30- 9:00pm -- Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue*(New Orleans) More information  for La Fete de Marquette can be found here. Don't allow your beautiful summer weekends to slip by and be sure to check out these great events in downtown Madison this weekend! -Sam Ryan

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