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Memorial Weekend Music & Festivities

5/28 - Bier Garten Opening Night @ The Capital Brewery Feat. The Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band, 6pm, The Capital Brewery (Middleton)
  • Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd calls Andy Linderman “one of the most dynamic electric harmonica players of our generation.” Jazz performer and producer Ben Sidran calls Mel Ford “one of the finest blues players in the Midwest if not the country.”  Put “one of the most dynamic electric harmonica players” on the same stage as “one of the finest blues players in the Midwest if not the country” and you have one of the most exciting blues groups in the country: The Westside Andy & Mel Ford Band. more info
5/30 - Madison Marathon, Madison Capital Square (Start and Finish), 7am
  • The Madison Marathon is an annual 26.2 mile foot race that covers much of the city of Madison.  Along with the 26.2 mile run, there is a half marathon, a half marathon walk, a quarter marathon, a kids race, and a wheelie race.  The race starts and finishes around the scenic Capital square in the heart of downtown Madison.  For more information and registration click here.
5/31 - Monona Memorial Day Parade, Route from Monona Drive to Pflaum Road, 10am
  • Join the Celebration of 55 years for Wisconsin's largest and longest running Memorial Day Parades will consist of more than 100 units. For everone's enjoyment there will be military color guards, clowns, marching bands, live animals, fire trucks, scouts, floats, antique autos, local elected officials, dance groups and much more. The 1.5 mile parade route will start just past Monona Grove High School and travel south on Monona Drive left on Pflaum Road disbanding at Sennett Middle School.  more info
5/28-5/31 - Bratfest, Willow Island – Alliant Energy Center, more info
    Brat Fest is 4 days filled with music, food and fun in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  The World’s Largest Brat Fest is held every Memorial Day weekend – rain or shine – with all proceeds benefiting the local charities that help to staff the event. Brat Fest is also about enjoying good food at great prices while celebrating Wisconsin’s heritage and the people who make Madison a great place to live.
    Date Time Performance Stage
    Friday, May 28th 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM Art Schlosser Art Schlosser is a street musician from Madison, WI specializing in novelty songs. Axley Brynelson Stage
    Friday, May 28th 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Mud Angels Mud Angels are a blues rock band from Madison, WI. Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Friday, May 28th 4:10 PM - 5:20 PM Selfish Gene Selfish Gene is a three-piece rock band from Madison, WI. Quench Gum Stage
    Friday, May 28th 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Beth Kille Come see Project M contestant Beth Kille! Axley Brynelson Stage
    Friday, May 28th 6:40 PM - 8:20 PM Mark Croft and Friends Mark Croft brings his acoustic rock/pop sound to Bratfest! Axley Brynelson Stage
    Saturday, May 29th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rowdy Prarie Dogs Madison-based Rowdy Prairie Dogs perform their Southern-Style Americana for the home town crowd Metcalfe's Quann-Olin Stage
    Saturday, May 29th 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM Black Star Drumline & Music Makers Boys and Girls Club of Dane County's drumline.  "Kids playing beats and staying off the streets." Quench Gum Stage
    Saturday, May 29th 12:50 PM - 2:10 PM Blue Beyond Blue Beyond combine modern blues and rock with classic soul and jazz. Quench Gum Stage
    Saturday, May 29th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sunspot Sunspot perform sing along rock with big guitars! Metcalfe's Quann-Olin Stage
    Saturday, May 29th 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM Eden's Empire Eden's Empire is a Madison based alternative rock blues band front by former Project M Contesant Mike Tecku Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM The Shibs The Shibs are a rock band from Madison, aka The Sharpe and Harkins Band Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 10:00 AM - 1:20 PM Madison's Emerging Music Series Come see local up and coming artists rock out! Metcalfe's Quann-Olin Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Lucas Cates Madison local Lucas Cates performs his pop rock at Brafest Quench Gum Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 3:10 PM - 4:20 PM Honor Among Thieves New York rockers Honor Among Thieves Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 5:40 PM - 6:40 PM LeeDing Zeros Local indie R&B and Rock band LeeDing Zeros bring the sound. Metcalfe's Quann-Olin Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chick Singer Night Presented By Beth Kille Project M contestant performs with other local female musicians. Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aaron Williams and the HooDoo Aaron Williams and the HooDoo are local Madison rockers. Quench Gum Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM Madison Blues All-Stars Local Madison blues artists together at Bratfest! Metcalfe's Entrance Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lucas Cates and Friends: Josey Wails Duo, Mike Tecku, Katie Scullin Lucas Cates brings his pop-rock sound to Bratfest and is joined by friends including the Josey Wails Duo, Mike Teku, Katie Scullin Axley Brynelson Stage
    Sunday, May 30th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Mark Croft Local singer/songwriter Mark Croft set to perform a pop-rock set Metcalfe's Entrance Stage


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