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Madison's summer music fests: Marcia Ball, Bottle Rockets & more

Madison's summer music festival season kicks off this weekend with Brat Fest at Willow Island, where there are more bands than you can shake a bratwurst at!  Check out the Brat Fest website to plan your itinerary.

Next up is the Marquette Waterfront Fest at Yahara Place Park June 8th and 9th. This year, there's a definite international flair, with bands including Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars and Hurray For the Riff Raff, from New Orleans.

Jump forward to La Fete De Marquette July 11-14th at South Dickinson and East Washington Avenue on Madison's east side. 105.5 Triple M is excited to be a part of La Fete again this year, as they welcome a wide roster of stars, including Marcia Ball, Kenny Neal and Irma Thomas.

Atwood Summerfest happens July 27th and 28th with a fun list of bands that include the disco group VO5 and even a bluegrass Madonna tribute band!

On the horizon, there's Orton Park Fest August 22-25th, and while a full itinerary has not been published, I did see on the Bottle Rockets website that they'll be there on August 24th.

And that's followed by the Willy Street Fair in September...but I don't want to even think about that, because that marks the END of summer.

Hope to see you out and about at one of these festivals this summer..and if you insist, yes, you may buy me a beer!

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People : Irma ThomasKenny NealMadonnaMarcia BallTani Diakite

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05/21/2013 10:58AM
Gear up for Madison's summer music fests: Marcia Ball, Bottle Rockets and more
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07/29/2013 8:42AM
Marquette Neighborhood Assoc.'s Orton Park Festival 8/22-25
The 48th Orton Park Festival Full Schedule Saturday, August 10th Bebel Gilberto- Capitol Theater -8pm Thursday, August 22nd -Family Night Sponsored by Becker Law Office 5:30-- Snacks, kids activities 7:45- --Cycropia Aerial Dance "Circus Quercus". Friday, August 23rd : 5:30 – The California Honeydrops 7:15— Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound 8:45 -- Cycropia Aerial Dance "Circus Quercus" Saturday, August 24th Noon- Pioneer 1:30 – Count this Penny 3:00 -- The Midwesterners 4:15 – MNA Auction 5:15 – The Kissers 6:45- Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks 8:30 – The Bottle Rockets Sunday, August 25th 9:00 – Jazz Brunch Noon – Black Marigold 1:30 – Chicago to Madison Blues Jam with John Primer 3:00 -- MNA Auction 4:00 — Lake St. Dive 5:45 – Big Sam’s Funky Nation Detailed information:
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