~ Music in the air ~
Outdoor music venues in the summer are generally a good place to bring younger children,
while enjoying a little grown-up relaxation and enjoyment.
Back Porch Concerts
Historical Dean House
Monona Dr (on Golf Course at Dean Ave),
Thursdays @ 7 PM
July 6th - August 3rd. Bring lawn chairs or blanket to enjoy weekly outdoor
entertainment. This series traditionally wraps up with an annual pie contest & ice cream
social, watch for details.
Capitol City Band
Oscar Rennebohm Park
115 N Eau Claire Ave (at Regent St)
Thursdays @ 7 PM
June 8th - August 24th. The CCB features favorite marches, waltzes, polkas,
contemporary, jazz, instrumental, vocal and encore favorites.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Concerts at McKee
McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Triverton Pike Dr, South of Hwy PD near Fish
Hatchery Rd
3rd Mondays @ 6 PM
June 19 | July 17 | August 21. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.  Food and beverages
available for purchase from area restaurant vendors beginning at 6 PM, along with
entertainment by Madison Music Foundry Youth Bands. Headliners perform beginning
at 7 PM.
Concerts in the Gardens
Olbrich Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison
Tuesday @ 7 PM
June 20 - July 25 (no concert 7/04). Bring your own picnic, or purchase brats/hot dogs
available from the food cart.
Note: Although concerts still happen indoors if inclement
weather, the food cart will not be in operation.
$2 admission donation suggested
Concerts in the Park, Black Earth
Veterans Memorial Park
Mills St, Black Earth
Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
June 13 - July 25* Check website for 2017 details; traditionally, food stands open at the
park at 6 PM, music begins at 6:30 PM.
Concerts in the Park, Cambridge
Veteran's Park
Downtown Cambridge @ 100 W. Main St
Select Fridays @ 6:30 PM
June 9th & 23rd | July 14th & 28th | August 11th
Concerts presented by the Cambridge Art Council, bring a picnic, concerts begin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Concerts in the Park, Sun Prairie
Wetmore Community Park
555 North St, Sun Prairie
Varied Schedule
Thurs, June 29th | Tues, July 25th | Tues, Aug 1st
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic for an entire evening of fun and entertainment.
Family entertainment, activities, and food purchases start at 5 PM, with concerts to follow
starting at 6 PM.
Concerts in the Park, Verona
Harriet Park
151 Mary Lou St, Verona
(Park runs along Westlawn, Mary Lou, Harriet &
Arthur on Verona's north side)
Thursdays in July @ 6 PM
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic & kids! This series brings a great variety of music in
a nice park setting, Thursdays in July 6 PM to 8 PM. Culver's is usually on-hand selling
cups of custard to benefit the senior center. Harriet Park has a shelter with rest rooms, and
lots of play equipment to keep kids busy while parents relax and enjoy the music!

Concerts on the Rooftop
Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Dr, Madison
Thursdays in June/July | Concerts on the Rooftop Series
June 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th; July 13th & 20th.
Picnic food, blankets, lawn chairs welcome. There is limited seats available & Lake Vista
Cafe offers a full menu of food choices.  
schedule/more info >>

Fridays in August | Dane Dances Series
August 4th - 25th. Food & beverage vendors available 5pm, performances 5:30 PM to
9:30 PM.
schedule/more info >>
Concerts on the Square
Capitol lawn
King St & Capitol Square
Wednesdays @ 7 PM
June 28th - August 2nd. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra performs six consecutive  
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM outside the Wisconsin State Capitol. Views of the orchestra are
best from the King Street corner of the square, but the music can be heard around the
blocks with blankets and lawn chairs filling the lawn of the Capitol and beyond.

Weather updates available by 3pm day of concert.
Jazz at Five
100 block of State St at Capitol Square
Wednesdays @ 5 PM & 6:30 PM
August 9th - September 6th. Hear a great lineup of fantastic local jazz performers at
the top of State Street. Select dates August through early September, each week consists
of 2 different sets at 5 PM & 6:30 PM, but come by starting at 4 PM to hear talented youth
jazz performers each week.
Summer Concert Series in Oregon
Waterman Triangle Park
101 Janesville St, Oregon
Tuesdays @ 7 PM
May 30th - June 27th. The Oregon Community Band provides music for the community
annually for their Summer Concert Series. Refreshments are available for purchase by
different organizations each week.
Summer Concerts in Monona
Winnequa Park, Monona
Varied Schedule @ 6:30 PM
Mondays, June 19th & July 10th | Tuesdays, August 1st & 16th
Relax in the serene park setting at Winnequah Park, and bring your appetite! There will be
a variety of food cart vendors open at 5 PM. Concerts are from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM.
Summer Concerts at Warner Park
Warner Park Shelter
North Madison at Sherman Ave & Northport Dr
Select Mondays @ 6 PM
June 12th - July 31st per schedule. Bring your lawn chairs, friends and appetite!
Summer Concerts at Warner Park, sponsored by North/Eastside Senior Coalition, will
serve up fabulous music, grilled hot dogs & brats, root beer floats, popcorn, brownies a la
mode & more! Performances are 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Concerts & seating are in a covered shelter, so plan on rain or shine!
Summer Sundays: Concerts in the
Allen Centennial Gardens
620 Babcock Dr, UW-Madison Campus
E.O. Sunday @ 5 PM
June 25th - September 17th per schedule. This concert series features some of the
best musical groups in Madison ranging from classical to jazz chamber music. The
concerts will be held
alternating Sunday afternoons starting June 25 thru September
17th, from 5 PM to 6 PM in our English Garden.
Tip for parents:
Help make the time more enjoyable (for you) by treating the kids to their favorite fast-food picnic, a simple
dinner of cheese & crackers with fruit salad, or a big bowl of popcorn and a refreshing drink. Pack some
bubbles, a ball to play catch,  or a coloring book & crayons, and give them space to spread out on a
blanket. (In other words, make it fun for them to make it relaxing for you!)
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