Pop Up Shop at the Top of State

A “Summer in YOUR City” extension of the celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture, the pop-up market includes handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce all coordinating with bi-weekly themes. Featuring brick-and-mortar BID retailers, the pop-up market will encourage and promote downtown retail. The market will also showcase visiting Madison Public Market vendors, Madison Night Market vendors, and others fostering future brick-and-mortar retailers.

Series Dates:  First and third Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May – September 2018

Themes:

  • May 23: Summertime
  • June 6: Bikes
  • June 20: Pets
  • July 18: Go Green
  • August 1: Rainbows
  • August 15: Purses & Bags
  • September 5: Community Works
  • September 19: Wisco/Up North

Location:   The Grove, Intersection of West Wilson and State Street

Movies in the Park

A follow up to the History of Hip Hop presentation in partnership with the Urban Community Arts Network – UCAN and part of the free summer event series, “Summer in YOUR City,” the beat workshop involves a brief presentation about why Hip-Hop uses beats instead of live instrumentation and what is involved, technically, in beat production. Audience members can join in and create their own beat!

Event Dates:  Monday, July 9, 12-1 p.m.

Location:  The Forum, 100 block of North Carroll Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

Beat-Making Workshop

A follow up to the History of Hip Hop presentation in partnership with the Urban Community Arts Network – UCAN and part of the free summer event series, “Summer in YOUR City,” the beat workshop involves a brief presentation about why Hip-Hop uses beats instead of live instrumentation and what is involved, technically, in beat production. Audience members can join in and create their own beat!

Event Dates:  Monday, July 9, 12-1 p.m.

Location:  The Forum, 100 block of North Carroll Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

Overture Rising Stars

Part of the free summer event series, “Summer in YOUR City,” Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the Overture Center for the Arts presents as showcase concert of Overture’s Rising Stars, a local talent search aimed at highlighting and celebrating amazing members of our local communities during Madison Night Market in June 2018.

Series Dates: Thursday, June 14 6-7 p.m.

Location: Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

Community Partners: Overture Center for the Arts
Questions? Email jsligh@visitdowntownmadison.com

Check out 2015 Rising Stars winner Roderquita Moore singing Total Praise by Richard Smallwood.

LIVE & Local

Enjoy a free summer music series in the heart of downtown Madison at Lisa Link Peace Park located on State Street. Every Thursday evening, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., the concerts will feature a variety of local musicians, of all genres, and will fill the park with music in an all-ages-all-community event. Performers are offered a cash stipend for their performance.

Series Dates: Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, May 17, 2018 through September 27, 2018

Location: Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

2018 LIVE & LOCAL SCHEDULE

  • May 17: Coyote
  • May 24: WrenClaw
  • May 31: The Jeffrey James Show!
  • June 7: Ace Jones
  • June 14: LIVE and Local at the MADISON NIGHT MARKET
  • June 21: Cooper Run and LIVE & Local at Make Music Madison
  • June 28: Gin Mill Hollow
  • July 5: Lost Highway Allstars
  • July 12: Pine Travelers
  • July 19: West of Mars
  • July 26: Nester Music
  • August 2: The Fancy Pears
  • August 9: LIVE and Local at the MADISON NIGHT MARKET
  • August 16: Sunspot
  • August 23: Gentle Brontosaurus
  • August 30: Mudroom
  • September 6: Krause Family Band
  • September 13: LIVE and Local at the MADISON NIGHT MARKET
  • September 20: Dogs of War
  • September 27: Sleepy Gouchos

Questions? Email jsligh@visitdowntownmadison.com.