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


  • 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

History of Hip Hop

Make the most out your Friday lunch hour and explore three decades of Hip Hop while ShaH Evans, music manager, Founder/V.P. of UCAN and Social Media Entrepreneur, describes the musical elements of Hip-Hop while platinum-selling producer DJ PAIN 1 spins all the hits on this walk through time.

Event Date: Friday, May 125, 2018, 12-1pm

Location: The Forum, 100 block of North Carroll Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

Community Partner: Urban Community Arts Network
Questions? Email jsligh@visitdowntownmadison.com.

YOUR Ian’s Open Mic Night

Part of the free summer event series, “Summer in YOUR City,” Madison’s Central BID presents a free outdoor Open Mic Night in partnership with Ian’s Pizza located on State Street. Every Tuesday from 6:30pm -8:30pm, the event will feature a variety of professional and amateur musicians, spoken word artists, and performers of all genres.

Event Date: Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m., May 8 through September 25

Location: The Forum, 100 block of North Carroll Street

Cost to Attend: FREE*

Community Partner: Ian’s Pizza Madison

Questions? Email jsligh@visitdowntownmadison.com.