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*


  • 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.