Summer of Music – The Edgewater
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Summer of Music

Free Community Events All Summer Long

Madison’s Place celebrates a “Summer of Music” from Memorial Day to Labor Day with sips and sounds at the water’s edge.

“Free community programing on The Grand Plaza allows guests and locals to enjoy the waterfront, and our summer lineup brings back long-standing favorites like Brewgrass Fridays, outdoor movie nights and Fourth Fest,” says Amy Supple, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Edgewater.  “In addition, we’re excited to host several different events this year including a Memorial Day tribute performance honoring veterans and a larger Summer Solstice festival.”

Summer events include:

Memorial Day Weekend: We Gotta Get Out of This Place, A Concert Experience

May 26

The Edgewater salutes Memorial Day 2018 with an inspiring concert experience featuring the soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Sean Michael Dargan & The Back in the World Band will perform a musical story based on the book, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” by co-authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, while Vietnam veterans provide first person narratives, offering a diverse array of viewpoints regarding the war and the impact of music on their Vietnam experience. The performance will benefit The Highground, a 155 acre Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville, WI. Learn more.

Brewgrass Fridays

June 1-August 31

Brewgrass Fridays, in partnership with Door County Brewing Company, features performances by some of the nation’s best bluegrass bands and a traditional Fish Fry held every Friday night of the season.  It kicks off on Friday, June 1, and concludes with a Brewgrass Festival on Friday, August 31 featuring No Name Strong Band, Chicago Farmer and headliner Charlie Parr.

This year’s lineup includes:  Feed the Dog (6/1); Dead Horses (6/8); No Name String Band (6/15); TBA (6/22); Appleseed Collective (6/29); Whiskey Shivers (7/7); The Larry Keel Experience (7/13); Dead Pigeons (7/21); Wheelhouse (7/27); Headliner TBA with Armchair Boogie (8/3); Them Coulee Boys (8/ 10); The Last Revel (8/17); TBA (8/24).  A classic Wisco fish fry begins at 5:00 p.m. with music starting at 6:00 p.m. Learn more.

Movies on the Water

June 12-August 28

Movies with a musical theme will take place every Tuesday on the Plaza from June 12-August 28. The lineup includes:  Grease (6/12); Almost Famous (6/19); High Fidelity (6/24); Pitch Perfect 3 (7/3); The Last Waltz (7/10); A Mighty Wind (7/17); Sing Street (7/24); School of Rock (8/7); The Blues Brothers (8/14); La La Land (8/21) and SING (8/28). Movies begin at sunset. Learn more.

3rd Annual Summer Solstice

June 16

Celebrating the upcoming Summer Solstice, this lively event celebrates the sun and all things summer. The sunshine-inspired celebration of summer will feature live music from the Panchromatic Steeldrum Band followed by Madison favorite, Natty Nation. A Waterfront Art Fair will be held on the Langdon Landing featuring local artists and craftsmen and The Edgewater Pier will showcase a Boat Show. The Grand Plaza will offer bites from local favorites as well as craft brews and cocktails. New this year will be a Mindfulness Meditation session on the Sky Bar Terrace.

Fourth Fest

June 30

The property will rock the dock for the 4th Annual Fourth Fest, featuring live music headliner People Brothers Band, kids’ entertainment, carnival games and waterfront fun including performances from the Mad City Ski Team. Expect Fourth of July favorites including burgers, brats, foot-long hot dogs, corn on the cob, and more! Celebrating Independence Day, this red, white and blue holiday is fun for the whole family.

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