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Phillup the Pig Celebrates 40 years!

Founded in 1978

Updated July 9, 2018

Get the latest news and updates for our celebrations during the Wild Hog's 40th year of operations. Here's what we are planning with more to come. Also check out our online schedule for all events we have scheduled.

Review past newsletters to jog your memories. See our Press Kit

Barn Dance - Saturday July 21, 5:00-9:30pm, Olin Park Pavilion at 1156 Olin-Turville Ct, in Madison

The Hog will host a Barn Dance just like we used to do once a month for more than 25 years. Live music and callers and all dances will be taught. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

We start with a potluck dinner at 5:00pm, please bring a dish to share. We will provide dinnerware (plates, silverware, cups, napkins). After dinner we will have Hog Memories where everyone is asked to share a memory they cherish about the Hog, and a rededication of a plaque and dedication of a new picnic table in memory of two of our founders, Bill and Agnes Bennett.

The dance starts at 7:00pm with live musicians and callers. Musicans from Rattletrap, Lakeview Ramblers and Stone Soup. Callers include Roger Diggle and Mike Mossman, plus one or two guest callers. Each dance will be taught. At this time we are expecting Lakeside Ramblers to be providing the music along with members of Rattletrap and of Stone Soup (the Hog's original house band). Calloers to be announced. Our permit for amplified sound expires at 9:00pm, at which time the band will play waltz's acoustically till the end of the dance at 9:30pm. The Park closes at 10:00pm.

Admission to potluck is free. Dance admission, suggested donation is $10 per person. Children under 18 are free. This is a fundraiser for the Wild Hog in the Woods, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We will gladly accept larger than suggested donations.

Help us get the word out by sharing our poster with your friends. Email it to them. Print it out and post it on boards in your local stores and coffeeshops. Share them at dances and concerts. Word of mouth, just like it was in 1978.

  1. Download and share our poster.
  2. Download our 4-per-sheet mini posters, print them and cut them out.

Brunch next morning at Sardines at 9am.
Sunday, July 22, we have a reservation at Sardines, 617 Williamson Street, Madison, We expect some of our past members visiting from out of town will appreciate a chance to mingle and talk with those still living in the Madison area. Restaurant phone is 608-441-1600 and menu is on their web site at sardinemadison.com

All staff, from musicians and callers, dinner coordination, sound system, admissions, refreshments, etc., are all volunteers.



40th Birthday Concert Jam - Friday November 30, 6:00-10:00pm and Saturday morning brunch

Planning is well underway for our birthday celebration. We are inviting some of our early performers and current performers to take turns on stage, invite others to play with them, and to jam together.

This is an extended evening with three sets of music broken up by frequent changes of whose on stage. Pizza and brithday cake will be available. Contributions to Phillup the Pig will be considered contributions to the Hog instead of the performers. Admission, suggested donation $5.00 per person.

Also still in the works is a breakfast brunch Saturday morning following the concert. We expect some of our past members visiting from out of town will appreciate a chance to mingle and talk with those still living in the Madison area.

The Hog's first night open in 1978 was on the 30th of November. How fitting that the 30th is the day we get to celebrate our 40th anniversary!



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