Other Area Folk Venues
with folk music or dance
Madison Metro Area
Southern Wisconsin Area
- Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Art Gallery (formerly Indigo) - 1st Thursday
of the month: 7 - 9 pm, "Bygone Days" - old-time
country music, with bands changing monthly. No cover.
- 300 South Main Street, Verona (just south of
Millers grocery) 845-6800, www.indigocoffeeandtea.com for information, contact Sally
Bennett: (608) 845-2124, spbennett9-at-hotmail-dot-com.
- Mickey's Tavern
has informal Celtic music sessions Wednesday nights, starting at around 9:30-10:00 pm. There is no cover. Also,
on Tuesday night Catfish and Area 51
perform at 9 pm. Cover? 1524 Williamson Street
(next to the Yahara river), (608)251-9964.
- Borders Books and
Music - East, music usually runs from 7
pm to 9 pm on Friday nights. No cover? 2173 Zeier
Road (East of East Towne Mall), (608)240-0390.
- Borders Books -
West, music usually runs from 7 pm to 9
pm on Friday nights. No cover? 3416 University
- Mother Fools hosts a wide variety of music
every Friday and Saturday night. There is a cover
charge. Shows start at 8 pm. Acoustic music is
presented many times each month, check their schedule
for show details. The last Friday of every month is
an open mic, which is a free event. 1101 Williamson
Street, (one block "uptown" from the
Williamson Street Coop), (608)259-1301.
- The Club Tavern has music available throughout
the week - here is their music schedule.
- Go to the Madison Music Online Club
Calendar - for
an excellent listing of Madison
venues and performances. Also, here is a direct link
to their Regular Weekly Gigs, showing gigs day by day.
Links of Local Acoustic/Folk
- The Coffee House in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 631
North 19th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A music
tradition since 1967. The Coffee House is a program
of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in
cooperation with Lutheran Campus Ministry.
Managers: Sandy Weisto & Dylan Damkoehler.
Telephone during open hours: (414) 344-9997.
The Coffee House Information Line: (414) 299-9598.
They serve coffee, herbal teas, soda, and baked goods.
Free parking is available in their lighted lot. The
Coffee House is wheelchair-accessible. Here is their Concerts page.
Carpé, in Fort Atkinson, WI, has live acoustic/folk
music most Friday and Saturday nights. They have
a wonderful atmosphere, plus great, reasonably priced
food, and drinks. Cover charge varies with the
performer and runs from roughly $5 to $15. It is
approx. 40 minutes from Madison, and well worth the
trip. You can contact them at (920)563-9391 for
reservations (usually only necessary for bigger perf.),
or to find out who is performing. Their address is 18
South Water Street West, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.
- SWBMA Events Calendar - This is a wonderful
page! Refer to it often.
- SWBMA Jams Schedule and
Calendar - If
you enjoy playing and/or listening.
- The Fondy Acoustic Music
Alliance, Inc. (FAMA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing listening and playing opportunities for
fans of acoustic music. Located in Fond du Lac,
Wisconsin and serving the area from Milwaukee to
Appleton and Madison to Sheboygan, FAMA hosts Jam/Open
Mic sessions that are typically held on the second
Sunday of each month.
- Triple M FM has a Madison concert page.
- Musi-Caltm - Search for concert schedules for your
favorite musicians, check out festival links or
browse club listings! Excellent.
- FolkLib Index - Wisconsin
Concerts and Venues by City - Madison.
- FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Music
Site Map - Excellent.
- Dirty Linen listing of concerts and artists in
Wisconsin and other states.
- Madison Music Online Club
"Madison's first and still the best online club
listing!" Excellent listing of Madison venues
- Folklore Village holds dances usually every
Saturday night starting at 8 pm, there is a
potluck dinner before the dance starting at 6:30 pm.
All dances are taught and beginners, and the whole
family are welcome. Located on County BB six miles
East of Dodgeville (608)924-4000
- Green Apple Folk Music Society in the Appleton area of
- Our friends at Narodno! International Dancers an eastern European dance
performance troupe, who also host the annual Folk Ball in Madison. Which is the
Midwest's complete folk event - Dancing,
Workshops (dancing, singing, musical), Jam sessions (musician
and singing), and Performances of dances from around
the world. True to the Madison tradition - it is
supported completely by volunteers and donations!
- Madison Folkdance Unlimited - where you can do (learn to
do) dances from around the world - with a focus on
eastern Europe (i.e. the Balkans, Greece, Turkey,
Hungary, etc.), in the Madison tradition - its free.
They meet Wed. and Sun. nights starting at 7:30 pm.
Teaching is from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, request dancing
starts at 8:30 pm. "Generations of Bulgarian
goatherds can't be wrong."