The third pair of Central Park Sessions music-related activities are slated for Wednesday, August 16th and Thursday, August 17th on The Great Lawn of The Central Park and will benefit the Urban League of Greater Madison and Omega School.

This pair has Louisiana tattooed all over it. The Wednesday Sessions Select Concert featured artist is the acclaimed pianist and New Orleans resident Jon Cleary and his band performing two sets. The 13-piece Chicago Yestet Jazz Orchestra featuring our own celebrated Rob Dz.master of the spoken word will open. Thursday’s Ragin’ Cajun Session features Lost Bayou Ramblers in the middle slot and the incomparable slide guitarist Sonny Landreth in the headliner role. The John Moulder Organ Trio (now a flashy quintet) with reputed( guests in-state and local) Dane Richeson on drums and horn men Daren Sterud and Al Falaschi.

Of course, there will be great food and drink for us all to purchase at this free event that benefits 8 non-profits doing great work on the local, countywide and statewide levels.

August 16th: Lauer Real Estate Group Sponsor
5:30-6:45: The Chicago Yestet with Rob Dz
6:45– 7:30 — The Major Vistas (in the beer/ wine tent)
7:30- 8:30: Jon Cleary (New Orleans)
8:30- 9:00 — The Major Vistas (in the beer/ wine tent)
9:00- 10:00 — Jon Cleary (set two)

To benefit The Urban League of Greater Madison

August 17th: Lauer Real Estate Group Sponsor
The Ragin’ Cajun Session

5:00 pm John Moulder Organ Trio w/ Darren Sterud and Al Falaschi
6:30 pm Lost Bayou Rambers
8:15 pm –The Express Sessions Auction
8:30 pm Sonny Landreth

To benefit the Omega School