Thanks for supporting this concert series to celebrate the opening of the new Central Park (215 S Brearly St) in the Marquette Neighborhood a block below Williamson Street in Madison. Three consecutive Thursday nights of great music July 31st; August 7 and 14; excellent food; refreshing beer , wine and soft drinks. Relax on the Great Lawn and take it all in with friends and family. 5-10pm on a warm summer’s night.

This is a project of the Greater Williamson Area Business Association in cooperation with Bob Queen’s Ad Noiseum Productions. Beneficiaries include WORT; Project 1808, the Urban League and Centro Hispano. We are greatly appreciative of a generous grant from the Madison Arts Commission and support from Arts Wisconsin. Media sponsors are WORT and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Hanggai performed at the Central Park Sessions on July 30.
Hanggai performed at the Central Park Sessions on July 30.

The Central Park Sessions Schedule:

El Gran Sabado (The Big Saturday) Session – 8/8 –2-10:00
2:00 pm — Grupo Candela
3:30 pm — Son Contrabando
5:00 pm— Madisalsa
6:30 pm– –Los Cojolites (Mexico)
7:50 pm — Handphibians (offstage)
8:30 pm — Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
The Bamako/ Blues Session– 8/16 (Sat Africa Fest 8/15)1- 10pm
1:00 pm – Tani Diakite and Andy Ewen
2:30 pm– The Joel Paterson Trio with Jim Liban
4:15 pm– The Jimmys
6:15 pm — Lurrie Bell’s Chicago Blues Band
8:30 pm — Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba Band (Bamako, Mali)
The Southern Fried Session -9/3
5:00 pm— Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers
6:30 pm— Robbie Fulks
8:30 pm—-An Evening with the Royal Southern Brotherhood
The City of Angels Session -9/ 10
5:00 pm—-The Rousers
6:30 pm— Eric Lindell
8:30 pm— La Santa Cecilia