Community Programs at Monona Terrace

Tunes at Monona Terrace

 



Wednesdays, 5:30-7PM
Exhibition Hall
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy familiar tunes from the heyday of live dance music. Tunes' concerts feature the talents of local and regional musicians showcasing a wide variety of musical genres including polka, big band, swing, 50s & 60s, Blues, and tribute bands. A cash bar and light fare are available for purchase at 5pm. Ample seating available. A wooden dance floor will be available at all indoor concerts.

March
23 - The Ryan McGrath Band (Blues/Classic American Rock)

April
13 - Reptile Palace Orchestra (Worldbeat)

May
4 - The Del Rays (50s, 60s & 70s)


Here's what some of our past participants had to say:
“This is a wonderful thing for the community. Everybody's welcome and it's free! Nice variety of music, it's a good venue and the time is nice-right after work. It's music I want to hear: blues, classic rock, and disco.” - Lori W., Madison “It's a nice place to gather with friends after work. Something different to do, yet a fun event.” - Angela R., Sun Prairie “This is an excellent contribution to the Madison community. It brings together all ages and a diverse population. Please keep it up.” - Joann J., Madison

 

 

Concerts on the Rooftop

   

Rooftop Concert, 7-9pm

Bars Open 6pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A truly unique Madison experience!  Enjoy spectacular local bands accompanied by the best views in the city!  Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. The Lake Vista Cafe will be open for your enjoyment. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol.  Proudly serving Great Dane beer, Monona Terrace offers a selection of beverages and casual gourmet faire on the rooftop. In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 3pm for concert location. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.

JUNE
02
- TBA
16 - TBA
30 - TBA

JULY
7 - TBA
14 - MADISON COUNTY (Country)
21 - TBA

 

 

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Here's what some past participants had to say:

“We love attending these outdoor summer concerts and are pleased with the growing numbers of people participating. It is fun to see young, old, not-so-young and not-so-old coming together to enjoy a fun evening of music and dancing.” - Janet H., Madison

 

There's no better place in Madison to see live music!”– Michelle L., Madison

LOVE the rooftop concerts, and also that the cafe is open during them! Such a beautiful view, & so much fun for our entire family! Thank you, & please keep the free concerts coming!”– Jan F., Madison

 
 

Dane Dances

  
Fridays in August, 5:30-9:30pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monona Terrace is thrilled to again serve as the home of Dane Dances!  This summer music series is of Madison’s most popular summertime events! Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds draws an average of 3,000 people to the rooftop every Friday evening in August. These special concerts were created to help break down racial barriers and bring people of all backgrounds together for a night of free entertainment and dancing. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. The Lake Vista Cafe will be open for your enjoyment. Food vendors open and cocktails are available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol.  In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 2PM for concert location. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.

August
05 - TBA
12 - TBA
19 - TBA
*26 - TBA

 *If inclement weather, this concert will be moved to Alliant Energy Center.



Funky Dance Madison

Friday, March 4
6-10pm, Exhibition Hall
Doors Open 5:30pm

Advanced Tickets Eventbrite
$12 - Adult ($15 at the door)
$7 - Age 2-12 ($10 at the door)

Is winter your “Waterloo?” Are you begging someone to take you to “Funkytown?” Are you spiking a “Night Fever?” If so, we’ve got the prescription: Funky Dance Madison! Get started at 6pm with DJ Ace dropping dance beats, followed by ABBA Salute at 6:30pm and VO5 tops off the night with disco & funk from 8:30 to10pm. So grab a friend and get ready to get down and get funky at FUNKY DANCE Madison!  It’s fun for the whole family.
 
Ticket proceeds support Dane Dances!

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