Sugar Maple Fest – Sat., August 7, 2010

Event Details:
Sugar Maple Fest
Saturday, August 7, 2010
12:00pm - 2-Day Pass :: $30 $36 at the Gate - All Ages Buy Tickets
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About The Fest:

Held at Lake Farms Park Where? Lake Farm County Park,

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison that celebrates traditional music and dance through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of a county park. Local vendors sell concessions, and local, non-profit organizations display information.

Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots and Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Main Stage

5:00 Ida Jo and the Show
6:00 Jackstraw (Bluegrass)
7:30 The Modern Sounds (Jazz/Blues)
9:00 DANCE: Old-Time Dance w/ Tracy Schwarz, Chirps Smith & Dot Kent (Old-time)


Noon The Currach (Traditional Irish)
1:00 Son Mudanza (Son music)
2:00 Tim O’Brien
3:00 Jackstraw (Bluegrass)
4:30 Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz (Appalachian Mountain Music)
6:00 Liz Carroll and Dáithí Sproule (Celtic)
7:30 Tim O’Brien
9:00 DANCE: Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Spirit (Creole)

Roots & Reasons Stage

6:00 Dave Landau
6:45 Songwriters Workshop w/ Jim Schwall, Josh Harty & Blake Thomas

3:00 – Fiddlers in the round w/ Tim O’Brien, Liz Carroll, Tracy Schwarz, Chirps Smith, & Dennis Stroughmatt.
6:00 – Dave Landau
7:30 – Cajun/Creole Dance Workshop w/ Karen Holden

Jam Tent

1:00 – Irish Session led by The Currach
2:30 – Bluegrass led by Sweetgrass
4:30 – Cajun/Creole led by Creole Spirit
5:30 – Old TIme led by Chirps Smith

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