Upcoming Events

April 24, 2014

Catfish Stevenson

Leo & Anti

Frank James & Bobby Briggs

Kilkenny Traditional Irish Music


Traditional Irish Music


Every Thursday in April

6:30pm – 8:00pm


Claddagh Irish Pub

Middleton, WI

Robert J

Ritt Deitz

April 23, 2014

Open mic


Lydia Loveless, The Rodeo Bums

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • High Noon Saloon
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-268-1122
  • 10
Loveless’s true-to-life testimonials hit and hit hard. Be it whiskey, men, god or alienation, Lydia takes them all on; they may kick, but she kicks back and, even though she stands 5′ tall, when the bar stools start flying, we want her on our side.

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

Song circle


April 22, 2014

Casey Foubert

Lefty Joe

Open mic


Dollar Bill & the Bucks


Open mic

April 21, 2014

Open mic

Oak Street Ramblers

Bluegrass jam

David Landau-King of Kids Music


Great Dane – Hilldale

April 20, 2014

Open mic

Open mic

Michael Gruber

April 19, 2014

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

Beth Kille

Johnny Clegg live at the Barrymore

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Barrymore
  • 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison
  • $30.00

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
The Barrymore Theatre presents
WORT 89.9 FM and The Isthmus welcome
with special guest
Tickets: $30.00 Advance/$35.00 Day Of Show

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s World Music Star and Activist, Presents Songs of Love and Change on New Live Acoustic CD and 40-Date Electric North American Tour in Spring 2014

International world music star Johnny Clegg’s four-decade-plus career has generated enough memorable personal and political songs to attract a global audience, sell more than five million albums, and help change the culture of his adopted South African homeland through his music and apartheid-defying integrated bands despite restrictive performance laws and airplay bans.

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

Corinne McKnight

The Stellanovas

Rich Baumann, Tom Kastle, Stephen Lee Rich


Scott Stieber & Don Mayers

John Muir’s Birthday, Earth Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Celebrate Muir’s Birthday, Earth Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Join the WI Friends of John Muir, the Sierra Club, and others to celebrate John Muir’s Birthday, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and Earth Day on Saturday April 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Muir Memorial Park, located at N1383 CR-F in Montello.

This multi-location event includes a morning litter clean-up, hike, John Muir exhibit, children’s concert with the Prairie Sands band, birthday cake, and more!

WORT DJs at Record Store Day

record store day Join WORT DJs for the 7th Annual Record Store Day all over Madison!! Throughout the day they’ll be spinning live at Strictly Discs, Ear Wax, B-Side Records and Sugar Shack. We’ll also have a special live remote broadcast of Who Cooks For You? on Friday afternoon from 2-4:30 pm at MadCity Music Exchange. You can also join our Facebook event for updates!

April 18, 2014

Willy Porter

Open stage

  • 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Cafe Carpe
  • 12 S. Water St, Ft. Atkinson

Ken Lonnquist

Harmonious Wail

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599

Beth Kille

Richard Wiegel, Frankie Lee

  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Chief's
  • Madison

April 17, 2014

Chris Plowman

  • 10:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Merchant
  • 121 S. Pinckney, Madison

Catfish Stevenson

Musicians for WORT Rock Benefit

Musicians for WORT on April 17th, 8pm
Crystal Corner Bar, 1302 Williamson St.
Moldavite (previously Royal Station) is opening, Sky Road Fly is second, and Cowboy Winter is last.
DJ: The Real Jaguar
$7 suggested donation

The 442′s

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cafe Carpe
  • 12 S. Water St, Ft. Atkinson

Richard Buckner

Likely to sell out

The Movement and Its Legacy: A Panel Discussion with Civil Rights Veterans

Six staff who worked for CORE, SNCC and other civil rights organizations in the 1960s will discuss their experiences on the movement’s front lines. Their work spanned the entire 1960s, from early Freedom Rides to Black Power. They participated in desegregation struggles in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, and gathered much of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s nationally known research collection on civil rights. The traveling exhibit, “Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students,” will be on display at the museum that evening as well.

Michael Mann Lecture: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

Professor Michael Mann, the climate scientist who created the well-known “hockey stick graph” that depicts Earth’s temperature from 1000AD to the present, will give a public lecture on Thursday, April 17th on the UW-Madison campus. The “hockey stick” was featured in the high-profile “Summary for Policy-Makers” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it quickly became an icon – and a lightning rod – in the politically charged debate over human-caused (“anthropogenic”) climate change.

Professor Mann will tell the story behind the hockey stick, using it as a vehicle for exploring broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science, the uneasy relationship between science and politics, and the dangers that arise when the defenders of special economic interests attempt to skew the discourse over policy-relevant areas of science.

Mann’s visit and public lecture has been organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences for the 5th annual Len Robock Lecture. The Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is a co-sponsor of Mann’s public lecture.

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