Upcoming Events

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.

Kilkenny Traditional Irish Music


Traditional Irish Music


Every Thursday in April

6:30pm – 8:00pm


Claddagh Irish Pub

Middleton, WI

Whiskey Farm


SpareTime Bluegrass

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • The Frequency
  • 121 W. Main St., Madison
  • (608) 819-8777

Emily Hurd, Katie Dahl, Emily White

April 16, 2014

Open mic


Bluegrass jam

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

WORT Board of Directions Monthly Meeting

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • WORT Studio
  • 118 S. Bedford St, Madison

Song circle

April 15, 2014

Casey Foubert

Lefty Joe

Open mic



Robert J

  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599


Open mic

April 14, 2014

Open mic


Bluegrass jam

WORT Finance Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • WORT Studio
  • 118 S. Bedford St, Madison

April 13, 2014

Open mic

Open mic

Cajun Strangers

Cajun dance instruction 6:30



Michael Gruber

April 12, 2014

Micah Schnabel, Robbie Schiller

Sam Llanas

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

Last Gaspe Band Contra Dance

Caller Steve Pike

Instruction for beginners at 7:30

Red Molly

Ben Ferris Quartet

The Ben Ferris Quartet (Luke Busch, sax; Steve Banik, keys; Ben Ferris, bass; Mike Koszewski, drums) will be playing Jazz, Creative Music and new compositions at the Johnson Public House (908 E. Johnson St.) from 7-10pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014. We will also be doing a live recording this night.

April Verch

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599

Milkhouse Radio

Krause Family Band

Sones de Mexico

six piece ensemble presenting traditional son folk music and arrangements of Bach, Led Zeppelin and Woody Guthrie!

Evan Murdock & the Imperfect Strangers

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • High Noon Saloon
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-268-1122

Bluegrass jam

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