Upcoming Events

April 19, 2014

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!

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!


Scott Stieber & Don Mayers

Rich Baumann, Tom Kastle, Stephen Lee Rich

Corinne McKnight

The Stellanovas

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

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.

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

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

April 20, 2014

Michael Gruber

Open mic

Open mic

April 21, 2014

David Landau-King of Kids Music

Bluegrass jam

Oak Street Ramblers

Open mic

April 22, 2014


Open mic

Dollar Bill & the Bucks

Open mic


Lefty Joe

Casey Foubert

April 23, 2014


Song circle

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

Open mic


April 24, 2014

Ritt Deitz

Robert J

Kilkenny Traditional Irish Music


Traditional Irish Music


Every Thursday in April

6:30pm – 8:00pm


Claddagh Irish Pub

Middleton, WI

Leo & Anti

Catfish Stevenson

April 25, 2014

Jim Schwall

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

The Sweetback Sisters

the Briarpickers

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

Shelley Faith

No Name String Band

The Flat Five

The North Westerns

  • 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

April 26, 2014

Upper Yahara River Trail Walk

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Conservancy Commons Park
  • 6822 Yellowwood Lane, DeForest
  • $3 for volkssporting credit or $2 for youths or noncredit adults

Grace Presents: New and Historic Music for Baroque Flute

Millie Chang brings together an ensemble of some of Madison’s most talented classical instrumentalists for a unique recital for baroque flute featuring compositions from three centuries. Repertory for this concert ranges from Baroque compositions by Handel and Telemann to works by contemporary composers including John Thow, Betsy Warren, Jerry Owen, and John McDonald
Millie Chang ~ flute
Danielle Breisach ~ flute
Kangwon Kim ~ violin
Kirstin Ihde ~ harpsichord
Eric Miller ~ viola da gamba

J & the Spacemen

Old Cool

Count This Penny, Winn-Dixie

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • High Noon Saloon
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-268-1122

The Foma

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

April 27, 2014

PurpleStride Madison

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Warner Park
  • 2930 North Sherman Avenue, Madison
  • $25

PurpleStride Madison is a family-friendly 5K run and 2-mile walk around the picturesque Warner Park. It is an event that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The run/walk will take participants on a journey filled with hope and inspiration starting and ending at the Duck Pond. There will be children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments and more. There is something for everyone. PurpleStride Madison is sponsored in part by First Weber Group.

Michael Gruber

Open mic

rev. 52M