When most people think Memorial Union, they think of the Terrace—and those brightly colored starburst chairs. Set on the shores of Lake Mendota, this campus icon is Madison’s most popular back porch. Picture the smell of sizzling brats fill the air as you and your friends enjoy the sweet summer breeze and dancing under the stars.
The Terrace After Dark music line-up continues with live music four nights a week on the UW Credit Union music stage and movies on Mondays on the giant outdoor screen. For all the details visit www.union.wisc.edu
Jazz at Five kicks off its latest outdoor concert series on August 6 and continues on Wednesday evenings through September 3. Jazz at Five is a downtown Madison tradition since 1994. Each year the series consistently provides exceptional free jazz concerts in a stunning locale—the 100 block of State Street, where State Street meets the Capitol Square. When the sun is shining and the music is flowing, there is no better place to be than at Jazz at Five.
In addition to the special setting, Jazz at Five features the best local, regional, and national jazz talent. That’s why Jazz at Five is one of the most important free, non-profit cultural music series in Dane County. For info on lineup and more details visit jazzatfive.org
Majestic Live On King Street Free Outdoor Concert Series kicks off July 18 through September 19 on King Street in Madison. Another great way to enjoy Madison summer evenings at their finest with free music. Great acts including Tune-Yards, Cracker, Ziggy Marley, Deer Tick and The Head & The Heart. For complete info go to www.liveonkingstreet.com