Summer in YOUR City Programming

Downtown Madison is helping you enjoy Summer in YOUR City again in 2022 with some great programming at various spaces including Lisa Link Peace Park, 30 on the Square, and the Grove at the Top of State St. Join us for some summer fun!

All Summer Long

YOUR Lunchtime LIVE
Tuesday | 12-1pm | S Hamilton Capitol Lawn
Live music on the Capitol Square (S Hamilton corner) EVERY Tuesday at noon June through August.
Find more information and dates here.

Interested in performing with us? Register here for your chance!

Live & Local
Thurday | 5-7pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Live music at Lisa Link Peace Park EVERY Thursday from 5 -7pm July through September.
Find more information and dates here.

Interested in performing with us? Register here for your chance!

Final Friday Fun
Friday | 11am - 1pm | Top of State St
On the Final Fridays of the Month, find family fun downtown in collaboration with Downtown Madison partners and non-profit organizations. Featuring some craft activities, children’s performers, kids crafts, and outdoor play.
DATES: 6/24, 7/29, 8/26
Find more information here.

Friday Evening Classical Guitars
Friday | 7-9pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Live music at Lisa Link Peace Park. Presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District and Madison Classical Guitar Society.
DATES: 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5
Find more information here.

Elements and Friends in the Park
Saturday | 5-9pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Live music at Lisa Link Peace Park. Presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District and Jeff Clarke and the band Elements .
DATES: 6/4, 7/2, 9/3, 17
Find more information here.

9/3 concert postponed due to weather, find this concert on 9/17 instead.



Summer Series

YOUR Downtown Movie Night
A FREE movie series held in Downtown Madison with Madison Parks department! Grab a blanket/lawn chair, a snack, and enjoy the free show starting at dusk! All movies are scheduled with an alternate date in case of rain. Rain calls will be made 2-3 hours prior to the movie starting and will be announced on the Downtown Madison Facebook page.



Summer Pop Ups

Artists Collective Presents Hip Hop Reunion 6 Day of Stars
10/8 | Saturday | 1:30 - 4:30pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Enjoy a free concert in Peace Park featuring local Hip Hop artists! Organized by Artists Collective.

Find more information here.

Summer Benefit Concert presented by West High Students
8/13 | Saturday | 11am-1pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Enjoy violin, piano, cello, and vocal performances at this special concert arranged by students from Madison West High School. Support a cause while listening to music! Donations encouraged - all proceeds go to Skincare4Madison , a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that donates skincare products to low-income and homeless individuals in the Madison community.

Mad City Story Slam at Peace Park: Slow Burn
7/24 | Sunday | 3-5pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
Mad City Story Slam will pop-up in Lisa Link Peace Park (452 State St). Bring your stories about love that takes its time, anger that builds minute by minute, or a dumpster fire that keeps blazing. Stories should be true, from your life, and about five minutes long. It's also fine to just come to listen! This event is FREE.

Find more information here.

Madison Public Library Takeover Program - Essential: True Stories of Unseen Work
5/14 | Saturday | 5-9pm | Lisa Link Peace Park
In collaboration with Madison Public Library’s Takeover program, Mad City Story Slam will pop-up in Lisa Link Peace Park (452 State St). The organizers will prearrange a few storytellers speaking on “essential” work and will open the mic for the audience to tell their stories as well.

Find more information here.