This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
For the past four winter seasons, local folk musicians, headed by Anna Vogelzang, have banded together to present Wintersong, an all-ages holiday show to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. In 2015 alone—thanks to a packed Barrymore Theatre—over $13,000 was raised. Since 2012, Wintersong has raised more than $26,000 – the equivalent of 80,360 meals – to help families and individuals who struggle with hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.
The public is invited to join musicians Anna Vogelzang, Love High, Seasaw, Lost Lakes, Faux Fawn, Monica Martin of PHOX, and the Backroom Harmony Band as the league of merrymakers cover holiday tunes, perform seasonal group numbers, and raise donations for Second Harvest Foodbank in this family-friendly, fun-filled event’s fifth year. The evening will also feature special appearances by Nick Brown, Crane Your Swan Neck, Josh Harty, Evan Murdock, and DB Pedersen, and will be hosted by Wisconsin Public Television’s Andy Moore.
The concert, presented by Majestic Live & the Barrymore Theater, will take place at the Barrymore Saturday December 10, 2016 at 8PM. This event is generously supported by the Isthmus, Ale Asylum, Wisconsin Public Radio, Yelp, the High Noon Saloon, the Willy Street Co-op, and WORT.
Guests will also hear from Dan Stein, the President of Second Harvest Foodbank. A raffle with prizes from many local businesses will be held during the evening as well.
Concert tickets are $18 in advance, on sale at B-Side Records, Frugal Muse, Strictly Discs, Star Liquor, MadCity Music, Sugar Shack and the Barrymore. Charge tickets at 608-241-8633, or order online at BarrymoreLive.com. On the day of the show, tickets will be available for $20 at the door, for $18 with a non-perishable food donation or a student ID, or for $10 for children under 12. Non-perishable donations are welcome. For more details, see Wintersong-Madison.com.
Anna Vogelzang curated the first Wintersong in 2012. As the Madison Isthmus explains, “Music can nourish the soul and provide food for thought, but unfortunately, it can’t be eaten when times get tough. Luckily, a group of local musicians have found a way to turn songs into sustenance: Wintersong.” Vogelzang recruited the original roster of musicians to create an event focused on giving, warmth and friendship, as well as giving back to the music community in thanks for another year of support. For more information, visit Wintersong-Madison.com.
About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 13.7 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.