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Orton Park Festival 2018
August 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 26, 2018
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Orton Park Festival returns for its 53rd year with four days of music, food and fun in the heart of Madison’s east side. Sponsored by Marquette Neighborhood Association, Orton is known for its great selection of local and nationally touring bands, a terrific array of vendors from local restaurants, artists and businesses, kids games, an elegant Jazz Brunch, a rather quirky auction, and magical aerial trapeze performances under one of the park’s great oaks.
Here’s what’s in store for the 53rd annual Orton Park Festival…
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 – FAMILY NIGHT
5:30 Pizza & ice cream social
7:30 Cycropia Aerial Dance
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
5:15 Shakey-A Tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse
7:00 The People Brothers Band
8:30 Cycropia Aerial Dance
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
11:45 Evan Murdock Music
1:15 Reverend Rectifier & the Sinners
4:00 MNA Auction
5:00 Acoplados / Folk Afro Latin Music
6:30 Clyde Stubblefield All Stars
8:15 Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
9:00 Jazz Brunch featuring Carolynn Schwartz Black Trio
12:00 Panchromatic Steel
1:30 The Furious Bongos
3:00 Driveway Thriftdwellers
4:30 Dead Horses
6:15 Waco Brothers
Orton remains free and fabulous thanks to the generous support of these fine folks:
Lauer Realty Group, Willy Street Co-op, your northside neighbors Paul & Ellen, Pines Bach, Overture Center for the Arts, Solidarity Realty, The Chocolate Shoppe, Heartland Credit Union, Madison Gas and Electric, RP’s Pasta, Aprilaire, Barrymore Theatre, The Bock Corporation, Gebhardt Development, Ground Zero, Madison Greenhouse Store, SRO Artists, Mark Saunders, Robert J Sawicki of Innovative Financial, The Sylvee, TDS Custom Construction, Ground Zero, and A Place To Be.
Big thanks also to our media sponsors Tone Madison, WVMO and WORT!
Orton Park Festival is hosted by the Marquette Neighborhood Association, with a big assist from the festival experts at Wil-Mar Community Center. It supports many valued community initiatives.