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Oct 11, 2013
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Overture Center’s MadCity Sessions Kicks Off New Season

Overture Center’s MadCity Sessions Kicks Off New Season

The Overture Center kicked off its popular MadCity Sessions (formerly known as Overture after Work) with blues sensation Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo this week. Six local performers will be featured from now until May with the events spaced six weeks apart. The MadCity Sessions take place on Thursdays beginning at 6 p.m. and the events are free to the public. Here is a good opportunity to take in some fine local talent you may not be aware of or have been wanting to check out.

The MadCity Sessions offers another community service. Each performance event is coupled with at least one nonprofit organization. These organizations provide information and often get the chance to speak to the crowd during intermission.

105.5 Triple M radio is partnered with the Overture Center. Here’s a blurb from their site:

In partnership with 105.5 Triple M, Overture Center amplifies local artists through our stunning concert lobby and over the airwaves, giving the artists a wider audience and helping music lovers discover local gems of talent. MadCity Sessions is generously sponsored by WISC-TV, with additional funding provided by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and by contributors to Overture Center for the Arts.

And here is the full remaining schedule: 

THU, NOV 21, 2013 | The Mark Croft Band
THU, JAN 9, 2014 | Natty Nation
THU, FEB 20, 2014 | Johnny Chimes & the Mardi Gras Band
THU, APR 17, 2014 | The Whiskey Farm *
THU, MAY 29, 2014 | Anna Vogelzang

* The featured nonprofit April 17 will be the Madison Area Music Awards

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Rick Tvedt has been a performing musician since the age of eight and had regional success with local band The And. He has also been a solo performer and was a member of the Sled Dogs. He launched the monthly local music newspaper Rick’s Café in January of 2003, which is now publishing online as Local Sounds Magazine. That same year he founded the Madison Area Music Association, a charitable organization that raises money to fund music programs for kids and provides musical instruments. The MAMAs also produce the annual Madison Area Music Awards.

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