Summer Concert Series
We are pleased to announce our 2020 Summer of Concerts at Warner Park. The Summer Concerts Series is a community event for all ages on Monday evenings in June and July. This event brings together older adults, families, and local residents and provides them with an opportunity to enjoy free, high-quality musical entertainment. Over 2,500 people come to enjoy this music each year. Free and open to the public!
“Summer concerts are a time to see summer friends… and especially enjoy live music. Accessing live music is very hard for me. I love sitting in the park. I look forward to this each year.”
– Carol W., NewBridge Madison Client
All shows are from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.
Complete list of performers:
- June 8: The Randy Kats
- June 15: The Gomers
- June 22: Ladies Must Swing ** Volunteer Appreciation Night
- July 6: The North Westerns
- July 13: TBA
- July 20: Soggy Prairie Bands
- July 27: RAIN DATE
The event is free for all ages and limited transportation access is available for older adults, call (608) 512-0000 for more information.
The Summer Concert Series was started by one of the four senior coalitions that merged to become NewBridge Madison. In 1993, the North/Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO) initiated the Summer Concert Series at Warner Park in order to bring people together and provide older adults in the area with free, high-quality summer entertainment. These concerts not only brought out senior adults who were members of the coalition but also many individuals and families from the community. Concert attendance has increased from 650 (total for all six concerts) in the initial year to over 2,500 the past year few years. Now the concerts attract not only older adults but also younger adults with disabilities as well as families with young children.
Hundreds of older adults and families have come to depend on these concerts each year as their primary form of summer entertainment. It has become a fabric of the local community. “The summer concert series is our (NewBridge) opportunity to give back to our community,” said Ruth Hellenbrand, Program and Event Coordinator. “It’s such a joy to see people dancing and having a good time! And, so fun to see older adults enjoying who wouldn’t normally be able to attend an event like this.”