Fairs & Festivals


Dylan Brogan

There are half as many union workers in Madison as there were a decade ago. But support for organized labor hasn’t waned among local elected officials. more

Sep 7, 2017 11:00 AM News


Anthony Scarlati

The Sugar Maple Music Festival brings traditional music and lots of DIY activities to the shores of Lake Waubesa. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Makeshift Festival is a new outdoor event featuring site-specific art and tasting menus from local chefs. It’s at Olbrich Park on August 20. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

See photos from the River Alliance of Wisconsin's 7th Annual Fools' Flotilla. more

Jun 12, 2017 4:31 PM Photo Galleries 1 Comments


Kelly Avenson

He’s only had one monster hit, but that hardly matters to pat mAcdonald. The prolific singer/songwriter is working on his legacy, building a community of artists and songwriters in Sturgeon Bay and beyond. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Chris Winterhack

International Festival at Overture Center on February 25, 2017. more

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM Photo Galleries


Festival photos by David Michael Miller

Madison is rich in summer festivals, and this bounty means you get to see top national and international acts — for free— all summer long. Isthmus music critics weigh in on the summer’s don’t-miss festival shows. more

Jun 1, 2016 11:58 PM , , , , , , MUSIC