One of the country’s longest-running outdoor music festivals, Orton returns with four days of festival fun in the heart of Madison’s east side. This MNA-sponsored event is known for great music, an array of terrific vendors from local restaurants 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
7:00 People Brothers Band
8:30 Cycropia Aerial Dance
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
11:45 Evan Murdock & The Imperfect Strangers
1:15 Reverend Rectifier & The Sinners
4:00 MNA Auction
5:00 Acoplados Latin Jazz Project
6:30 Clyde Stubblefield All Stars
8:15 Chuck Prophet
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
9:00 Jazz Brunch featuring The Carolynn Black Trio
12:00 Panchromatic Steel
1:30 Furious Bongos
3:00 Driveway Thriftdwellers
4:30 Dead Horses
6:15 Waco Brothers
For full details on the weekend’s music and other events, READ MORE.
Want to be part of the fun? Learn about festival sponsorship opportunities here.
To inquire about vending (please note first priority is given to those who live in the neighborhood and/or own a brick and mortar business in the neighborhood) complete a form here.
Check back for Orton volunteer opportunities. Coming soon!
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Orton Park Festival is made possible by these fabulous community sponsors: