Waterfront Festival: June 9-10, 2018

Two days of festival fun will kick off the summer once again on Madison’s east side, as Yahara Place Park plays host to two music stages featuring the best of local, regional and touring bands. Waterfront also promises a great array of vendors from local restaurants and businesses, the Dandelion Dash kids race, the River Alliance’s hugely popular Fools’ Flotilla, kids games and more.

The music for this 29th annual event will be as enticing as ever, with a mixture of artists to fulfill every musical taste. Here’s what’s in store for Waterfront 2018…

9:30         Dandelion Dash

12:00       Barbacoa
1:30         Protege The Pro
3:00         Cribshitter
4:45         Radio Free Honduras
6:30         Michael McDermott

1:00         Low Czars
2:30         Heather Horton
4:00         Glassmen
5:30         Tippy

9:30        Fools’ Flotilla takes off from Tenney Park

11:30       The River Rats
12:00       Hirt Alpert
1:30         Pearls & Tar
3:00         Don’t Mess With Cupid
4:45         The Right Now
6:30         Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

1:00         Jimmy Sugarcane
2:30         Anna Wang
4:00         Simon Balto
5:30         Gentle Brontosaurus


For full details on the weekend’s music and other events, READ MORE.

Hosted by Marquette Neighborhood Association, with heavy lifting done by the festival planning experts at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Marquette Waterfront Festival provides the funding for many important community initiatives.

The festival remains free and fabulous thanks to the generous support of these fine folks:

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.

Join the Waterfront crew! We need beer pourers, shirt sellers, photographers, face painters… Round up your friends and sign up for a shift!
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