New To Madison? Let Us Introduce Our Music Scene


If you’ve been a long-time resident of Wisconsin’s capitol city, you probably already know that Madison is home to a fabulously vibrant and varied music scene.  But, for those of you who are new to the area (welcome, students!), it can certainly be a bit overwhelming as well.  Well if you’re finding yourself joining the ranks of the many confused newbies this fall, don’t worry–we’ve got your guide to some of the best venues in town and a list of shows that you just can’t miss!

Check out our Music Calendar for a full list of True Endeavors’ upcoming shows.  Here are just a few that might be of interest:

Friday, August 28th – THROW ME THE STATUE + THE BRUNETTES @ The Annex $8 adv $8 dos – 18+ ticket button

Friday, September 4th – ROOTBEER featuring PIGEON JOHN and FLYNN ADAM with special guests AD (of The Crest) and THE LAST HOPE @ High Noon Saloon $10 adv $10 dos – 18+ ticket button

Wednesday, September 9th – THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART with special guests THE DEPRECIATION GUILD and CYMBALS EAT GUITARS @ Orpheum Stage Door $10 adv $12 dos – All Ages ticket button

Thursday, September 10th – RAMONA FALLS with special guest tba @ High Noon Saloon $8 adv $8 dos – 18+  ticket button

Thursday, September 17th – BUCKETHEAD with special guests HEATBOX and WOLFF @ Barrymore Theatre $22 adv $25 dos – all ages ticket button

Monday, September 21st – BRANDI CARLILE with special guest ANGEL TAYLOR @ Barrymore Theatre $20 adv $25 dos – all ages ticket button

Friday, September 25th – BUILT TO SPILL with DISCO DOOM @ Barrymore Theatre $22.50 adv $25 dos – all ages ticket button

Thursday, October 1st – MONOTONIX with special guests TURBO FRUITS and CALL ME LIGHTNING @ High Noon Saloon $15 adv and dos – 18+ ticket button

Check out some of Madison’s most popular concert venues:

The High Noon Saloon

The Barrymore Theatre

The Frequency

The Annex

The Orpheum Theatre

The Overture Center


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2 Responses

  1. I just looked at Pollstar, this seems to be missing a TON of shows coming up in Madison. Who writes this crap anyway?

  2. These are certainly not all the shows coming to Madison Jim!

    This listing in particular highlights 18+ or all ages shows that newly arriving students can legally attend.

    Our blog in general highlights shows that True Endeavors is involved in. We do occasionally list other things going on around town, and our newsletter always highlights various alternate activities.

    The music list would be quite long if we published everything. As you probably know there are far more concerts going on than are even listed in Pollstar.

    Madison is full of interesting things to do and various organizations that host and promote those things. We do include various links to venues and website that feature music related events around town.

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