Madison River Jam looking ahead to 2021 Dear loyal RiverRoots Fans, You have been anxiously awaiting information about this event. As some of you may have heard this event is being rebranded and renamed 𝑴𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑱𝒂𝒎. Although this is considered a new event, we are hopeful to honor the RiverRoots vibe, and continue to … more
Experience a wide range of hot to cold glass work examples by local glass artisans Seth Bickis and Rhonda L. Deeg. This exhibit runs from Nov. 18- Dec. 31 at the West Street Center for New Art, 301 West St.
A Lanier descendant will perform music composed by a Lanier ancestor in the parlors of the Lanier Mansion on Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. “The Lanier Ensemble,” will perform English Elizabethan music in the parlors of the Lanier Mansion. Seating is limited. Reservations, which are strongly recommended, can be made by calling 812.273.0556.
I’ve heard it pronounced in a variety of ways and trying to spell it is always interesting. The Madison Chautauqua (shə-TAW-kwə) Festival of Art (September 28-29, 2013) is something I look forward to every year. It’s been going on for 43 years so I guess I’m not the only one who loves this event. Chautauqua: … more
Madison has always had a love for and interest in the arts. As far back as the first Chautauqua Camp Meeting in 1901, Madison has been a gathering place for these creative and talented people. In the last few years, we’ve seen significant growth in our art community with more galleries/studios opening in the downtown. … more
Music will fill the air in Madison this August beginning with Music in the Park on August 9th featuring Slick River Rockets. With their fun and energetic take on what they call “rockabilly”, their Elvisesque swing sound will get you up on your feet. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and have a fun … more
The return of Music in the Park is a sure sign that the summer season has arrived. What a great way to spend a sultry summer evening, no effort required. Madison Main Street puts on this event around the Broadway Fountain every second Friday of the month from now through September. The music typically runs … more
Experience the life and culture of Civil War-era Madison, Ind., during Lanier Civil War Days on June 15 and 16 at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch re-enactors recreate Civil War battles, visit with Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, listen to period music; see Victorian-era artisans demonstrate their … more
With spring comes the Fourth Friday Art Jam. It is a free “happening” on the sidewalks & in the shops downtown. You will find art and music in galleries and out on the street. Shops are open late and many have free refreshments. One notable part of this Fourth Friday (April 26) is at the … more
A few short years ago I had the pleasure of devoting a small amount of time to on a unique and fascinating project. Hundreds of dolls and artifacts from around the world waited for me to tag and identify them for their grand purpose of educating children and the community. The dolls were part of … more