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2020 Summer Concert Series at Olbrich Gardens

August 11 @ 7:00 pm

Summer Concerts at Olbrich Gardens are a well-loved tradition and we are thrilled to be able to continue them during this challenging year.

Concerts will feel a bit different this year with a limited capacity and social distancing. Here are some of the changes you will see:

  • For each concert there will be a limit of 25 people allowed on the Great Lawn and 25 people on the rooftop terrace.
  • Individual households must sit at least 6 feet apart from other groups on the Great Lawn and rooftop terrace. A volunteer with a 6 foot measuring tool will be available to assist groups in social distancing.
  • Because of the limited capacity, tickets must be purchased in advance online or over the phone.
  • In order to support local musicians there is a $10 ticket cost for each Summer Concert. A limited number of reduced fee tickets are available. To request a fee waiver, please contact Mike Gibson at mgibson2@cityofmadison.com or 608-243-0156.
  • All visitors should bring their own lawn chair seating or blankets.
  • Carry in picnics are allowed. No sharing of food or drinks between different households. Please carry out all trash.
  • Face masks are required indoors and strongly encouraged outside when not eating or drinking.

Concerts will be cancelled and tickets refunded in the event of bad weather. Call will be made by 3 p.m. and posted on this page, on the homepage, and on Facebook.

August 11–The New Breed

The New Breed originally began as the house band for Madison’s longest running jazz jam session, over 20 years and counting, now hosted at The North Street Cabaret.

Today, the trio features Paul Hastil on Fender Rhodes, Nick Moran on Bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. The New Breed performs a mixture of jazz ranging from swinging classics to ballads and groove based standards to exciting originals.


August 11
7:00 pm


Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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(608) 246-4550