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Willy Street Fair Culture Stage Presented by Tone Madison

  • Willy Street Fair 1100 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Mr. Jackson. Photo by Michael Doyle Olson.

Mr. Jackson. Photo by Michael Doyle Olson.

For the 40th anniversary of the Willy Street Fair, the folks at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center asked us to try putting a new twist on the Culture Stage, so we've put together a Tone Madison-selected lineup of excellent Madison-based artists. Headlining will be the East Side's own Mr. Jackson, who plays a delightful interpretation of R&B on his two albums, Black Gandalf and The Golden Hour Groove Session. Singer/MC/poet Hiwot Adilow, known for her work in outfits including ME eN YOu and The Bellhops, will play a set featuring material from an in-the-works new project. The contemporary-classical ensemble Sound Out Loud will present a varied set in a slightly stripped-down lineup. The one-man project Asumaya will channel a mix of African music, dub, and post-punk. The TV Dinner DJs, known for their refreshing and varied sets at venues including Gib's and Genna's, will be spinning. And Madison klezmer veterans Yid Vicious will be kicking things off. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: September 16
Sheer Mag, Flesh World, Fire Heads
Later Event: September 17
I'm So Excited (free)