Did you know about… Bryan Sutton

Hey guys – did you know that Bryan Sutton is headlining the fest Friday 8/14? Yes, THAT Bryan Sutton. Never heard of him? Well that’s what we’re here for – to share awesome talent with you that you would not see anywhere else in Madison, WI!

Sugar Maple Festival Schedule Announced!

Here it is folks – our amazing lineup is scheduled!  24 days away and fast approaching!  Think you’ll be as excited as we are for two days of fantastic listening and learning.  Check it out here.

Check back daily until the fest for daily posts about all of the artists headed our way!

Call for Festival Volunteers!

Hello Sugar Maple Fans!

It’s that time of year! Time to start thinking about volunteering for the 12th Annual Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival August 14-15 at Lake Farm County Park in Madison.

Volunteering at the festival is a little different this year – we will be offering FREE TICKET ENTRY ON THE DAY YOU VOLUNTEER instead of the free T-shirt. Register early, space is very limited! The best way you can guarantee you will be selected to volunteer is to be flexible about what times you can volunteer and what roles you are willing to accept. Not all registrations will be accepted – we have very specific shifts to fill, and when they are gone, they are gone.

If you already purchased tickets and you decide to volunteer, we ask that you sell your ticket or give it to a friend.

If you are interested in signing up this year as a medical, beer, merchandise, ticket/registration or clean-up volunteer, please click on the link below to fill out the Volunteer Registration Form. This is the first year we are using an electronic form, and so if you notice glitches or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Volunteer Registration Link: http://s.coop/1wmdf

Tickets Now On Sale for 12th Annual Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival

For this year’s two-day festival the FLTMC has put together another diverse lineup of performers from all over the US, each with a unique take on traditional music.  Our lineup includes Cajun performers Jesse Lége, Kelli Jones-Savoy and Joel Savoy; String Bands The Hot Seats and The Lonesome Aces; Folk from The Dead Horses; Americana from Hannah Aldridge, and numerous more acts playing their take on other styles, including Bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton headlining Friday night.

Early bird discounted two-day tickets are available here. Single day and full-priced weekend passes will be available for purchase at outlets starting in June until the Thursday before the festival.

Mac Wiseman on WORT

This Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11 am on WORT FM’s Back to the Country, music historian Bill Malone interviews Mac Wiseman, who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the cult figures of bluegrass and known as “The Voice with a Heart,” Mac was born Malcolm B. Wiseman on May 23, 1925 in Crimora, Virginia. He studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory, started his career as a disc jockey in Harrisonburg, Virginia and later became one of a handful of musicians who helped create the genre of bluegrass music.