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October 2019

Squirrel Gravy

Wed October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for an evening of ragin' bluegrass from a local powerhouse! Squirrel Gravy is a five-piece bluegrass band from the Madison area playing hard driving traditional and modern bluegrass. There'll be plenty of mead, and dancing is almost inevitable, just keep those tables on the floor! Donations suggested.

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones and his Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Strangebyrds & Josh Harty

Fri October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Friday, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we welcome Strangebyrds and Josh Harty! Strangebyrds are an original "Blue Collar Folk-Americana" Duo who whose influences are Neil Young, Gillian Welch & Buddy & Julie Miller. http://www.strangebyrds.com/ Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close…

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Sortin’ The Mail + The Emmylous

Sat October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Sortin' the Mail, keepin' the "ass" in "Bluegrass" with: Bobby Batyko, Lonesome Willie Jones, Brad Astor, and Matt Amati.   The Emmylous are a Madison-area modern folk band, highlighting rich three-part harmonies to both original songs and reinvented covers.   Donations suggested.

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Free

Viking Church at Bos Meadery

Sun October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join the congregation for VIKING CHURCH - Bos Meadery's unholy celebration of all things HARD & HEAVY! This month we'll bang our heads to: WRATH, Langsamlourd, and Plaid Rabbit ! All VIKING CHURCH shows are FREE and EARLY (because late-night masses are only for Christmas): 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Grab a horn of your favorite mead and genuflect to THE METAL! m/

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Sons of Merlin

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

This is what happens when Josh Becker (Cherry Pie) gets together with members of his talented musical family and they play what they want. Donations suggested. http://www.sonsofmerlin.com/

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Juli Johnson & Linn Jennings

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Juli Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Madison, WI. Her music is acoustic, filled with expressive melodies and emotional lyrics. She writes songs based on her personal experiences and relationships. Her style is similar to alternative pop. If you like the sound of Nora Jones or the voice of Tracy Chapman you’ll enjoy Juli’s music. Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time.…

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Free

Dethroned For Tilts at Bos Meadery

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Latvian underground techno-crust-noise-death band "Dethroned for Tilts" plays their first record "Feedback Bass Drop" in it's entirety! FREE!

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Sweet Sheiks at Bos Meadery

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City,  Sweet Sheiks is a toe-tapping five-some inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. Led by the vintage vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), this violin (Ousia Lydian), banjo (Garrett Burton), clarinet (Andrew Spadafora), tuba (Aaron Johnson) lineup brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues, and Americana classics. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage.”  …

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Rosewater

Sun October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Rosewater - LBC are a 3 piece garage rock and roll band from Madison, WI. Donations suggested. https://rosewaterlbc.bandcamp.com/album/love-bomb

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VOLK at Bos Meadery

Wed October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Lightning-charged duo VOLK is a Molotov cocktail of high-octane Rock & Roll and Honky-Tonking Country swagger. Their live performances explode with Chris Lowe's (TX, guitar) and Eleot Reich's (CA, drums) Motor City energy and Nashvegas pageantry. They boast musical influences ranging from the Carter Family to Little Richard to Buck Owens to ACDC. VOLK is loud suits and loud amps, shiny dresses and shiny drum sets; it’s growling tones and thunderous beats; VOLK is Rock & Roll, Country-Fried Donations suggested.…

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Matt DeBlass and Friends at Bos Meadery

Thu October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Spend the fourth Thursday of each month with Matt DeBlass and Friends! Multi-instrumentalist Matt DeBlass brings his updated versions of traditional Celtic and Americana songs to the Bos Mead Hall. Enjoy classic of love, loss, whiskey, war (sometimes all in the same song) along with some toe-tapping instrumentals. Each month will feature Matt and his trio joined by a different guest artist as opening act. Go to www.mattdeblass.com for more. Donations suggested.

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Butter Brick // Educational Davis // Rufus

Fri October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. with Mr. Music Himself Educational Davis, and Madison rockers, RUFUS! Donations suggested. 7pm Rufus 8pm Educational Davis 9pm Butter Brick

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Billy Joe and the Affordables: A Billy Joel tribute band

Sat October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison's Billy Joel Tribute Band comes back to the Mead Hall for a show that will rock your socks off. Billy Joe and the Affordables is a tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters and pianists of the 20th century: Billy Martin Joel. Our name comes from the fictitious band featured in the music video of Joel's 1983 hit "Tell Her About It." Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we feature a horn section, guest percussionists, and a tight well-rehearsed rhythm section…

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MoodTrain & Shotgun Mary

Sat October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

MoodTrain is a groove-oriented, melodic improv rock duo that plays entirely improvised sets of funky rock music. Shotgun Mary are a three-piece dark folk/rock band, covers and originals. Donations suggested. **Please note - the previously scheduled show on this date with Billy Joe and the Affordables has been postponed. Apologies for any inconveniece.

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Free

Open Mic

Sun October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States
donations

Linn Jennings

Sun October 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time.

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donation

Jake Larson

Wed October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

I’m Jake! I’m an artist and songwriter from Minneapolis. I have been playing guitar and writing songs for over a decade in acts like The Fairlead (Post-Rock), Apollos (Alt-Rock), Syvers (Indie Folk) and Heartsong (Country-Gospel). I’ve shared the stage with acts like Switchfoot, Gungor, Caspian, and Kutless and self-booked tours around the Midwest. Most of my academic training came through my time at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul where I received a B.S. in Music Ministry after completing my education program. Most of…

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Birth of Tragedy // All Meridians // Cast In Fire

Thu October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Birth of Tragedy has been crushing the Madison music scene with their unique brand of cathartic metal for nearly 20 years. Constructed of just two members, Cory Divine (guitars, vocals) and Ryan Peterson (percussion), BoT blends the influences of many metal genres to craft a sound all their own. https://metalbot.bandcamp.com/ With experimental metalheads, All Meridians, and new american death metalers Cast In Fire opening! Donations suggested.

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Tom Kastle

Thu October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Tom Kastle is a Madison based singer, songwriter and actor who sings traditional as well as original songs based in tradition. Donations suggested. www.tomkastle.com

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November 2019

FREE

Common Chord Concert at Bos Meadery

Sat November 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

First time at this venue! Bos Meadery seeks to bring mead into the 21st century and introduce it to the thriving community of local foodies and craft beverage lovers in Wisconsin. Have a fun afternoon with a glass of Mead and some acoustic music with lots of harmony.

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The Earthlings + The Apologists

Sat November 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Earthlings: Madison’s musical collective that brings eras of electronic sonic rock together with a laid back psychedelic indie emphasis, euphoric space, and positive vibrations from the 60’s, early 70’s, and 90’s. The Apologists are a Madison band known for playing "Garage Country". Donations suggested.

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Open Jam at Bos Meadery

Sun November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

First Sunday of each month, local musicians host an Open Jam in the Mead Hall! Bring your instrument of choice, bring your talent, and bring your thirst for mead and music! Free.

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Corey Mathew Hart

Fri November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Sugar Maple Folk Fridays: Sam Ness + Old Oaks

Fri November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Friday, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we have Sam Ness and Old Oaks!  "Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" -On Wisconsin Radio "...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers…

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Emerald Grove

Sat November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Emerald Grove is a Switchblade-Folk group out of Madison, WI. Donations suggested. www.emeraldgrovemusic.com

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The Foundry At The Meadery

Sun November 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Featuring Madison Music Foundry's Performance Shop bands! These groups rehearse weekly at the Foundry and specialize in a particular genre. They play gigs all around the area. Lineup: 6:00-6:25 Sandblasters (youth rock) 6:40-7:10 Shakeout (youth pop) 7:25-7:50 SLAG (youth rock) 8:00-8:25 Exit6 (adult rock) 8:35-9:00 Blue Dyes (youth soul) $5 suggested donation ABOUT MADISON MUSIC FOUNDRY Locally owned and community supported, Madison Music Foundry provides a professional and comfortable atmosphere for musicians to learn, rehearse and record music. With 17…

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Free

Squirrel Gravy

Wed November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Squirrel Gravy is a five piece high energy bluegrass band from Madison, WI playing traditional and progressive bluegrass.

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Ha-Has & Heavies

Sat November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

An evening of comedy, metal and mead! Heavies: Cosmic Relic— spacey stoner doom https://cosmicrelic.bandcamp.com/releases Cthonian Lich— dark doom from subterranean realms https://cthonianlich.bandcamp.com/releases Keelhauler/skth00— collab between two solo projects mixing weirdo electronic music with drone https://keelhauler.bandcamp.com/releases https://skth00.bandcamp.com/releases Ha-Has: Allie Lindsay- you may know her from her local showcase known as Comedy at the Cabaret Sasha Rosser- A delightfully twisted mind Colin Bowden- A man who knows how to go to some weird places Spencer Graham- The no longer mohawked host of…

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All Good Things // Uncle JIM // JF Zastrow

Thu November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

All Good Things (AGT) is a "loop artist" band based out of Madison, WI. Using different techniques, AGT has a sound unlike most "Alt-Folk" artists blending Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, and Indie/Rock. Uncle JIM is a Folk-Pop trio based out of Madison , WI and is comprised of members Janie Triebold, Marcus Patterson and Isaac Hecimovich. JF Zastrow is the stage name of Madison, WI-based "hobo folk" singer, songwriter, and musician Josh Zastrow. Donations suggested.

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Compact Deluxe

Fri November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison instrumental organ and guitar combo, Compact Deluxe,  will bring their art film collage to project while performing cool retro classics. Donations suggested.

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Ben Majeska

Sat November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Ben Majeska is the guitarist/vocalist for Armchair Boogie, a powerhouse bluegrass band that is making waves across the nation. When he's not on tour, he likes to focus on solo performances that keep his playing style feeling fresh and unique. From improvised acoustic guitar jams that remind many of Keller Williams or Leo Kottke, to heartfelt originals and old folk tunes, Majeska keeps the audience focused and intrigued. Donations suggested.

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The Ranting Thespian EP Release Show

Sun November 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

I'm finally releasing a CD!! FOR REAL!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, after a year and a half trying to get this thing off the ground, I am finally releasing a 6 track EP of all original tunes! It is being produced and recorded by the wonderful Joshua Alley at Smoking Fortune Studios. It's already sounding better than I could have ever imagined. I will have freshly sealed copies for everyone on the 24th of November. The night will also be a celebration…

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What We Once Had

Wed November 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

What We Once Had A pop-punk band from Wisconsin. Donations suggested.

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Black Friday 90’s Throwback Night! w/Star 67

Fri November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Black Friday Party! Keep the good times rolling this holiday weekend with more drinking, dancing, and nostalgia at this throwback party at Bos Meadery that you will NOT want to miss. Early show - Music starts at 7p sharp - $5 cover

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December 2019

Open Mic

Sun December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Blue Stone & The Fancy Pears at Bos Meadery

Fri December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A great sampling of Mead, Blue Stone, and The Fancy Pears! Blue Stone is a 3-piece melodic rock band from Madison Wisconsin. Formed in August of 2014, we write, record and play for all to enjoy. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, The Fancy Pears are an alternative/indie rock band with influences like The Pixies, Courtney Barnett, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Of Montreal, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and Meat Puppets. Donations suggested.

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Johnny Likes Noize at Bos Meadery

Sat December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Johnny Likes Noize is Rock. Hard Rock...Punk Rock...Country Rock...Blues Rock. It's Noize Rock. Nothing is off limits. Donations suggested.

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Free

Squirrel Gravy

Wed December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Squirrel Gravy is a five piece bluegrass band from the Madison area playing hard driving traditional and modern bluegrass.

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Second Folk Fridays: Sam Ness

Fri December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Fridays, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we welcome Sam Ness! "Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" -On Wisconsin Radio "...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger,…

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Sky Dog at Bos Meadery

Fri December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

2 sets of southern blues music starting @ 8pm from Madison blues trio, Sky Dog Chester Wells and David Lawrence of Soul Symmetry, and Jack Peterson of Magic Conch, and Sweet Delta Dawn form this small super group. $3 cover, Bring some singles! (All still welcome, even if your short 3 dollars :) )

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Welcome Back Birthday Extravaganza

Sat December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

WELCOME BACK BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!! We gather to celebrate the return of Jon (Cowboy Amazing) from active duty with the Army. It is also Loren's birthday so we're making sure to kick up the shenanigans as we shake the walls of Bos Meadery! The Central - https://www.facebook.com/centralinyourbutt/ Cowboy Amazing - https://www.facebook.com/cowboyamazing/ Something Is Waiting (Chicago) - https://www.facebook.com/somethingiswaiting/ The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture - https://www.facebook.com/TheUnnecessaryGunpointLecture/ Gods In The Chrysalis - https://www.facebook.com/godsinthechrysalis/ Doors at 6:00 Music at 6:30 FREE SHOW - 21+

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Muse Fuse at Bos Meadery

Sun December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Muse Fuse merges song, story, and soul. Elements from Madison, Chicago, and the broader Midwest bound by the central mission of music. Donations suggested.

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The Civil Engineers + The Periodicals Rally/Benefit for No F-35

Thu December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for an evening in support of the campaign to stop the F-35 fighter jet being based in Madison. Featuring music from The Civil Engineers and The Periodicals, as well as campaign updates and information. $5 or more donation.

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Free

Zeroed Hero w/ Quick & Painless at Bos Meadery Fri 12/20

Fri December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Zeroed Hero w/ Quick and Painless at Bos Meadery Friday, December 20. No cover, but tips/donations for the bands are suggested. Doors at 5pm, rock & roll starts at 7pm. Come as you are, be nice, respect. Be sure to tip the bartenders & servers. Please join us in contributing to our community by helping us collect at least 200 non-food items at this show for donation to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin: hand soap, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant,…

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Vets on Frets at Bos Meadery

Sat December 21, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Vets on Frets is an acoustic guitar group made up of military veterans. We play folk, country and old rock and roll. We love to play and have fun, too. Donations suggested.

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Free

Matt DeBlass

Wed December 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Celtic  - Matt DeBlass is a folk musician based in Madison, Wisconsin specializing in traditional music on harp, mandolin and other acoustic instruments

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Winterlude featuring The Shruggers, ViBRATiONLAND, The Uke Boys

Sat December 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Winterlude Our 3rd annual visit To the Bos the Saturday before NYE The Uke Boys, performance time 6 pm From Tomah Wisconsin this is a four piece acoustic quintet specializing in American music. They have played for several years now with recent appearance on the Rusty James new grass radio show. As well as a feature at Cranfest the last few years and regulars on the Maggie May traveling showcase. Second we will have Madison’s very own ViBRATiONLAND performance time…

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The Shruggers

Sat December 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ Vibrationland, The Uke Boys  - The gathering of the minds. Creating long organic improv jams.

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January 2020

New Years Bash Showcase w/ IRIE

Fri January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Nostalgic Vibes Presents: New Years Bash Showcase (21+) Hosted By IRIEMusic Doors 6:30 Cover $6 ____________________________________ lineup: Red The Bully Chas Coop Suvi Big Byrd Dirty D EMTN C.A.M. As well as your host, 🇯🇲IRIE🇯🇲 ⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠ "I want to personally thanks each and every one of you for taking part in this VERY special night! This night is also my son, Prince Mahrli, first birthday! If you bring a gift, for a 1 year old, to the event, you (1)…

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7th Annual Mead & Metal Fest

Sat January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The lineup is set for this year's Mead & Metal Fest, the first cool festival of the new year, being held Saturday, January 4th, 2020 from 6-11p at our Mead Hall in downtown Madison! Bos Meadery is once again proud to present a berserk array of local hard rock and metal at our annual Viking-themed winter festival: Sabotage, Cowboy Amazing, The Garza, and Lords of the Trident, along with your returning emcee and yeast lord, Peter DeVault! We'll have a…

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$10

Mead & Metal Fest

Sat January 4 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/  Sabotage, Cowboy Amazing, The Garza, and Lords of the Trident, poetry readings, emcee Peter DeVault. $10 (metal/Viking costumes encouraged). bosmeadery.com. Bos Meadery is once again proud to present a berserk array of local hard rock and metal at our annual Viking-themed winter festival: Preomnor, The Gran Fury, subatomic, Bon Scropion, along with your returning emcee and yeast lord, Peter DeVault! We’ll have a slew of meads on tap, beer, soft drinks (including our non-alcoholic sweet ginger elixir), food/snacks, and the now traditional brutal…

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Free

Open Mic

Sun January 5 @ 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Shotgun Mary

Thu January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Shotgun Mary is a three piece dark folk/rock band, playing covers and originals. Donations suggested.

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Rictus Grin

Fri January 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ The Earthlings, Squidhammer Metal  - Rictus Grin - Fond du Lac WI All Original Heavy Thrash Metal Band.

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Acoustic Collective

Sat January 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Acoustic Collective Madison play guitar driven folk-rock with rich harmonies for a feel-good vibe from CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, Alison Krauss and Gordon Lightfoot to the Indigo Girls. Donations suggested. https://acousticcollective.org/

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Free

Open Mic

Sun January 12 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Hirt Alpert

Wed January 15 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Herb Alpert / Al Hirt tribute - instrumental jazz, pop oldies, exotica - To some, the '60s were about hippies, psychedelics, and protesting illicit wars. They are wrong. The '60s were about THE TRUMPET. Madison's HIRT ALPERT recreates the brasstastic soundtrack of that decade with faithful renditions of your favorite hits by the likes of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Al Hirt, and others.

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Sky Dog (Duo) & Cruisin Round at Bos Meadery

Thu January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

2 sets of great mead drinking music starting @ 7pm with a special performance from Madison bluesman, Sky Dog along with acoustic group Cruisin Round! Sky Dog's Chester Wells, and Jack Peterson will perform a special set as a duo! Cruisin Round, a Wisconsin based trio consisting of Matthew Lesniak on guitar and vocals, Bo Messer on guitar and vocals and Chet Wells on stand up bass, has quickly grown into a strong blues driven act that will keep you…

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Madison FemFest 2020

Fri January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until Sat January 18, 2020

Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A two-day long festival and fundraiser that seeks to empower our communities through the celebration of art. FemFest is a platform for femmes, trans, GNC, women, non-binary and POC, honoring the reclamation of power for those who have been historically excluded from, or not had, creative spaces. All proceeds will go to Willma's Fund, a project of OutReach LGBT Community Center, https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/ Friday, January 17th 6:00 M.O.S.H. Squad 7:00 Gentle Brontosaurus 8:00 Fox Face 9:00 Heavy Looks 10:00 4th Curtis…

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Heather Rae, Crowe and Candace Griffin

Sun January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Heather Rae, Crowe and Candace Griffin will be at the Mead Hall on Sunday, January 19th to entertain! Things kick off at 6p, and should pair nicely with our sparkling Equinox mead. Donations suggested.

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Combo Noir at Bos Meadery

Fri January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come join us as we welcome back Combo Noir back to the mead hall for absolutely free at their home-away-from home, and remember, THERE WILL BE CAKE in honor of Anna's birthday! Combo Noir was founded in 2018 by genre-hopping vocalist Anna Purnell (Yid Vicious, Forward! Marching Band, Intemperance Collective, Dixie Sizzlers, etc.) and New Orleans transplant, pianist Adam St. Reiff. Drawing from varied, eclectic, and soulful repertoires, the band is a great accompaniment for everything from hootchie-cootchie dancing to staring…

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Robert Burns Party at Bos Meadery

Sat January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a celebration of all things Scottish! January 25 is the birthday of the National poet of Scotland, and we'll be honoring him with poetry, music, haggis and kilts! There will be music by Matt DeBlass and Leafy Greens (Ben Doran and Lisa Johnson) as well as some traditional Scottish cuisine and readings of Robert Burns poetry.

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The Gadjo Players x Maestranza

Sat January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

From old standards to jazz funk, The Gadjo Players take jazz to new levels with their modern electric sound. Maestranza features a rotating cast of local musicians offering their takes on original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards from core members guitarist Nathan Relles & bassist Austin Bond. Music @ 7pm $5 Suggested Donantion

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Bent Antenna + 60 Grit

Wed January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Bent Antenna is a loud and melodic independent pop rock band fond of snacks. The project was started in 2018 by Matt Earley (The Delicate Delegate) and CA Grooms (Pilot Light)-- two Madisonians with a love for loud guitars and pretty harmonies. 60 Grit have been assaulting your Ears,Minds, and Hearts for years, writing songs that are musically aggressive and lyrically Brutal, Disturbing and Deep. Donations suggested.

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Kevin Mason // Luke Konicek (Fake News) // Birds, Birds, BIrds!

Thu January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Don't miss music by Madison songwriter Kevin Mason, Luke Konicek of Fake News, and local duo, Birds, Birds, Birds in the Mead Hall Thursday January 30th! It'll pair well with our favorite Hammer Smashed Cherry. Donations suggested. http://www.KevinJMason.com

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Taylor Bourgeois and the Boujee Boys

Fri January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Taylor Bourgeois and the Boujee Boys have been tearing up stages all over town and are not the slightest bit weary. They are ready to literally knock the socks off of your feet.  Donations suggested.

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February 2020

Georgia Rae

Sat February 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

In addition to her Family Band, Georgia Rae also performs solo, alone on stage with a pedal board and some fancy footwork. She loops the tracks right in front of you and builds each song into flight with beautiful sounds, clever lyrics, and some rippin' fiddle solos. Be amazed, leave happy.

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Tom Waits Tribute Night

Sat February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us as we once again welcome a serious cast of local musicians to honor Tom Waits work. If you missed our first Waits tribute, you probably don't want to miss it.

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Tom Kastle at Bos Meadery

Wed February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Tom Kastle is a Madison based singer, songwriter and actor who sings traditional as well as original songs based in tradition. Donations suggested. www.tomkastle.com

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MoodTrain’s Last Stop

Fri February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Well, our amazing ride is about to reach its final destination. Travis is moving to Denver with his sweetheart, so we're having a big send-off to celebrate MoodTrain's Last Stop!! Come join us for two MoodTrain sets sandwiching some great jams with some of Madison's most talented musicians, who'll be there to put some final bits of musical magic together with their old friend Travis Ziegler :). This is your last chance to see the unfiltered improvisational rock jams of…

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Corey Mathew Hart

Sat February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

At a young age Corey’s voice has astounded audiences. “The human voice is such a wonderful and complex instrument, designed to convey more emotion and add more depth and dimension to the written word,” says Hart. His award winning vocals garner comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Ray LaMontagne. Hart shares the stage with a wide variety of Artists including Dawes, The Kuhks, Shawn Mullins, Langhorne Slim, Gabe Burdulis, Josh Harty and many more. Hart’s cathartic intensity entrances audiences, escorting them…

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Viking Church at Bos Meadery

Sun February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join the congregation for VIKING CHURCH - Bos Meadery's unholy celebration of all things HARD & HEAVY! This month we'll bang our heads to: Chi Noden, Court Of Beasts, and HateFuel All VIKING CHURCH shows are FREE and EARLY (because late-night masses are only for Christmas): 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Grab a horn of your favorite mead and genuflect to THE METAL! m/

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X3 Album Release: Kat And The Hurricane, LINE, Dana Perry

Sun February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Yup, that's right! A triple dose of freshly released tunes from 3 Madison locals! Join Kat and The Hurricane, LINE, and Dana Perry at Bos Meadery in celebrating the release of their newest albums ♥ Donations suggested.

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Water Street Jacks

Thu February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Water Street Jacks is a folk-rock, alt-country band out of Sauk Prairie, WI.   http://www.waterstreetjacks.com   Donations suggested.

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LIVE! Laugh, Love: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

Fri February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY! We’re featuring an AMAZING lineup of comics from Madison, Beloit, and Chicago at the incomparable Bos Meadery mead hall. Featuring: Stephanie Wolf Kayla Ruth Vickie Lynn And your headliner: Sabeen Sadiq! $5 door Show starts at 8:30pm Hosted by: Sasha Rosser

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Free

Common Chord Concert at the Bos Meadery

Sat February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Common Chord, 5 piece Americana/folk/acoustic group, will be playing a mix of covers and original music at the Bos Meadery Saturday afternoon. Stop by, enjoy a glass of mead and some 4-part harmony.

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Valentine’s Day Regrets!

Sat February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Whether you are looking love or just love punk rock do we have the show for you... The Bottles Madison drunk punk legends Guardrail "Diet punks" from Chicago fueled by Malort and White Claw Wilted Stevens Point punks The Brash Menagerie Madison hooligans using rock and roll to disguise our alcohol codependency

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Project : Constellation // The Ranting Thespian // The Bitter Nothings...

Sun February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come on down for live music and an awesome time with Project : Constellation, The Ranting Thespian, The Bitter Nothings and Molly Mitchell!

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$5

Project Constellation, Ranting Thespian, Molly Mitchell, and The Bitte...

Sun February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come to Bos Meadery and check out Project Constellation, hailing from North Dakota! This duo performs folk violin and guitar duets with lyrics that capture real life. They currently have a CD, "Following The Unknown", available on bandcamp. Also joining the lineup are Ranting Thespian, Molly Mitchell, and The Bitter Nothings. The performance is at Bos Meadry, 849 E Washington Ave, with music starting at 6:00Pm.

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Def Sonic

Wed February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Folk by definition, Def Sonic exemplifies musical creativity. Twisting genres through an emotional performance, Def Sonic puts a unique spin on time-honored sounds, by mixing beats, samples/loops, & synths - while strumming & singing heartfelt melodies.

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No F-35s Benefit Concert

Thu February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for another evening in support of the campaign to stop the F-35 fighter jet being based in Madison to benefit the Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition. There will be live music from Cris & Ann Plata and the Getaway Drivers, as well as campaign updates and information. $5 or more donation.

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Cribshitter • Educational Davis at Bos Meadery

Fri February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A rare early show! Music starts at 7pm. Show ends by 10pm! Be home in time to fart around on your phones for a while. Educational Davis (plays first) - Madison Popcore Band https://educationaldavis.bandcamp.com/releases Cribshitter (plays last)- Up 'n coming local leisure rock act https://cribshitter.bandcamp.com/

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Bos Meadery Blues Bash

Sat February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison Jukebox Society plays an upbeat mix of Rock, Blues and Soul and is comprised of some of the best young talent in the area. You can check them out here: facebook.com/madisonjukeboxsociety/ Here's a video: https://www.facebook.com/madisonjukeboxsociety/videos/345052059747698/ The Madtown Mannish Boys are a Madison-based Blues band who are steeped in Chicago-style Blues, including artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Paul Butterfield, and Little Walter. They perform with raw exuberance and driving rhythms that make you want to boogie. You…

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Pocket Park with Borderline Fever

Sun February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a Sunday's evening of righteous rollicking good times! The mead is sooo good here and the music will be sublime. This show will cost $5 of your cash monies and you'll be glad you parted with it :) Pocket Park are a party rock band from Madison, WI Borderline Fever is a Madison-Area cover band that loves to jam on anything, from Stevie Wonder to Post Malone. We've heard we're pretty hot.

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Free

Fore String // RJ Halestead // Kevin Mason

Wed February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Fore String takes punk songs from the 90s and folkifies them. We've recreated your favorite Andrew Jackson Jihad and Green Day songs, and have written a few of our own. Ukulele driven folk punk, with an electric upright bass and drum kit. Fore String is Juli Johnson, Travis Burleson, and Brian Browne. You wouldn’t expect an Americana/Country singer songwriter to have grown up hating country. Nor would you expect him to have only picked up the guitar seriously in college…

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Non Prophet Company

Fri February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Non Prophet Company is a Madison, WI based Hard Rock/Alternative band whose music features deep melodic phrases, groove inspired guitar breakdowns and soul-grabbing vocals. Donations suggested.

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Vets on Frets at Bos Meadery

Sat February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Vets on Frets is an acoustic guitar group made up of military veterans. We play folk, country and old rock and roll. We love to play and have fun, too. Donations suggested.

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Hoot ‘n Annie String Band

Sat February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

With great songs sung in 5 part harmony backed by guitars, fiddles, banjos, cello, ukelele bass and harmonica, it is the long-awaited return of the Hoot 'n Annie String Band! They know loads of songs, and each time Hoot 'n Annie plays they bring a few new songs too, so it's always fresh and fun. Please join us for yet another fantastic night of friendship and song at the BOS Mead Hall. Donations suggested. **Please note that the previously scheduled…

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Linn Jennings Album Release with Melody Kate and Karen Wheelock

Sat February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time. She is releasing her first full length album "What Lies Ahead" on February 29th (Leap day!), and she'll be performing all of the songs on the album with a full band! Linn usually performs solo, so this album release show will be a once in a lifetime performance where you will get to hear…

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March 2020

7000apart at Bos Meadery

Wed March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

7000apart, a Swedish/American Indie-pop band started by Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin to keep in touch while being apart in a long distance relationship, 7000 Kilometers apart. From Stockholm, Sweden to Wilmore, Kentucky. Now they are married and living in Green Bay, Wisconsin performing together around the country. Donations suggested.

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Seafoam in my Swimsuit w/ Call & Complain

Thu March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a night of great music with some local favorites! Call & Complain - dirty truck driver blues rock from Madison, WI. https://www.facebook.com/callandcomplain/ https://soundcloud.com/callandcomplain Seafoam in my Swimsuit - Emotive, atmospheric post-grunge vibes with tight rhythms and contemplative melodies. https://www.facebook.com/seafoaminmyswimsuit https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TRm7zpdJXh8PrT4StxzC4?si=WDqYgeqoQSKVogGLX46urw Donations suggested.

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The Dead Johnnys + Butter Brick

Fri March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Dead Johnnys are a Madison, WI area cover/tribute band focusing on The Clash and other early punk bands. Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. Donations suggested.

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Funk Summit Bass Team w/ The Flavor That Kills

Sat March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A night of funky magic! Funk Summit Bass Team, the glam-funk 10-piece from Milwaukee, is bringin' the whole gang to Madison for their first-ever show in Mad Town! Joining will be local funkateers, The Flavor that Kills! $8 cover at the door

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Without A Comb + Old Oaks

Wed March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Without a Comb, come back to the Bos Meadery to play some good variety of folk and jazz music, along with Old Oaks! Without a Comb consists of father and son duo of John and Glenn Widdicombe on bass and guitar Old Oaks encompasses the acoustic music of Mount Horeb Singer Songwriter, Frank Laufenberg. The music ranges from 12-string renditions of classic tunes like Purple Haze and Heart of Gold to melodious originals. Donations suggested.

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Kat & the Hurricane

Thu March 12 @ 6:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ Gender Confetti, 90sdreamboy - “IF MY MUSIC CAN HELP SOMEONE IN THEIR TIME OF NEED OR IN THEIR TIME OF HEALING, THEN I’VE MORE THAN DONE MY JOB.” Kat and the Hurricane is like a storm on the horizon. You see it coming, and when it hits, you better be ready. This powerful, talented three-piece is made up of Kat Farnsworth on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Benjamin Rose with keys, synth and vocals, and Alex Nelson on drums…

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Bone Holler & Shotgun Mary

Sat March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Another evening of songs about love, living in an iron lung, zombie apocalypse, and many other subjects near and dear to us. We will have a few special guests, and will be playing some of the songs from our last Tom Waits tribute night.

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The Good Table: Late Winter Pop-Up

Sun March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Hello everyone! The time has come for The Good Table's third big event! Please join us at Bos Meadery for a comfort-food themed dinner prepared for you by The Good Table's creative team, Katie Miller and Laura Stoesz! We will also be enjoying some lovely tunes again, provided by the one and only Linn Jennings, and finally we'll all get the chance to taste some local mead! This event is unique in that it is specially curated by/for members of…

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March 2020

The Good Table: Late Winter Pop-Up

Sun March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Hello everyone! The time has come for The Good Table's third big event! Please join us at Bos Meadery for a comfort-food themed dinner prepared for you by The Good Table's creative team, Katie Miller and Laura Stoesz! We will also be enjoying some lovely tunes again, provided by the one and only Linn Jennings, and finally we'll all get the chance to taste some local mead! This event is unique in that it is specially curated by/for members of…

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Bone Holler & Shotgun Mary

Sat March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Another evening of songs about love, living in an iron lung, zombie apocalypse, and many other subjects near and dear to us. We will have a few special guests, and will be playing some of the songs from our last Tom Waits tribute night.

Find out more »

Kat & the Hurricane

Thu March 12 @ 6:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ Gender Confetti, 90sdreamboy - “IF MY MUSIC CAN HELP SOMEONE IN THEIR TIME OF NEED OR IN THEIR TIME OF HEALING, THEN I’VE MORE THAN DONE MY JOB.” Kat and the Hurricane is like a storm on the horizon. You see it coming, and when it hits, you better be ready. This powerful, talented three-piece is made up of Kat Farnsworth on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Benjamin Rose with keys, synth and vocals, and Alex Nelson on drums…

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Without A Comb + Old Oaks

Wed March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Without a Comb, come back to the Bos Meadery to play some good variety of folk and jazz music, along with Old Oaks! Without a Comb consists of father and son duo of John and Glenn Widdicombe on bass and guitar Old Oaks encompasses the acoustic music of Mount Horeb Singer Songwriter, Frank Laufenberg. The music ranges from 12-string renditions of classic tunes like Purple Haze and Heart of Gold to melodious originals. Donations suggested.

Find out more »

Funk Summit Bass Team w/ The Flavor That Kills

Sat March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A night of funky magic! Funk Summit Bass Team, the glam-funk 10-piece from Milwaukee, is bringin' the whole gang to Madison for their first-ever show in Mad Town! Joining will be local funkateers, The Flavor that Kills! $8 cover at the door

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The Dead Johnnys + Butter Brick

Fri March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Dead Johnnys are a Madison, WI area cover/tribute band focusing on The Clash and other early punk bands. Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. Donations suggested.

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Seafoam in my Swimsuit w/ Call & Complain

Thu March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a night of great music with some local favorites! Call & Complain - dirty truck driver blues rock from Madison, WI. https://www.facebook.com/callandcomplain/ https://soundcloud.com/callandcomplain Seafoam in my Swimsuit - Emotive, atmospheric post-grunge vibes with tight rhythms and contemplative melodies. https://www.facebook.com/seafoaminmyswimsuit https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TRm7zpdJXh8PrT4StxzC4?si=WDqYgeqoQSKVogGLX46urw Donations suggested.

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7000apart at Bos Meadery

Wed March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

7000apart, a Swedish/American Indie-pop band started by Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin to keep in touch while being apart in a long distance relationship, 7000 Kilometers apart. From Stockholm, Sweden to Wilmore, Kentucky. Now they are married and living in Green Bay, Wisconsin performing together around the country. Donations suggested.

Find out more »

February 2020

Linn Jennings Album Release with Melody Kate and Karen Wheelock

Sat February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time. She is releasing her first full length album "What Lies Ahead" on February 29th (Leap day!), and she'll be performing all of the songs on the album with a full band! Linn usually performs solo, so this album release show will be a once in a lifetime performance where you will get to hear…

Find out more »

Hoot ‘n Annie String Band

Sat February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

With great songs sung in 5 part harmony backed by guitars, fiddles, banjos, cello, ukelele bass and harmonica, it is the long-awaited return of the Hoot 'n Annie String Band! They know loads of songs, and each time Hoot 'n Annie plays they bring a few new songs too, so it's always fresh and fun. Please join us for yet another fantastic night of friendship and song at the BOS Mead Hall. Donations suggested. **Please note that the previously scheduled…

Find out more »

Vets on Frets at Bos Meadery

Sat February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Vets on Frets is an acoustic guitar group made up of military veterans. We play folk, country and old rock and roll. We love to play and have fun, too. Donations suggested.

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Non Prophet Company

Fri February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Non Prophet Company is a Madison, WI based Hard Rock/Alternative band whose music features deep melodic phrases, groove inspired guitar breakdowns and soul-grabbing vocals. Donations suggested.

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Free

Fore String // RJ Halestead // Kevin Mason

Wed February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Fore String takes punk songs from the 90s and folkifies them. We've recreated your favorite Andrew Jackson Jihad and Green Day songs, and have written a few of our own. Ukulele driven folk punk, with an electric upright bass and drum kit. Fore String is Juli Johnson, Travis Burleson, and Brian Browne. You wouldn’t expect an Americana/Country singer songwriter to have grown up hating country. Nor would you expect him to have only picked up the guitar seriously in college…

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Pocket Park with Borderline Fever

Sun February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a Sunday's evening of righteous rollicking good times! The mead is sooo good here and the music will be sublime. This show will cost $5 of your cash monies and you'll be glad you parted with it :) Pocket Park are a party rock band from Madison, WI Borderline Fever is a Madison-Area cover band that loves to jam on anything, from Stevie Wonder to Post Malone. We've heard we're pretty hot.

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Bos Meadery Blues Bash

Sat February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison Jukebox Society plays an upbeat mix of Rock, Blues and Soul and is comprised of some of the best young talent in the area. You can check them out here: facebook.com/madisonjukeboxsociety/ Here's a video: https://www.facebook.com/madisonjukeboxsociety/videos/345052059747698/ The Madtown Mannish Boys are a Madison-based Blues band who are steeped in Chicago-style Blues, including artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Paul Butterfield, and Little Walter. They perform with raw exuberance and driving rhythms that make you want to boogie. You…

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Cribshitter • Educational Davis at Bos Meadery

Fri February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A rare early show! Music starts at 7pm. Show ends by 10pm! Be home in time to fart around on your phones for a while. Educational Davis (plays first) - Madison Popcore Band https://educationaldavis.bandcamp.com/releases Cribshitter (plays last)- Up 'n coming local leisure rock act https://cribshitter.bandcamp.com/

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No F-35s Benefit Concert

Thu February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for another evening in support of the campaign to stop the F-35 fighter jet being based in Madison to benefit the Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition. There will be live music from Cris & Ann Plata and the Getaway Drivers, as well as campaign updates and information. $5 or more donation.

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donations

Def Sonic

Wed February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Folk by definition, Def Sonic exemplifies musical creativity. Twisting genres through an emotional performance, Def Sonic puts a unique spin on time-honored sounds, by mixing beats, samples/loops, & synths - while strumming & singing heartfelt melodies.

Find out more »
$5

Project Constellation, Ranting Thespian, Molly Mitchell, and The Bitte...

Sun February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come to Bos Meadery and check out Project Constellation, hailing from North Dakota! This duo performs folk violin and guitar duets with lyrics that capture real life. They currently have a CD, "Following The Unknown", available on bandcamp. Also joining the lineup are Ranting Thespian, Molly Mitchell, and The Bitter Nothings. The performance is at Bos Meadry, 849 E Washington Ave, with music starting at 6:00Pm.

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Project : Constellation // The Ranting Thespian // The Bitter Nothings...

Sun February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come on down for live music and an awesome time with Project : Constellation, The Ranting Thespian, The Bitter Nothings and Molly Mitchell!

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Valentine’s Day Regrets!

Sat February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Whether you are looking love or just love punk rock do we have the show for you... The Bottles Madison drunk punk legends Guardrail "Diet punks" from Chicago fueled by Malort and White Claw Wilted Stevens Point punks The Brash Menagerie Madison hooligans using rock and roll to disguise our alcohol codependency

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Free

Common Chord Concert at the Bos Meadery

Sat February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Common Chord, 5 piece Americana/folk/acoustic group, will be playing a mix of covers and original music at the Bos Meadery Saturday afternoon. Stop by, enjoy a glass of mead and some 4-part harmony.

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LIVE! Laugh, Love: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

Fri February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY! We’re featuring an AMAZING lineup of comics from Madison, Beloit, and Chicago at the incomparable Bos Meadery mead hall. Featuring: Stephanie Wolf Kayla Ruth Vickie Lynn And your headliner: Sabeen Sadiq! $5 door Show starts at 8:30pm Hosted by: Sasha Rosser

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Water Street Jacks

Thu February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Water Street Jacks is a folk-rock, alt-country band out of Sauk Prairie, WI.   http://www.waterstreetjacks.com   Donations suggested.

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X3 Album Release: Kat And The Hurricane, LINE, Dana Perry

Sun February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Yup, that's right! A triple dose of freshly released tunes from 3 Madison locals! Join Kat and The Hurricane, LINE, and Dana Perry at Bos Meadery in celebrating the release of their newest albums ♥ Donations suggested.

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Viking Church at Bos Meadery

Sun February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join the congregation for VIKING CHURCH - Bos Meadery's unholy celebration of all things HARD & HEAVY! This month we'll bang our heads to: Chi Noden, Court Of Beasts, and HateFuel All VIKING CHURCH shows are FREE and EARLY (because late-night masses are only for Christmas): 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Grab a horn of your favorite mead and genuflect to THE METAL! m/

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Corey Mathew Hart

Sat February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

At a young age Corey’s voice has astounded audiences. “The human voice is such a wonderful and complex instrument, designed to convey more emotion and add more depth and dimension to the written word,” says Hart. His award winning vocals garner comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Ray LaMontagne. Hart shares the stage with a wide variety of Artists including Dawes, The Kuhks, Shawn Mullins, Langhorne Slim, Gabe Burdulis, Josh Harty and many more. Hart’s cathartic intensity entrances audiences, escorting them…

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MoodTrain’s Last Stop

Fri February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Well, our amazing ride is about to reach its final destination. Travis is moving to Denver with his sweetheart, so we're having a big send-off to celebrate MoodTrain's Last Stop!! Come join us for two MoodTrain sets sandwiching some great jams with some of Madison's most talented musicians, who'll be there to put some final bits of musical magic together with their old friend Travis Ziegler :). This is your last chance to see the unfiltered improvisational rock jams of…

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Tom Kastle at Bos Meadery

Wed February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Tom Kastle is a Madison based singer, songwriter and actor who sings traditional as well as original songs based in tradition. Donations suggested. www.tomkastle.com

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Tom Waits Tribute Night

Sat February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us as we once again welcome a serious cast of local musicians to honor Tom Waits work. If you missed our first Waits tribute, you probably don't want to miss it.

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Georgia Rae

Sat February 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

In addition to her Family Band, Georgia Rae also performs solo, alone on stage with a pedal board and some fancy footwork. She loops the tracks right in front of you and builds each song into flight with beautiful sounds, clever lyrics, and some rippin' fiddle solos. Be amazed, leave happy.

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January 2020

Taylor Bourgeois and the Boujee Boys

Fri January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Taylor Bourgeois and the Boujee Boys have been tearing up stages all over town and are not the slightest bit weary. They are ready to literally knock the socks off of your feet.  Donations suggested.

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Kevin Mason // Luke Konicek (Fake News) // Birds, Birds, BIrds!

Thu January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Don't miss music by Madison songwriter Kevin Mason, Luke Konicek of Fake News, and local duo, Birds, Birds, Birds in the Mead Hall Thursday January 30th! It'll pair well with our favorite Hammer Smashed Cherry. Donations suggested. http://www.KevinJMason.com

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Bent Antenna + 60 Grit

Wed January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Bent Antenna is a loud and melodic independent pop rock band fond of snacks. The project was started in 2018 by Matt Earley (The Delicate Delegate) and CA Grooms (Pilot Light)-- two Madisonians with a love for loud guitars and pretty harmonies. 60 Grit have been assaulting your Ears,Minds, and Hearts for years, writing songs that are musically aggressive and lyrically Brutal, Disturbing and Deep. Donations suggested.

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The Gadjo Players x Maestranza

Sat January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

From old standards to jazz funk, The Gadjo Players take jazz to new levels with their modern electric sound. Maestranza features a rotating cast of local musicians offering their takes on original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards from core members guitarist Nathan Relles & bassist Austin Bond. Music @ 7pm $5 Suggested Donantion

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Robert Burns Party at Bos Meadery

Sat January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a celebration of all things Scottish! January 25 is the birthday of the National poet of Scotland, and we'll be honoring him with poetry, music, haggis and kilts! There will be music by Matt DeBlass and Leafy Greens (Ben Doran and Lisa Johnson) as well as some traditional Scottish cuisine and readings of Robert Burns poetry.

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Combo Noir at Bos Meadery

Fri January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Come join us as we welcome back Combo Noir back to the mead hall for absolutely free at their home-away-from home, and remember, THERE WILL BE CAKE in honor of Anna's birthday! Combo Noir was founded in 2018 by genre-hopping vocalist Anna Purnell (Yid Vicious, Forward! Marching Band, Intemperance Collective, Dixie Sizzlers, etc.) and New Orleans transplant, pianist Adam St. Reiff. Drawing from varied, eclectic, and soulful repertoires, the band is a great accompaniment for everything from hootchie-cootchie dancing to staring…

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Heather Rae, Crowe and Candace Griffin

Sun January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Heather Rae, Crowe and Candace Griffin will be at the Mead Hall on Sunday, January 19th to entertain! Things kick off at 6p, and should pair nicely with our sparkling Equinox mead. Donations suggested.

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Madison FemFest 2020

Fri January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until Sat January 18, 2020

Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A two-day long festival and fundraiser that seeks to empower our communities through the celebration of art. FemFest is a platform for femmes, trans, GNC, women, non-binary and POC, honoring the reclamation of power for those who have been historically excluded from, or not had, creative spaces. All proceeds will go to Willma's Fund, a project of OutReach LGBT Community Center, https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/ Friday, January 17th 6:00 M.O.S.H. Squad 7:00 Gentle Brontosaurus 8:00 Fox Face 9:00 Heavy Looks 10:00 4th Curtis…

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Sky Dog (Duo) & Cruisin Round at Bos Meadery

Thu January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

2 sets of great mead drinking music starting @ 7pm with a special performance from Madison bluesman, Sky Dog along with acoustic group Cruisin Round! Sky Dog's Chester Wells, and Jack Peterson will perform a special set as a duo! Cruisin Round, a Wisconsin based trio consisting of Matthew Lesniak on guitar and vocals, Bo Messer on guitar and vocals and Chet Wells on stand up bass, has quickly grown into a strong blues driven act that will keep you…

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Hirt Alpert

Wed January 15 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Herb Alpert / Al Hirt tribute - instrumental jazz, pop oldies, exotica - To some, the '60s were about hippies, psychedelics, and protesting illicit wars. They are wrong. The '60s were about THE TRUMPET. Madison's HIRT ALPERT recreates the brasstastic soundtrack of that decade with faithful renditions of your favorite hits by the likes of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Al Hirt, and others.

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Free

Open Mic

Sun January 12 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Acoustic Collective

Sat January 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Acoustic Collective Madison play guitar driven folk-rock with rich harmonies for a feel-good vibe from CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, Alison Krauss and Gordon Lightfoot to the Indigo Girls. Donations suggested. https://acousticcollective.org/

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Rictus Grin

Fri January 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ The Earthlings, Squidhammer Metal  - Rictus Grin - Fond du Lac WI All Original Heavy Thrash Metal Band.

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Shotgun Mary

Thu January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Shotgun Mary is a three piece dark folk/rock band, playing covers and originals. Donations suggested.

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Free

Open Mic

Sun January 5 @ 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States
$10

Mead & Metal Fest

Sat January 4 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/  Sabotage, Cowboy Amazing, The Garza, and Lords of the Trident, poetry readings, emcee Peter DeVault. $10 (metal/Viking costumes encouraged). bosmeadery.com. Bos Meadery is once again proud to present a berserk array of local hard rock and metal at our annual Viking-themed winter festival: Preomnor, The Gran Fury, subatomic, Bon Scropion, along with your returning emcee and yeast lord, Peter DeVault! We’ll have a slew of meads on tap, beer, soft drinks (including our non-alcoholic sweet ginger elixir), food/snacks, and the now traditional brutal…

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7th Annual Mead & Metal Fest

Sat January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The lineup is set for this year's Mead & Metal Fest, the first cool festival of the new year, being held Saturday, January 4th, 2020 from 6-11p at our Mead Hall in downtown Madison! Bos Meadery is once again proud to present a berserk array of local hard rock and metal at our annual Viking-themed winter festival: Sabotage, Cowboy Amazing, The Garza, and Lords of the Trident, along with your returning emcee and yeast lord, Peter DeVault! We'll have a…

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New Years Bash Showcase w/ IRIE

Fri January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Nostalgic Vibes Presents: New Years Bash Showcase (21+) Hosted By IRIEMusic Doors 6:30 Cover $6 ____________________________________ lineup: Red The Bully Chas Coop Suvi Big Byrd Dirty D EMTN C.A.M. As well as your host, 🇯🇲IRIE🇯🇲 ⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠ "I want to personally thanks each and every one of you for taking part in this VERY special night! This night is also my son, Prince Mahrli, first birthday! If you bring a gift, for a 1 year old, to the event, you (1)…

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December 2019

The Shruggers

Sat December 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

w/ Vibrationland, The Uke Boys  - The gathering of the minds. Creating long organic improv jams.

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Winterlude featuring The Shruggers, ViBRATiONLAND, The Uke Boys

Sat December 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Winterlude Our 3rd annual visit To the Bos the Saturday before NYE The Uke Boys, performance time 6 pm From Tomah Wisconsin this is a four piece acoustic quintet specializing in American music. They have played for several years now with recent appearance on the Rusty James new grass radio show. As well as a feature at Cranfest the last few years and regulars on the Maggie May traveling showcase. Second we will have Madison’s very own ViBRATiONLAND performance time…

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Free

Matt DeBlass

Wed December 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Celtic  - Matt DeBlass is a folk musician based in Madison, Wisconsin specializing in traditional music on harp, mandolin and other acoustic instruments

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Vets on Frets at Bos Meadery

Sat December 21, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Vets on Frets is an acoustic guitar group made up of military veterans. We play folk, country and old rock and roll. We love to play and have fun, too. Donations suggested.

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Free

Zeroed Hero w/ Quick & Painless at Bos Meadery Fri 12/20

Fri December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Zeroed Hero w/ Quick and Painless at Bos Meadery Friday, December 20. No cover, but tips/donations for the bands are suggested. Doors at 5pm, rock & roll starts at 7pm. Come as you are, be nice, respect. Be sure to tip the bartenders & servers. Please join us in contributing to our community by helping us collect at least 200 non-food items at this show for donation to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin: hand soap, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant,…

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The Civil Engineers + The Periodicals Rally/Benefit for No F-35

Thu December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for an evening in support of the campaign to stop the F-35 fighter jet being based in Madison. Featuring music from The Civil Engineers and The Periodicals, as well as campaign updates and information. $5 or more donation.

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Muse Fuse at Bos Meadery

Sun December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Muse Fuse merges song, story, and soul. Elements from Madison, Chicago, and the broader Midwest bound by the central mission of music. Donations suggested.

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Welcome Back Birthday Extravaganza

Sat December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

WELCOME BACK BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!! We gather to celebrate the return of Jon (Cowboy Amazing) from active duty with the Army. It is also Loren's birthday so we're making sure to kick up the shenanigans as we shake the walls of Bos Meadery! The Central - https://www.facebook.com/centralinyourbutt/ Cowboy Amazing - https://www.facebook.com/cowboyamazing/ Something Is Waiting (Chicago) - https://www.facebook.com/somethingiswaiting/ The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture - https://www.facebook.com/TheUnnecessaryGunpointLecture/ Gods In The Chrysalis - https://www.facebook.com/godsinthechrysalis/ Doors at 6:00 Music at 6:30 FREE SHOW - 21+

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Sky Dog at Bos Meadery

Fri December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

2 sets of southern blues music starting @ 8pm from Madison blues trio, Sky Dog Chester Wells and David Lawrence of Soul Symmetry, and Jack Peterson of Magic Conch, and Sweet Delta Dawn form this small super group. $3 cover, Bring some singles! (All still welcome, even if your short 3 dollars :) )

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Second Folk Fridays: Sam Ness

Fri December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Fridays, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we welcome Sam Ness! "Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" -On Wisconsin Radio "...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers from Passenger,…

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Free

Squirrel Gravy

Wed December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Squirrel Gravy is a five piece bluegrass band from the Madison area playing hard driving traditional and modern bluegrass.

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Johnny Likes Noize at Bos Meadery

Sat December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Johnny Likes Noize is Rock. Hard Rock...Punk Rock...Country Rock...Blues Rock. It's Noize Rock. Nothing is off limits. Donations suggested.

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Blue Stone & The Fancy Pears at Bos Meadery

Fri December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A great sampling of Mead, Blue Stone, and The Fancy Pears! Blue Stone is a 3-piece melodic rock band from Madison Wisconsin. Formed in August of 2014, we write, record and play for all to enjoy. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, The Fancy Pears are an alternative/indie rock band with influences like The Pixies, Courtney Barnett, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Of Montreal, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and Meat Puppets. Donations suggested.

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Open Mic

Sun December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

November 2019

Black Friday 90’s Throwback Night! w/Star 67

Fri November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Black Friday Party! Keep the good times rolling this holiday weekend with more drinking, dancing, and nostalgia at this throwback party at Bos Meadery that you will NOT want to miss. Early show - Music starts at 7p sharp - $5 cover

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What We Once Had

Wed November 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

What We Once Had A pop-punk band from Wisconsin. Donations suggested.

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The Ranting Thespian EP Release Show

Sun November 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

I'm finally releasing a CD!! FOR REAL!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, after a year and a half trying to get this thing off the ground, I am finally releasing a 6 track EP of all original tunes! It is being produced and recorded by the wonderful Joshua Alley at Smoking Fortune Studios. It's already sounding better than I could have ever imagined. I will have freshly sealed copies for everyone on the 24th of November. The night will also be a celebration…

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Ben Majeska

Sat November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Ben Majeska is the guitarist/vocalist for Armchair Boogie, a powerhouse bluegrass band that is making waves across the nation. When he's not on tour, he likes to focus on solo performances that keep his playing style feeling fresh and unique. From improvised acoustic guitar jams that remind many of Keller Williams or Leo Kottke, to heartfelt originals and old folk tunes, Majeska keeps the audience focused and intrigued. Donations suggested.

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Compact Deluxe

Fri November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison instrumental organ and guitar combo, Compact Deluxe,  will bring their art film collage to project while performing cool retro classics. Donations suggested.

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All Good Things // Uncle JIM // JF Zastrow

Thu November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

All Good Things (AGT) is a "loop artist" band based out of Madison, WI. Using different techniques, AGT has a sound unlike most "Alt-Folk" artists blending Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, and Indie/Rock. Uncle JIM is a Folk-Pop trio based out of Madison , WI and is comprised of members Janie Triebold, Marcus Patterson and Isaac Hecimovich. JF Zastrow is the stage name of Madison, WI-based "hobo folk" singer, songwriter, and musician Josh Zastrow. Donations suggested.

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Ha-Has & Heavies

Sat November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

An evening of comedy, metal and mead! Heavies: Cosmic Relic— spacey stoner doom https://cosmicrelic.bandcamp.com/releases Cthonian Lich— dark doom from subterranean realms https://cthonianlich.bandcamp.com/releases Keelhauler/skth00— collab between two solo projects mixing weirdo electronic music with drone https://keelhauler.bandcamp.com/releases https://skth00.bandcamp.com/releases Ha-Has: Allie Lindsay- you may know her from her local showcase known as Comedy at the Cabaret Sasha Rosser- A delightfully twisted mind Colin Bowden- A man who knows how to go to some weird places Spencer Graham- The no longer mohawked host of…

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Free

Squirrel Gravy

Wed November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Squirrel Gravy is a five piece high energy bluegrass band from Madison, WI playing traditional and progressive bluegrass.

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The Foundry At The Meadery

Sun November 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Featuring Madison Music Foundry's Performance Shop bands! These groups rehearse weekly at the Foundry and specialize in a particular genre. They play gigs all around the area. Lineup: 6:00-6:25 Sandblasters (youth rock) 6:40-7:10 Shakeout (youth pop) 7:25-7:50 SLAG (youth rock) 8:00-8:25 Exit6 (adult rock) 8:35-9:00 Blue Dyes (youth soul) $5 suggested donation ABOUT MADISON MUSIC FOUNDRY Locally owned and community supported, Madison Music Foundry provides a professional and comfortable atmosphere for musicians to learn, rehearse and record music. With 17…

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Emerald Grove

Sat November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Emerald Grove is a Switchblade-Folk group out of Madison, WI. Donations suggested. www.emeraldgrovemusic.com

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Sugar Maple Folk Fridays: Sam Ness + Old Oaks

Fri November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Friday, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we have Sam Ness and Old Oaks!  "Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" -On Wisconsin Radio "...his husky voice soothed all our chilly souls and he dappled his set with a few covers…

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Corey Mathew Hart

Fri November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Open Jam at Bos Meadery

Sun November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

First Sunday of each month, local musicians host an Open Jam in the Mead Hall! Bring your instrument of choice, bring your talent, and bring your thirst for mead and music! Free.

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The Earthlings + The Apologists

Sat November 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Earthlings: Madison’s musical collective that brings eras of electronic sonic rock together with a laid back psychedelic indie emphasis, euphoric space, and positive vibrations from the 60’s, early 70’s, and 90’s. The Apologists are a Madison band known for playing "Garage Country". Donations suggested.

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FREE

Common Chord Concert at Bos Meadery

Sat November 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

First time at this venue! Bos Meadery seeks to bring mead into the 21st century and introduce it to the thriving community of local foodies and craft beverage lovers in Wisconsin. Have a fun afternoon with a glass of Mead and some acoustic music with lots of harmony.

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October 2019

Tom Kastle

Thu October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Tom Kastle is a Madison based singer, songwriter and actor who sings traditional as well as original songs based in tradition. Donations suggested. www.tomkastle.com

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Birth of Tragedy // All Meridians // Cast In Fire

Thu October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Birth of Tragedy has been crushing the Madison music scene with their unique brand of cathartic metal for nearly 20 years. Constructed of just two members, Cory Divine (guitars, vocals) and Ryan Peterson (percussion), BoT blends the influences of many metal genres to craft a sound all their own. https://metalbot.bandcamp.com/ With experimental metalheads, All Meridians, and new american death metalers Cast In Fire opening! Donations suggested.

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Jake Larson

Wed October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

I’m Jake! I’m an artist and songwriter from Minneapolis. I have been playing guitar and writing songs for over a decade in acts like The Fairlead (Post-Rock), Apollos (Alt-Rock), Syvers (Indie Folk) and Heartsong (Country-Gospel). I’ve shared the stage with acts like Switchfoot, Gungor, Caspian, and Kutless and self-booked tours around the Midwest. Most of my academic training came through my time at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul where I received a B.S. in Music Ministry after completing my education program. Most of…

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Linn Jennings

Sun October 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time.

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Open Mic

Sun October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

MoodTrain & Shotgun Mary

Sat October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

MoodTrain is a groove-oriented, melodic improv rock duo that plays entirely improvised sets of funky rock music. Shotgun Mary are a three-piece dark folk/rock band, covers and originals. Donations suggested. **Please note - the previously scheduled show on this date with Billy Joe and the Affordables has been postponed. Apologies for any inconveniece.

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Billy Joe and the Affordables: A Billy Joel tribute band

Sat October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Madison's Billy Joel Tribute Band comes back to the Mead Hall for a show that will rock your socks off. Billy Joe and the Affordables is a tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters and pianists of the 20th century: Billy Martin Joel. Our name comes from the fictitious band featured in the music video of Joel's 1983 hit "Tell Her About It." Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we feature a horn section, guest percussionists, and a tight well-rehearsed rhythm section…

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Butter Brick // Educational Davis // Rufus

Fri October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. with Mr. Music Himself Educational Davis, and Madison rockers, RUFUS! Donations suggested. 7pm Rufus 8pm Educational Davis 9pm Butter Brick

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Matt DeBlass and Friends at Bos Meadery

Thu October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Spend the fourth Thursday of each month with Matt DeBlass and Friends! Multi-instrumentalist Matt DeBlass brings his updated versions of traditional Celtic and Americana songs to the Bos Mead Hall. Enjoy classic of love, loss, whiskey, war (sometimes all in the same song) along with some toe-tapping instrumentals. Each month will feature Matt and his trio joined by a different guest artist as opening act. Go to www.mattdeblass.com for more. Donations suggested.

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VOLK at Bos Meadery

Wed October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Lightning-charged duo VOLK is a Molotov cocktail of high-octane Rock & Roll and Honky-Tonking Country swagger. Their live performances explode with Chris Lowe's (TX, guitar) and Eleot Reich's (CA, drums) Motor City energy and Nashvegas pageantry. They boast musical influences ranging from the Carter Family to Little Richard to Buck Owens to ACDC. VOLK is loud suits and loud amps, shiny dresses and shiny drum sets; it’s growling tones and thunderous beats; VOLK is Rock & Roll, Country-Fried Donations suggested.…

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Rosewater

Sun October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Rosewater - LBC are a 3 piece garage rock and roll band from Madison, WI. Donations suggested. https://rosewaterlbc.bandcamp.com/album/love-bomb

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Sweet Sheiks at Bos Meadery

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City,  Sweet Sheiks is a toe-tapping five-some inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. Led by the vintage vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), this violin (Ousia Lydian), banjo (Garrett Burton), clarinet (Andrew Spadafora), tuba (Aaron Johnson) lineup brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues, and Americana classics. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage.”  …

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Dethroned For Tilts at Bos Meadery

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Latvian underground techno-crust-noise-death band "Dethroned for Tilts" plays their first record "Feedback Bass Drop" in it's entirety! FREE!

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Juli Johnson & Linn Jennings

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Juli Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Madison, WI. Her music is acoustic, filled with expressive melodies and emotional lyrics. She writes songs based on her personal experiences and relationships. Her style is similar to alternative pop. If you like the sound of Nora Jones or the voice of Tracy Chapman you’ll enjoy Juli’s music. Linn Jennings is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin who writes catchy melodies that will have you crying and humming along at the same time.…

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Sons of Merlin

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

This is what happens when Josh Becker (Cherry Pie) gets together with members of his talented musical family and they play what they want. Donations suggested. http://www.sonsofmerlin.com/

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Viking Church at Bos Meadery

Sun October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join the congregation for VIKING CHURCH - Bos Meadery's unholy celebration of all things HARD & HEAVY! This month we'll bang our heads to: WRATH, Langsamlourd, and Plaid Rabbit ! All VIKING CHURCH shows are FREE and EARLY (because late-night masses are only for Christmas): 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Grab a horn of your favorite mead and genuflect to THE METAL! m/

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Sortin’ The Mail + The Emmylous

Sat October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Sortin' the Mail, keepin' the "ass" in "Bluegrass" with: Bobby Batyko, Lonesome Willie Jones, Brad Astor, and Matt Amati.   The Emmylous are a Madison-area modern folk band, highlighting rich three-part harmonies to both original songs and reinvented covers.   Donations suggested.

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Strangebyrds & Josh Harty

Fri October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for Second Folk Friday, our free folk showcase featuring only the finest local Americana, folk, and bluegrass musicians on the second Friday of each month! This month we welcome Strangebyrds and Josh Harty! Strangebyrds are an original "Blue Collar Folk-Americana" Duo who whose influences are Neil Young, Gillian Welch & Buddy & Julie Miller. http://www.strangebyrds.com/ Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close…

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Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse

Thu October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Lonesome Willie Jones and his Dime Store Posse for country weepers, crooner classics, and more... Donations suggested.

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Squirrel Gravy

Wed October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for an evening of ragin' bluegrass from a local powerhouse! Squirrel Gravy is a five-piece bluegrass band from the Madison area playing hard driving traditional and modern bluegrass. There'll be plenty of mead, and dancing is almost inevitable, just keep those tables on the floor! Donations suggested.

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