The Orton Park Festival celebrated its 53rd year, making it one of the oldest running music festivals in the country! Here’s an encore performance of the set by local Afro-Latin jazz band Acoplados performing at the festival on Saturday August 25.
Fans of local music, would you like to seek out and share the best of our scene with radio and online listeners? Apply to be a host of our monthly Friday night local music hour! Deadline is Aug. 10 — see more details below. WORT LOCAL MUSIC SHOW: HOSTS/PRODUCERS WANTED TIME SLOT AVAILABLE: First Friday […]
Join us for a Musicians For WORT benefit at the Harmony Bar on Saturday July 14 featuring The Civil Engineers and Swamp Thing! Swamp Thing was a mid-80s Madison band known for playing danceable songs about animals, food, banana republics, and beautiful communists. Fronted by WORT’s own Jonathan Zarov (host of the Friday 8 O’Clock […]
Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, the founders of veteran indie rock band The Posies, stopped by the WORT studios on Sunday, June 23 to play an acoustic set ahead of their show that night at the High Noon Saloon. The band is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a worldwide tour featuring many of their ’90s “alternative” […]
Madison-based Wheelhouse plays some 220 bluegrass gigs a year around the country. Their next gig, Thursday June 28, 6-9pm, happily coincides with the next WORT 89.9 Social Club, where you can meet many of your favorite WORT volunteers, on-air and off-air, at the East Side Club on the shores of lovely Lake Monona. The show […]
Red-winged blackbirds sing back up for Pert’ Near Sandstone, Them Coulee Boys, Charlie Parr, Trout Steak Revival, Laska, and White Iron Band in this exclusive look behind the scenes at 2017’s Blue Ox Music Festival!! See and hear all six videos by clicking here. Video: Austin Duerst, Peter Allen Audio: Peter Allen Edited: Peter Allen Special […]