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March 2019

The Strung Up Four

Thu March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Strung Up Four is a local acoustic quartet, four friends with a strong love of music and vocal harmony. Donations suggested.

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Ad Hoc String Band

Thu March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jeff Burkhart

Fri March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jeff Burkhart weaves heart into his songs, bridging memory, experience, purpose and a sense of place. “I’m most pleased with a song when I’ve gotten down to the bone and speaks something essential,” he said. His record with The Dirty Shirts was named one of the ten best Madison albums by Isthmus. “Burkhart writes songs that would make Kristofferson reach over to turn up the radio, and sings them with the swagger and blue notes of Yoakum.” – Andy Moore,…

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Free

Living Inside Fearless Entropy w/ Furnace Born and Jebidiah B.C.

Sat March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

LIVING INSIDE FEARLESS ENTROPY w/ FURNACE BORN and JEBIDIAH B.C. L.I.F.E. (LIVING INSIDE FEARLESS ENTROPY) - A band from Southern Wisconsin bringing you the music in their hearts. "Life is a disorganized cluster of chaos, come along with us and Become The Fearless." https://www.facebook.com/LivingInsideFearlessEntropy/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVV2aP9Zals&list=PLYseDBy70aDxXDZPDUxOtDz7CdOa7E-A0 FURNACE BORN - A pure death metal band dedicated to Visceral Vocals, Brutal Bass, and Raunchy Riffs to kick the door down and restore the Death Metal scene in Wisconsin! https://www.facebook.com/furnaceborn/ https://soundcloud.com/furnace-born JEBIDIAH B.C. -…

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Freaky Fourth Sunday

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

It's Freaky Fourth Sundays with twisted poetry, improvised weirdness, murder ballads and malignant melodies! Hosted by Ellie Erickson (Shotgun Mary, Bone Holler) with guest appearances by local weirdos! Donations suggested.

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Sleepy Gaucho & Old Pup

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

An experimental folk project that sprinkles songs with soothing and eclectic soundscapes. Sleepy Gaucho draws a large influence in roots music and songwriting while also exploring the freedom of the studio. Old Pup is an Americana/Country Folk project started by Will Hansen started as a way to get back to the roots. Donations suggested. https://www.sleepygaucho.com/ http://oldpup.bandcamp.com/

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The Late Bloomers & Hypheria

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

Between communicative guitars, pocketed rhythms, and methodically-formulated lyricism, The Late Bloomers spin a hard web to escape. While the quartet hails from a variety of different backgrounds, both musically and regionally, their sound is close to home, wherever that is. https://billdickman.bandcamp.com/ Drawing inspiration from surrealism and the subconscious, Hypheria's signature alien funk combines elements of rock, jazz, and sound design. Donations suggested.

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Johnny Likes Noize

Fri March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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. https://www.reverbnation.com/johnnylikesnoize

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Pelham & Xander Anim

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

Based in Minneapolis, singer-songwriter Pelham’s music has been described as an acoustic, foot-tapping, soulful blend. Appealing to multiple genres and ages, Pelham’s emotionally driven lyrics and powerful voice captures the thoughts of heartbreak, loneliness, adventures, love and everything inbetween. iampelham.com Xander Anim - acoustic singer/songwriter/r&b/hip hop - check out the video for Xander's new single out now on Sunday Night Records - https://youtu.be/Zr-4tmgu0G0 - download at xanderanim.bandcamp.com Donations suggested.

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April 2019

The North Westerns

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

The North Westerns are a Western swing, classic country and vintage jazz band from the North! Donations suggested. http://www.thenorthwesterns.com/

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Therapy Drones + Fake News

Sat April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Therapy Drones: a post-punk shoegaze sh*tshow. Come and get yourself let down. Fake News are a Madison band who play Rock N Roll for old kids or Punk Rock for new kids. Donations suggested. https://therapydrones.bandcamp.com/releases https://fakenews3.bandcamp.com/album/not-another-wednesday-demo

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Second Folk Fridays: Gin Mill Hollow

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

Gin Mill Hollow is a 3-piece Madison, Wisconsin-based semi-acoustic rock group. The band consists of Dan Plourde on electric guitar and uke-bass, Joshua "Juice" Giudice on the mandolin and Mark Norman playing acoustic guitar and upright bass. http://www.ginmillhollow.com/ Donations suggested.

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BEEFUS & BEAKER

Sat April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

BEEFUS, Madison's premier purveyors of the oddball and perverse. BEAKER is 3-piece rock and roll group devoted to the high energy bar punk tradition of Bad Religion, Devo, The Ramones, and the Dead Kennedys. This righteous band cooks up a fast-paced, danceable musical gumbo sure to get your sonic taste buds tingling. Donations suggested. http://www.beefus.net http://www.beakermusic.net

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Free

Viking Church

Sun April 14 @ 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 the second Sunday of every other month! This month we'll bang our heads to: The Flame and the Void, Killing Rapunzel, and Waiting For Reason 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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Soul Doctors

Thu April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Soul Doctors are on a mission to offer healing through music. They recommend gathering together and enjoying a good dose of conscious raising eclectic music to combat the negativity in our current social & political climate. They offer thoughtfully composed original tunes as well as good old fashioned cover songs. Side effects may include increased joy, love and compassion. Donations suggested.

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When Particles Collide // German Art Students // 01 Bullet Left

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

When Particles Collide is an unstoppable rock duo from Exeter, NH who have built a reputation as a must see band one show at a time touring all over the US and Canada. The German Art Students are a 4 piece rock and roll band from Madison, WI. GAS plays hooky guitar pop, a bit rough around the edges--well crafted but not slick. Influences range from garage to punk, through new wave and indie rock. 01 Bullet Left is a…

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420Fest at Bos Meadery

Sat April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The horticulture arm of Bos has been hard at work prepping the dankest 4/20 celebration the Mead Hall can hold, and it's gonna be sticky! We'll have the sweet sonic genre mash-up of The Grease Monkeys, The Earthlings, and subatomic interspersed with the madcap performance artists from our friends at MadGypsy Burlesque! We'll have plenty of meads, beer, soft drinks, an on-site munchie wagon, and local glass blower Josh Mckiernan will be on hand selling his hand-crafted pipes! $10 cover…

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Jennifer Hedstrom & Eric Doucette

Sun April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Combining classical training with calculated lyricism, pianist/singer-songwriter Jennifer Hedstrom is a dynamic performer whose songs extend the full range of darkness to light. Starting in Orange County, NY, Eric Doucette has been playing in various pop/punk/ska/indie bands since 2002. Influenced heavily by the cryptic writings of lyricists and poets of the 1990s and onward (ranging from The Weakerthans and Pedro The Lion, to Alkaline Trio and Brand New), these songs are born in the roots of memory and the inner…

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Derek Ramnarace

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

Derek Ramnarace solo set! Derek writes emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics as the singer and song-writer for Old Soul Society, a Wisconsin based group rooted in Americana with branches into Folk, Rock, Soul, Blues & more. Donations suggested. http://oldsoulsociety.com/

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Motherhive // Butter Brick // 01 Bullet Left

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

Motherhive, from Madison, play heavy original funky rock! http://reverbnation.com/motherhive Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. 01 Bullet Left (Madison, WI) https://01bulletleft.wixsite.com/website Donations suggested.

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4th Annual Bees of Spring Bluegrass Festival at Bos Meadery

Sat April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

At last, it's time once again to celebrate the rebirth of the season with a stellar showcase of premium local bluegrass! Saturday, April 27th, spend your evening in the Mead Hall at Bos Meadery's 4th Annual Bees of Spring Bluegrass Festival! Enjoy a goblet of your favorite mead, listen to some of Madison's most beloved bluegrass bands, and revel in the demise of winter. THIS YEAR'S LINE UP: No Name String Band Squirrel Gravy Hoot 'n Annie Cork 'n Bottle…

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May 2019

Cullah & The Comrades // Old Pup // Jake’O Band

Fri May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Cullah was born in Milwaukee to the daughter of an Austrian gypsy-poet and the son of an Irish codebreaker. His mother was one of seventeen children in the Wolff Family Band and was classically trained in jazz music. His father is a mathematician and computer scientist raised on a Missouri farm, entranced with the Earth and the limits of the cosmos. With the juxtaposition of the two, Cullah was brought up with the awareness of the balance between the creative…

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Second Folk Fridays: The Sharrows

Fri May 10 @ 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 The Sharrows! For The Sharrows “Farm Rock” is as close as this band cares to get to describing their versatile, original, incredible music. They have taken that lack of labeling on tour coast to coast, opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band and recording at the Mississippi Allstar’s legendary Zebra studio.…

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Jules Iolyn + Faux Jean

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jules Iolyn is a singer-songwriter with a soulful folk vibe and an emphasis on intellectual lyrics. FAUX JEAN (b. 1969, Duluth, Minnesota) previous bands were: the Faux Jean band, The Spring Collection, Steel Shank, Whippoorwill. Donations suggested. https://soundcloud.com/julesiolyn/ http://mattyschindler.com/

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Raine Stern

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Raine Stern is a guitar player and singer from Madison, WI. Her original work incorporates a vast array of influences and results in a unique blend of folk, jazz, blues, pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Donations suggested.

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Summer Sofa Sessions: Jeffrey James & Linn Jennings

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Jeffrey James Show and Linn Jennings are the first to join me on couch this summer, and I'm pretty giddy about it. I'm completely in love with Jeffrey James, always love playing music with that beautiful dude. Linn's music is a very recent discovery, I shared a high noon bill with her last year and I really dug the style and tone of her voice, and the quality of her songwriting. If I'm not mistaken, it'll be the first…

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Sam Lyons

Thu May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Sam Lyons is an award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released his seventh CD of original material. Sam has created a unique contemporary sound that is a blend of Pop, R&B and Country that produces "powerful songs full of visceral grooves and pop hooks that stick.” Donations suggested. www.samlyonsmusic.com

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Reconsiderate ‘n Pals

Fri May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Reconsiderate is bringing a night of live music from various genres to Bos Meadery! Featuring performances by: - The Earthlings (eclectic grooves, sorta rock with plenty more) - Reconsiderate (rap / beatbox / looping) - Neu Dae (hip hop) Live coding visuals by Dan Fitch DJing by Mr Bomb Camp Donations suggested.

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Luke Arvid & Greenmoth // Gentle Brontosaurus // The Fancy Pears

Sat May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Luke Arvid & Greenmoth is a 5-piece band based out of Madison, Wisconsin that performs material written by Luke Arvid - yet arranged by all involved. Gentle Brontosaurus brings a mix of sharp lyricism, danceable grooves, and unabashed fun to a throwback indie-pop sound that has been described as "90's Matador" and drawn comparisons to Velocity Girl, Camera Obscura, the Talking Heads, and Belle and Sebastian. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, The Fancy Pears are a four-piece indie/alternative band with…

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Hoot ‘n Annie String Band

Sat May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Great songs sung in 5 part harmony backed by guitars, fiddles, banjos, cello, ukelele bass and harmonica is 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.

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Ben Majeska

Wed May 29 @ 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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Mal-O-Dua

Fri May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Mal-O-Dua pulls from a wide range of sources including early French pop, traditional Hawaiian music, Gypsy jazz, Kentucky finger picking, Western Swing, Parisian waltz, and the American standards songbook to name a few. These styles are blended to create a fresh new sound. Donations suggested. https://www.malodua.com/

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June 2019

Grace G & Sam Ness

Wed June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Grace G is a singer-songwriter from Wisconsin. "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, The Lumineers and other folky loves of ours." -International Sound Project Donations suggested.

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Quick and Painless & Distant Cuzins

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

Quick and Painless is Madison based alternative rock band. One of the hottest bands in southern Wisconsin, Distant Cuzins has creates a guitar-driven pop-punk sound. With catchy hooks and lyrics, the band has proven why they are one group you can't miss. Donations suggested. http://quickandpainlessband.com http://www.distantcuzins.com

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July 2019

Back to the 80’s Night with The Decade

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

Don't miss Back to the 80's Night featuring The Decade: An 80s Rock Experience live on the Mead Hall stage! They'll hit songs from Journey, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, Poison, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield...and many more. Also some 70s "Classic Rock" surprises sprinkled in as well! Donations suggested.

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August 2019

Josh Harty

Fri August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Fri February 28, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

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 to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Harty grew up playing shows across the Midwest with his father, a small-town police chief and preacher. The touring bug has never left Josh as he now continuously travels across Europe and North America. Harty is always looking for that balance between the rolling road…

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November 2019

Second Folk Fridays: Corey Mathew Hart

Fri November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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December 2019

Second Folk Fridays: Sam Ness

Fri December 13 @ 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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March 2019

The Strung Up Four

Thu March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Strung Up Four is a local acoustic quartet, four friends with a strong love of music and vocal harmony. Donations suggested.

Find out more »

Ad Hoc String Band

Thu March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jeff Burkhart

Fri March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jeff Burkhart weaves heart into his songs, bridging memory, experience, purpose and a sense of place. “I’m most pleased with a song when I’ve gotten down to the bone and speaks something essential,” he said. His record with The Dirty Shirts was named one of the ten best Madison albums by Isthmus. “Burkhart writes songs that would make Kristofferson reach over to turn up the radio, and sings them with the swagger and blue notes of Yoakum.” – Andy Moore,…

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Free

Living Inside Fearless Entropy w/ Furnace Born and Jebidiah B.C.

Sat March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

LIVING INSIDE FEARLESS ENTROPY w/ FURNACE BORN and JEBIDIAH B.C. L.I.F.E. (LIVING INSIDE FEARLESS ENTROPY) - A band from Southern Wisconsin bringing you the music in their hearts. "Life is a disorganized cluster of chaos, come along with us and Become The Fearless." https://www.facebook.com/LivingInsideFearlessEntropy/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVV2aP9Zals&list=PLYseDBy70aDxXDZPDUxOtDz7CdOa7E-A0 FURNACE BORN - A pure death metal band dedicated to Visceral Vocals, Brutal Bass, and Raunchy Riffs to kick the door down and restore the Death Metal scene in Wisconsin! https://www.facebook.com/furnaceborn/ https://soundcloud.com/furnace-born JEBIDIAH B.C. -…

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Freaky Fourth Sunday

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

It's Freaky Fourth Sundays with twisted poetry, improvised weirdness, murder ballads and malignant melodies! Hosted by Ellie Erickson (Shotgun Mary, Bone Holler) with guest appearances by local weirdos! Donations suggested.

Find out more »

Sleepy Gaucho & Old Pup

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

An experimental folk project that sprinkles songs with soothing and eclectic soundscapes. Sleepy Gaucho draws a large influence in roots music and songwriting while also exploring the freedom of the studio. Old Pup is an Americana/Country Folk project started by Will Hansen started as a way to get back to the roots. Donations suggested. https://www.sleepygaucho.com/ http://oldpup.bandcamp.com/

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The Late Bloomers & Hypheria

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

Between communicative guitars, pocketed rhythms, and methodically-formulated lyricism, The Late Bloomers spin a hard web to escape. While the quartet hails from a variety of different backgrounds, both musically and regionally, their sound is close to home, wherever that is. https://billdickman.bandcamp.com/ Drawing inspiration from surrealism and the subconscious, Hypheria's signature alien funk combines elements of rock, jazz, and sound design. Donations suggested.

Find out more »

Johnny Likes Noize

Fri March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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. https://www.reverbnation.com/johnnylikesnoize

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Pelham & Xander Anim

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

Based in Minneapolis, singer-songwriter Pelham’s music has been described as an acoustic, foot-tapping, soulful blend. Appealing to multiple genres and ages, Pelham’s emotionally driven lyrics and powerful voice captures the thoughts of heartbreak, loneliness, adventures, love and everything inbetween. iampelham.com Xander Anim - acoustic singer/songwriter/r&b/hip hop - check out the video for Xander's new single out now on Sunday Night Records - https://youtu.be/Zr-4tmgu0G0 - download at xanderanim.bandcamp.com Donations suggested.

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April 2019

The North Westerns

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

The North Westerns are a Western swing, classic country and vintage jazz band from the North! Donations suggested. http://www.thenorthwesterns.com/

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Therapy Drones + Fake News

Sat April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Therapy Drones: a post-punk shoegaze sh*tshow. Come and get yourself let down. Fake News are a Madison band who play Rock N Roll for old kids or Punk Rock for new kids. Donations suggested. https://therapydrones.bandcamp.com/releases https://fakenews3.bandcamp.com/album/not-another-wednesday-demo

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Second Folk Fridays: Gin Mill Hollow

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

Gin Mill Hollow is a 3-piece Madison, Wisconsin-based semi-acoustic rock group. The band consists of Dan Plourde on electric guitar and uke-bass, Joshua "Juice" Giudice on the mandolin and Mark Norman playing acoustic guitar and upright bass. http://www.ginmillhollow.com/ Donations suggested.

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BEEFUS & BEAKER

Sat April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

BEEFUS, Madison's premier purveyors of the oddball and perverse. BEAKER is 3-piece rock and roll group devoted to the high energy bar punk tradition of Bad Religion, Devo, The Ramones, and the Dead Kennedys. This righteous band cooks up a fast-paced, danceable musical gumbo sure to get your sonic taste buds tingling. Donations suggested. http://www.beefus.net http://www.beakermusic.net

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Free

Viking Church

Sun April 14 @ 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 the second Sunday of every other month! This month we'll bang our heads to: The Flame and the Void, Killing Rapunzel, and Waiting For Reason 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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Soul Doctors

Thu April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Soul Doctors are on a mission to offer healing through music. They recommend gathering together and enjoying a good dose of conscious raising eclectic music to combat the negativity in our current social & political climate. They offer thoughtfully composed original tunes as well as good old fashioned cover songs. Side effects may include increased joy, love and compassion. Donations suggested.

Find out more »

When Particles Collide // German Art Students // 01 Bullet Left

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

When Particles Collide is an unstoppable rock duo from Exeter, NH who have built a reputation as a must see band one show at a time touring all over the US and Canada. The German Art Students are a 4 piece rock and roll band from Madison, WI. GAS plays hooky guitar pop, a bit rough around the edges--well crafted but not slick. Influences range from garage to punk, through new wave and indie rock. 01 Bullet Left is a…

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420Fest at Bos Meadery

Sat April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The horticulture arm of Bos has been hard at work prepping the dankest 4/20 celebration the Mead Hall can hold, and it's gonna be sticky! We'll have the sweet sonic genre mash-up of The Grease Monkeys, The Earthlings, and subatomic interspersed with the madcap performance artists from our friends at MadGypsy Burlesque! We'll have plenty of meads, beer, soft drinks, an on-site munchie wagon, and local glass blower Josh Mckiernan will be on hand selling his hand-crafted pipes! $10 cover…

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Jennifer Hedstrom & Eric Doucette

Sun April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Combining classical training with calculated lyricism, pianist/singer-songwriter Jennifer Hedstrom is a dynamic performer whose songs extend the full range of darkness to light. Starting in Orange County, NY, Eric Doucette has been playing in various pop/punk/ska/indie bands since 2002. Influenced heavily by the cryptic writings of lyricists and poets of the 1990s and onward (ranging from The Weakerthans and Pedro The Lion, to Alkaline Trio and Brand New), these songs are born in the roots of memory and the inner…

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Derek Ramnarace

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

Derek Ramnarace solo set! Derek writes emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics as the singer and song-writer for Old Soul Society, a Wisconsin based group rooted in Americana with branches into Folk, Rock, Soul, Blues & more. Donations suggested. http://oldsoulsociety.com/

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Motherhive // Butter Brick // 01 Bullet Left

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

Motherhive, from Madison, play heavy original funky rock! http://reverbnation.com/motherhive Butter Brick is three piece power trio of buttery goodness churning from the dairy capital of the world: Madison, Wisconsin. 01 Bullet Left (Madison, WI) https://01bulletleft.wixsite.com/website Donations suggested.

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4th Annual Bees of Spring Bluegrass Festival at Bos Meadery

Sat April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

At last, it's time once again to celebrate the rebirth of the season with a stellar showcase of premium local bluegrass! Saturday, April 27th, spend your evening in the Mead Hall at Bos Meadery's 4th Annual Bees of Spring Bluegrass Festival! Enjoy a goblet of your favorite mead, listen to some of Madison's most beloved bluegrass bands, and revel in the demise of winter. THIS YEAR'S LINE UP: No Name String Band Squirrel Gravy Hoot 'n Annie Cork 'n Bottle…

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May 2019

Cullah & The Comrades // Old Pup // Jake’O Band

Fri May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Cullah was born in Milwaukee to the daughter of an Austrian gypsy-poet and the son of an Irish codebreaker. His mother was one of seventeen children in the Wolff Family Band and was classically trained in jazz music. His father is a mathematician and computer scientist raised on a Missouri farm, entranced with the Earth and the limits of the cosmos. With the juxtaposition of the two, Cullah was brought up with the awareness of the balance between the creative…

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Second Folk Fridays: The Sharrows

Fri May 10 @ 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 The Sharrows! For The Sharrows “Farm Rock” is as close as this band cares to get to describing their versatile, original, incredible music. They have taken that lack of labeling on tour coast to coast, opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band and recording at the Mississippi Allstar’s legendary Zebra studio.…

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Jules Iolyn + Faux Jean

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jules Iolyn is a singer-songwriter with a soulful folk vibe and an emphasis on intellectual lyrics. FAUX JEAN (b. 1969, Duluth, Minnesota) previous bands were: the Faux Jean band, The Spring Collection, Steel Shank, Whippoorwill. Donations suggested. https://soundcloud.com/julesiolyn/ http://mattyschindler.com/

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Raine Stern

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Raine Stern is a guitar player and singer from Madison, WI. Her original work incorporates a vast array of influences and results in a unique blend of folk, jazz, blues, pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Donations suggested.

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Summer Sofa Sessions: Jeffrey James & Linn Jennings

Wed May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Jeffrey James Show and Linn Jennings are the first to join me on couch this summer, and I'm pretty giddy about it. I'm completely in love with Jeffrey James, always love playing music with that beautiful dude. Linn's music is a very recent discovery, I shared a high noon bill with her last year and I really dug the style and tone of her voice, and the quality of her songwriting. If I'm not mistaken, it'll be the first…

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Sam Lyons

Thu May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Sam Lyons is an award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released his seventh CD of original material. Sam has created a unique contemporary sound that is a blend of Pop, R&B and Country that produces "powerful songs full of visceral grooves and pop hooks that stick.” Donations suggested. www.samlyonsmusic.com

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Reconsiderate ‘n Pals

Fri May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Reconsiderate is bringing a night of live music from various genres to Bos Meadery! Featuring performances by: - The Earthlings (eclectic grooves, sorta rock with plenty more) - Reconsiderate (rap / beatbox / looping) - Neu Dae (hip hop) Live coding visuals by Dan Fitch DJing by Mr Bomb Camp Donations suggested.

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Luke Arvid & Greenmoth // Gentle Brontosaurus // The Fancy Pears

Sat May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Luke Arvid & Greenmoth is a 5-piece band based out of Madison, Wisconsin that performs material written by Luke Arvid - yet arranged by all involved. Gentle Brontosaurus brings a mix of sharp lyricism, danceable grooves, and unabashed fun to a throwback indie-pop sound that has been described as "90's Matador" and drawn comparisons to Velocity Girl, Camera Obscura, the Talking Heads, and Belle and Sebastian. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, The Fancy Pears are a four-piece indie/alternative band with…

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Hoot ‘n Annie String Band

Sat May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Great songs sung in 5 part harmony backed by guitars, fiddles, banjos, cello, ukelele bass and harmonica is 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.

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Ben Majeska

Wed May 29 @ 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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Mal-O-Dua

Fri May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Mal-O-Dua pulls from a wide range of sources including early French pop, traditional Hawaiian music, Gypsy jazz, Kentucky finger picking, Western Swing, Parisian waltz, and the American standards songbook to name a few. These styles are blended to create a fresh new sound. Donations suggested. https://www.malodua.com/

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June 2019

Grace G & Sam Ness

Wed June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Grace G is a singer-songwriter from Wisconsin. "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, The Lumineers and other folky loves of ours." -International Sound Project Donations suggested.

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Quick and Painless & Distant Cuzins

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

Quick and Painless is Madison based alternative rock band. One of the hottest bands in southern Wisconsin, Distant Cuzins has creates a guitar-driven pop-punk sound. With catchy hooks and lyrics, the band has proven why they are one group you can't miss. Donations suggested. http://quickandpainlessband.com http://www.distantcuzins.com

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July 2019

Back to the 80’s Night with The Decade

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

Don't miss Back to the 80's Night featuring The Decade: An 80s Rock Experience live on the Mead Hall stage! They'll hit songs from Journey, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, Poison, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield...and many more. Also some 70s "Classic Rock" surprises sprinkled in as well! Donations suggested.

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August 2019

Josh Harty

Fri August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Fri February 28, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Bos Meadery, 849 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States

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 to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Harty grew up playing shows across the Midwest with his father, a small-town police chief and preacher. The touring bug has never left Josh as he now continuously travels across Europe and North America. Harty is always looking for that balance between the rolling road…

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November 2019

Second Folk Fridays: Corey Mathew Hart

Fri November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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December 2019

Second Folk Fridays: Sam Ness

Fri December 13 @ 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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