august, 2021

06aug(aug 6)5:00 pm13(aug 13)10:00 pmThe Sessions at McPike Park 2021

Time

6 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 13 (Friday) 10:00 pm

Location

McPike Park

202 S Ingersoll St

Event Details

The Sessions at McPike Park will be five days of extraordinary entertainment this year. The loaded Pursuit of Happiness, weekend with two music stages, comedy and dance is August 6, 7, 8. Two sensational, relaxing evening music Sessions will be staged August 12 and 13.

The Pursuit of Happiness Main Stage Friday, August 6th
5:00–6 pm—The Johnny Chimes Band
6:30– 7:45 pm— Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
8:30– 10 pm— Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs (NOLA)
The Chicory Stage Friday,August 6th
5:15- 6:15 –The Stephen Hull Experience (MKE)
6:45- 7:45 – Shamarr Allen (on and offstage)
8:15- 9:30– Paul Cebar
10:00- 11:00– Madison Comedy Week w/Mary Mack
The Pursuit of Happiness Main Stage Saturday,August 7th
11:30—12:30—Grupo Balança
1:15—2:15— Grupo Rebulu
2:15 – 2:45– The Handphibians w/ Otimo Dance (offstage)
3:00 – 4:15– Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic
5:00—6:00 – The Iguanas (NOLA)
6:45—8:15 – Making Movies ( KC)
8:45 – 10:00– Mama DigDowns Brass Band
Kanopy Dancers on dance floor between sets
The Chicory Stage Saturday August 7th
12:45 – 1:45 – Caravan (formerly Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble)
2:15 – 3:15 – The Acoustic Charlies
3:45– 4:45– BingBong
5:15 – 6:15 – Josh Harty
7:00– 8:30 — The Iguanas
10:00- 11:00– Madison Comedy Week w/John Dore
The Pursuit of Happiness Main Stage Sunday, August 8
12:45 –1:45— Mr. Chair
2:30—3:45 — The Periodicals
4:30—5:45 – SistaStrings w/Bill Camplin and Willy Porter
6:30—7:45- Special! Jazz greats Victor Goines / Herlin Riley and Friends*(NOLA)
8:30 – 10:00 – JD McPherson (Oklahoma)
Kanopy Dancers on dance floor between sets
The Chicory Stage Sunday,August 8th
12:00 –1:00 – The Mascot Theory
1:45 – 2:45 – Gerri DiMaggio and World Jazz Unit
3:30 – 4:45 – Johannes Wallmann and Precarious Towers
5:30 – 6:30 – Cris Plata and Extra Hot
7:00 – 8:00 – The Mannish Boys
8:30 – 9:45 – SistaStrings w/ Bill Camplin & special guest Willy Porter
Thursday ,August 12th The Eclectic Electric Session
5:00- 6:00 pm— Charanga Agoza
6:30- 7:45 pm— Jig Jam (Tullamore, Ireland)
8:30- 10pm — San Fermin (Brooklyn)
5:00 – 8pm— MG&E Electric Car Expo
10:00- 11pm – Acoustic Jam in the tent with JigJam (Irish/ Bluegrass)
In Tent : Chris Wagoner & Mary Gaines between main stage sets
Friday, August 13rd – Kiki’s Third Righteous Session
5:00-6:00 pm – The German Art Students
6:30- 7:45 pm – Bonnie Whitmore (Austin)
8:30-10:00 pm – Chuck Prophet (SFO)+ The Mission Express
In tent :Wendy Schneider’s Howler between main stage sets

Of course there will be great food and drink for sale and an ongoing raffle and pop up auctions. The Great Lawn will be filled with chairs for your comfort. The Garver Mill will be home to the final two Sessions on September 11 and 12.
The free event will benefit these fine groups who are doing amazing work throughout the City: Centro Hispano; The Urban League of Greater Madison; Community Immigration Law Center; The Intertribal Agriculture Council; NAMI-Dane County; WORT-FM; and Common Wealth Development Corp. (our host agency).

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