Music & Events Schedule

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Apr 16 Wed 2014
Jazz at Five Annual Fundraiser Starring Minneapolis’ “First Lady of Song” Debbie Duncan @ Nightclub / Main Lounge
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Headlining Madison’s Fourth Annual Jazz at Five Fundraiser will be the Twin Cities very own Debbie Duncan.  Award winning vocalist, Duncan has captivated audiences and jazz musicians worldwide.  According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “she’s superb on funky upbeat workouts, tender ballads, and all kinds of jazz numbers; she energizes the ordinary and puts her stamp on just about everything she does.”

Madison’s very own Lucas Koehler Combo will be performing alongside Duncan combining their own multi-genre scope and national touring experience with what is anticipated to be a jazz infusion that will be a Madison exclusive.  The evening starts off strong with the Cliff Frederiksen Duo, a staple of the Wisconsin and St. Louis music scene and is considered a living legend of guitar and entertainment.

Evening entertainment carries on with great food and beverage from the Brink Lounge and fabulous raffle prizes.  The Brink Lounge is located at 701 East Washington Avenue, in Madison.

Great raffle prizes including Delta Airline tickets, Hotel Stays, Dining & Beverage,
WCO Concert Tickets and so much more!
Complete list to follow

Light appetizers will be provided.

All proceeds will be used to help fund and continue this great tradition of providing outstanding local, regional, national
and international jazz artists at the outdoor venue on the 100 block of State Street in Madison, WI.
This is the 21st season!  Let’s keep it going strong!.

More details to follow very shortly.

Advance tickets:


Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo @ Lounge
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This multi award-winning blues group from Madison, WI, is a sure hit performing their brand of blues..

ABOUT the band:
“Formed as a trio in May of 2008, Aaron Williams (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Shackelford (Drums, Vocals) and Z (Bass, Vocals) have the blues deeply rooted in the music they love to play. The trio all met while Aaron was hosting a blues jam at the now defunct club, The Cuda Café. Not to long after this fateful night the band was playing all over their hometown of Madison, WI.

As word continued to spread beyond their hometown the trio began to tour all over the Midwest playing sold out shows in North Dakota, Illinois and Indiana. As the band continues to grow musically they’ve fused blues, roots and rock music into and original sound that a growing fan base is recognizing and following….”   For more information, go to:

Aaron Williams and the Hoo Doo


Swing Dance Night @ Nightclub
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Lindy Swing and more!

Apr 17 Thu 2014
EVENT – ACN Recruiting Meeting @ Lounge @ 5:15 /Meeting Rooms @ 6 pm
5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

ACN Recruiting Meeting

Lounge social 5:15-6pm

Presentation 6 pm  Meeting Rooms

Chris Kohn Duo @ Lounge
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

”An established singer songwriter from Milwaukee, Chris writes original music that is acoustic, organic, powerful and full of emotion.  It’s something new and captivating.  A blend of acoustic rock, funk, jazz and soul … At shows, there is something for everyone – whether it is a new take on a cover song, or an original that draws you in – people leave happy at the end of the night.”


Apr 18 Fri 2014
Harmonious Wail @ Nightclub
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Harmonious Wail, a Madison, Wisconsin-based group, formed in 1987 and has been a local favorite ever since. The trio offers a blend of continental jazz, swing and Gypsy Jazz (also known as Gypsy Swing) honoring the late Django Reinhardt, who is credited with creating the unique style of music in France during the 1930s. The band also displays a sense of humor portrayed in hits like “The Vegan Zombie’s Lament.”

Founder Sims Delaney-Potthoff, who boasts of wearing the same pair of Converse Chuck Taylors for 30 years, studied for seven years with legendary jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns. He plays the mandolin, 1937 Gibson Tenor Guitar (tuned as an octave mandolin), sings, writes, and arranges music for the group.

Joining Sims are his wife, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, providing her captivating vocals and percussion (she plays a mic’d box), and
the 2012 MAMA award winner for best bassist of the year, Jeff Weiss.

Harmonious Wail has released seven albums in the past 20 years. They have won several Madison Area Music Association awards including Best Jazz CD, Favorite Jazz Band, Best World Artist, and Best Instrumentalist. The band tours across the country performing on National Public Radio, PACs, festivals, and showcase clubs. 

Founder of the very popular Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival, you will not want to miss this amazing trio.

Harmonious Wail as Trio

Emily Forst w/ Guy Jones @ Lounge
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Emily Forst takes her place on the blue-eyed soul stage with self-made 2012 debut album,
Here We Go.


Apr 19 Sat 2014
2nd Annual Madison 420 Fest Presented by: Madison NORML & The Ben Masel Project @ Main Lounge / Nightclub
6:00 pm – April 20, 2014 @ 1:30 am

Madison NORML & The Ben Masel Project present the 2nd Annual Madison 420 Fest.  Similar to last year it will feature 10 bands on 2 stages at the Brink Lounge & Brink Nightclub starting at 6p (Doors open at 5p).  Admission is only $10.  The event is a benefit for Madison NORML and the Ben Masel Project celebrating all things cannabis.  There will be a few vendors & non profit tables to check out and non-stop music from many fantastic Madison and Midwest area bands.

Music Begins at 6 pm
Lounge opens at 5 pm

Band schedule:

The Brink Main Lounge stage  (where bar is located)
6:00 – 7:00  Yokanizu Project (jam rock)
7:30 – 8:30  Mudroom (improg – improv rock)
9:00 – 10:00  The Material Boys (Madonna bluegrass and other material)
10:30 – 11:30  Double Dubbs (rock/folk/Americana)
12:00 – 1:30  New Speedway Players (premiere Grateful Dead tribute)

Brink Nightclub stage
6:30 – 7:30  Chaos Revolution Theory (WI stomp rock)
8:00 – 9:00  Kwame Bediako and Kwamekaze (world reggae from West Africa via Chicago)
9:30 – 10:30  Newport Jam (rock/funk/reggae from WI Dells)
11:00 – 12:00  Recalcitrant (roots reggae from Milwaukee)
12:30 – 1:30   Kingtown Rockers (Madison reggae/rock/R&B)

Non-profits & Sponsors:
Ignite Glass & Gifts
Max Ink Radio
Madison NORML
Ben Masel Project

Apr 22 Tue 2014
Tango / Salsa Night @ Lounge
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sponsored by Dance Wisconsin

Come have a blast at this fun, high-energy event! It’s a friendly atmosphere full of people who just want to dance and have a good time. Salsa and Tango sets will alternate.

Host & DJ: Joe Yang
Cover: Purchase at least 1 drink or food item.

Apr 23 Wed 2014
EVENT – Anchor Bank Windows 7 Party @ Lounge
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mary Kay Girls Night Out @ Main Lounge
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm