Back Porch Concerts

Back Porch Concerts
Nathaniel Dean House
4718 Monona Drive, Madison, Wisconsin


2004 Concert Schedule

July 1 - A Perfect Fifth Brass Quintet

July 8 - Capitol Chordsmen (male barbershop)

July 15 - Stone Ring (Celtic)

July 22 - Round the Bend (bluegrass)

July 29 - Sound of Madison (female barbershop)

August 5 - Ice Cream Social, KG and the Ranger (western)

For more than 20 years, free public concerts on the lawn behind the Dean House have been a part of summer evenings in southeast Madison. Known as the "Back Porch Concerts," the weekly Thursday evening events bring a variety of musical talent to those who come to listen and lounge on the lawn. Concerts begin at 7:15 and end at sunset. It is a tradition of the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society that the final concert of the season begins with an ice cream social.

During the summer of 2002, musical groups included Free Range Pickins, Light Opera with John Baltes and Lois Dick, Ole and Sven, Old Time Fifflers, KG and the Ranger, and the Capitol Chordsmen.

Donations and the sale of softdrinks and popcorn at the concerts benefit the Dean House.

Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society