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.