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Wild Hog in the Woods

Wild Hog is our "sister" organization, who puts on folk/acoustic shows on Friday nights during most of the year at the Wil-Mar Center in Madison.

Summer Sing-AlongsSummer Sings - 2017

8 pm, Selected Fridays during summer
June 16 * July 21 * August 18
Blue Mounds State Park - Main Shelter

A decade–long MadFolk tradition, the Summer Sing-alongs at the Main Shelter of Blue Mounds State Park will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 16, led by the inspired leadership of Madison’s Own Mac Robertson, on banjo and guitar.
Then mark your calendars for July 21st, when the Sing-along will be led by Marli Johnson and Rex Loker, and for August 18, when Mac Robertson will return to lead the last of the summer Sing-alongs. Bring your instruments, especially your voice boxes! Copies of the books of song lyrics Rise Up Singing & Rise Again will be available.

Come early (@6:30 pm) and join other folkies in a potluck, featuring summer produce from gardens and farmer’s markets. The picnic tables are then rearranged for the singing, usually in a circle, with space for dancing, if the spirit moves. The song leaders have a vast repertoire of folk songs, from the silly to the profound, to appeal to young and old, and can accommodate most requests, from traditional to contemporary singer-songwriter’s songs. Children’s and camp songs and show tunes are often in the mix.

The setting, as the sun sets over the highest point in southern Wisconsin, is stunning. On a clear evening, the forest fire towers provide views to the Baraboo Hills in the northwest, and back to the glow of Madison to the east.

If you come early, there are well-marked nature trails traversing the mounds.

To get to Blue Mounds State Park, take 18-151 west past Mount Horeb and Cave of the Mounds, then turn right (north) on County Highway F, and follow the brown state park signs for Blue Mounds State Park. Entrance to the Park requires a yearly park sticker or a daily pass, but once in the park, participation in the Sing-along is free to folkies and campers alike. The main shelter is at the top of the hill. Only if thunderstorms or tornadoes are threatened would the sing-along be moved to the enclosed Friends Shelter, to which the Park gatekeepers could direct you.

The Summer Sing-alongs are sponsored by the
Madison Folk Music Society and Friends of Blue Mounds State Park.