“Spring Concert Series” in Olin Park and “Woods Walks” in the Turville Woods

posted Apr 26, 2012, 5:45 PM by Tom DeChant   [ updated May 2, 2012, 7:20 AM by Ron Shutvet ]
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville ParksFree and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May.  The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers.  The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history (See schedule for details).  

Concert Schedule

All concerts are scheduled to start at 6:00PM and last 'til 8:00PM. Location is in the Olin Park Pavilion building at the top of the hill. 

  • Thursday, May 3:  Navan - Celtic language vocal group singing beautiful songs of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man
  •  Thursday, May 10:  Frankie Lee/Richard Wiegel Quartet – Eclectic mix of high-energy blues and rock & roll
  •  Thursday, May 17:  Peter & Lou BerrymanMadison’s favorite family-friendly and sharp-witted folk duo

  •  Wednesday, May 23: Whisky Farm - Unique all-American blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock 
       Woods Walks Schedule

       Walks will start at 10:00AM in the southern parking lot near the Olin Avenue entrance.

  • Saturday, May 5:  See the Trees – Local arborist Sean Gere leads a guided hike through Turville Woods to point out the park’s variety of tree species.

  • Sunday, May 13Feathers and Flowers – A unique guided walk focused on the park’s diverse birdlife and beautiful wildflowers. Its Mother's Day. Bring your mom along for a nice walk in the park.

  • Saturday, May 19:  What Happened Here?? – Park historian Ron Shutvet leads a tour of Olin and Turville Parks focused on its rich and surprising history.

  • Saturday, May 26: Kids Hike: Inspire the Next Aldo Leopold – Madison Police Sergeant and park enthusiast Jim Dexheimer leads a walk designed to pique the interest of the little ones and inspire future conservationists.