2023 FOOT Events & News

Concerts in Olin Pavilion each Thursday in September, 2023

FREE fall concerts return to the Olin Park Pavilion this September on every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM:

--  CRIS PLATA  on Thursday, September 7th  

--  MARK CROFT TRIO on Thursday, September 14th

--  THE WHISKEY FARM  on Thursday, September 21st

--  GROOVIN BROTHERS (FRANKIE LEE) Thursday, September 28th

Bring the family, bring a picnic - chairs and tables provided. Since the pavilion is sheltered, concerts will proceed rain or shine.  But let's hope for really great September weather! The Pavilion is located within Olin Park at 1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715 

Dances Return to Olin Pavilion on Tuesdays in May of 2023

Sorta last minute, but FREE instruction and dancing will return to the Olin Pavilion on the following Tuesdays this May from 6 to 8 PM:

--  Tuesday, May 9th:  Madison Tango Society

--  Tuesday, May 16th:  Madison Tango Society

--  Tuesday, May 23rd:  MadCoCo (Contra)

--  Tuesday, May 30th:  West Coast Swing

Yoga Returns to Olin Pavilion in the Summer of 2023

Friends of the free asanas - mark your calendars for six sessions of yoga in the Olin Park pavilion.  Starting June 12th, every Monday eve at 6 PM, Sam Kellogg will again provide instruction and guidance in her Alignment Yoga method. Her classes are open to all levels of experience, and will focus on the yoga fundamentals of breathing and asana postures. Bring a mat if you have one, but mats and props will be available. So come together with mindful others in the serenity of the historic Olin Park pavilion to nurture your yoga practice and enjoy the city skyline view. 

Most recent FOOT meeting was Thursday, March 23, 2023 

Eight of us gathered in person at The Borough's Brew Company on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 PM for a long overdue FOOT meeting. Two key topic of discussion were:

1)  Planning for the 2023 'season' at the Olin Park pavilion. Concert, dance and yoga series were
      proposed, and dates will be established soon. 

2)  Discussion of likes, dislikes and concerns regarding the three final designs for the Lake Monona
      Waterfront Design Challenge.  Those comments have been summarized and submitted to the city's
      Ad Hoc Committee overseeing the Design Challenge.

Folks on our email list automatically receive meeting FOOT-Notes, and FOOT-Notes are also archived here on our website.

Archived FOOT Events & Announcements 

Dance 'Learning Series' at Olin Pavilion May 6 & 7, 2022

As part of the Madison Parks Division's 'Learning Series', Parks and FOOT will be co-sponsoring two weekend dance sessions in early May.  Each of the two sessions will be held from 6 to 8 PM in the historic Olin Park pavilion.  No experience or partner necessary - this is just an easy, fun, and social learning opportunity. Or just come to listen, watch and enjoy.  Register here for this free event.