2022 FOOT Events & News

Free Concerts Return to Olin Pavilion in Spring of 2022!

Live music will once again flow from the historic Olin Park pavilion this spring. We've reserved three Wednesday's in May and the first one in June for a series of four FREE concerts, each from 6 to 8 PM.

Here's the line-up:

  • May 4 - Evan & Tom Leahy An Irish folk/rock duo

  • May 11 - Mark Croft Trio Classic Americana sounds

  • May 25 - Panchromatic Steel Madison's premier steel drum band

  • June 1 - Cris Plata Texas twang with a twist

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.

  • Friday, May 6 - Madison Scottish Country Dancers Learn easy reels & jigs

  • Saturday, May 7 - Madison Contra Dance Co-op Easy, social and fun folk dances

Last FOOT Meeting: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM

We gathered in person and virtually on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM for our regular bi-monthly FOOT meeting. Meeting location was Tom's place, with a Zoom link provided as well. Folks on our email list automatically receive meeting FOOT-Notes, and FOOT-Notes are archived here on our website.


Monona Waterfront Design Challenge Announced

In February of 2022, the city of Madison announced a national-level design competition for the redesign of Law Park and its adjacent Monona waterfront components, extending along the John Nolen causeway to the northern edge of Olin Park. Read more about it here. Or visit the Parks Division's Monona Waterfront Design Challenge page, where you can find a copy of the city's Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

Madison Parks Foundation Gala comes to Olin

Madison Parks Foundation's fifth annual "Picnic in the Park" gala benefit will be held in Olin Park this year on May 21, 2022. More details are available at www.picnicintheparkmadison.com



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