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Concerts on the Square

The Square, By Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI
+1 608-257-0638
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A delightful evening.

If you are ever in Madison in summer, do yourself a favour and attend a Wednesday evening concert... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Cenza B
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Fun, free concert/tailgate party/community picnic

I was visiting family from out of town and this was their first recommendation. I soon learned that... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Laurence R
Delray Beach, Florida
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The Square, By Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI
+1 608-257-0638
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you are ever in Madison in summer, do yourself a favour and attend a Wednesday evening concert on the square. You can place your blankets/chairs down around 3.30 pm and then wander off if you like and come around 6.30 to enjoy some top...More

Thank Cenza B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I was visiting family from out of town and this was their first recommendation. I soon learned that it's a summer institution in Madison and I quickly found out why. First, the event is free. Concertgoers begin to gather on the lawn of the State...More

Thank Laurence R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We left Madison in 1970 and permanently returned this summer. During the intervening 47 years we visited regularly, especially during the summer. A high point each summer has been the Concerts on the Square which we usually shared with family and friends. Now that we...More

Thank Knith
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a paid table in front of the stage area about halfway back. Other tables were loud and rude and when I addressed one table asking that they respect quiet because of other people wanting to hear, they looked at me like I was in...More

Thank mrm2101market
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Simply put, this is one of my favorite events to attend in Madison. Plan accordingly and you'll likely be like me and look forward to relaxing Wednesday evenings on the capital lawn. My recommendations: Plan to arrive around 5:30. It's on an isthmus, it's rush...More

Thank teewinot13
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We had looked forward to finally attending COS, but were thoroughly disappointed by the "performance" of the audience. Attendance was estimated at 50,000, and nearly all of them seemed to have come to socialize rather than to listen to the music. Fortunately we were close...More

Thank tripadvisormemberwhitewaterwi
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Well I liked "being there". What started like an invite to go with another couple ended up being a "Meet Up" and 24 friends from River Hills Church in Sauk City, WI showed up in one gathering spot. Space saved by an early couple was...More

Thank TravelersAH
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Free concerts every Wednesday during the summer around the capitol in Madison. This is one of the best experiences you can have of Wisconsin/ the Midwest! Bring a blanket to the capitol early in the day to save a spot. Then come back later with...More

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Summer in Madison can be characterized by spending time near our Capitol. Either Wednesday Night's Concerts on the Square or during our Saturday Farmers Market. Wednesday Night's concerts are very relaxing and guaranteed to be busy with lots of people. Take your blanket, a bottle...More

3  Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 28 June 2015

There is nothing quite like Wednesday Concerts on the Square with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. If your planning a picnic on the grass you will have to get your blanket down shortly after 3PM to get a spot...many people attend if the weather is good,...More

1  Thank Stevencoles
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