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Address: The Square, By Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI
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TGIS - Thank G_d It's Summer - Wednesday's are the best night

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 of wine, and some eats and kick back and enjoy. You will find people with... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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, like THOUSANDS.... Concerts start at 7 but get in the area before 5 to find... More 

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madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Madison audiences care about the music. So if you choose to sit on the square, you may be shushed for any talking during the music. This helps make it a nice crowd event. People behaving! Bring a picnic or pick up a boxed dinner. Beverages permitted! The Chamber Orchestra is very good and it's a lovely event for five weeks... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

FREE to anyone, this annual event runs a few weeks through the summer months, always on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy the music on the lawn of the State Capitol Building (and have some wine with your picnic.) Highly rated, even for non-symphony lovers.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I used to go to the Concerts on the Square regularly, maybe 10-15 years ago, but over the years, I have gradually gone less frequently to almost never now. Too much a good thing is not always wonderful and it really knows what it is now and really has lost any charm or uniqueness it once had. It's down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You sit on the lawn on a beautiful summer night, have a picnic and relax to the sounds of the symphony.

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Concert on the square can be romantic, family orientated, friends gathering or whatever you want it to be. You can bring a blanket and sit on the lawn and have a picnic, or pull up a chair and a table and have a meal prepared for you and everything in between. Local vendors sell food and beer if you chose... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every performance is unique. The WI Chamber Orchestra provides such an incredible show, in a completely unusual setting. Fun for everyone. You haven't been to Madison until you've been to COTS.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Music is performed on the Capitol grounds. Food vendors or bring your own and enjoy. Parking can be difficult so get down there early.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Get there early and buy food and beverages, spread your picnic blankets and ENJOY! Also, this is Free... but I always donate $ (through the mail and) at the concerts for the programs. Outstanding programming this summer. Crazy good stuff - check it out on their website.

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Address: Address: The Square, By Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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