Series closes Saturday with Big Leg Emma
Music in the Park
Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Madison will close out this year's Music In the Park series with Americana roots rock group Big Leg Emma.
The free concert will be held at the Broadway Fountain on Saturday, which is a change from the traditional Friday slot. The band is being sponsored by the 43rd annual Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.
The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Ryan Nix will open the show at 6:30 p.m.
Big Leg Emma formed in New York in 2001 and has since performed in 25 states (from New York to Colorado).
The group includes Charity Nuse on mandolin, percussion and vocals, Steve Johnson on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, Kev Rowe on electric guitar and vocals, John Neidrauer on bass guitar and Corey Kertzie on drums.
Trinity United Methodist Church will have a fish fry. There also will be an ice cream truck and facepainting available.
The show will be the final performance of Madison Main Street Program's Music in the Park series, which started in June.
The series has grown significantly this year, said Whitney Wyatt, director of the Main Street Program.
The Main Street Program has been sponsoring the event since the mid-1990s. This year Wyatt said organizers added food vendors, increased advertising and started the event a little earlier, kicking off the music at 6:30 p.m.
The idea was to provide an evening meal and then keep people around for the music. Wyatt said organizers already are looking at ways to bring back the food vendors for next year's series.