Sugar Maple Music Festival

Event Dates

  • 08/05/2022
  • 08/06/2022

Event Description

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison that celebrates traditional music and dance through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of a county park. Local vendors sell concessions, and local, non-profit organizations display information.

Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots & Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Featuring bluegrass, Cajun, Americana music and more!

If you're interested in volunteering for the festival please check out for more information. 


The festival is held at W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, nestled on the shore of beautiful Lake Waubesa within Capital Springs Recreation Area.

Located on the Lower Yahara River Trail, the park is an easy bike ride from downtown Madison.

Contact / 608.227.8685

Categories: Festival, Kids & Family, Music, Parks, Volunteer