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DJ Uncle RyanCocktails in the Conservatory

LeafSip cocktails in the tropical Bolz Conservatory and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

Conservatory$8 admission at the door.

Must be 21 years old to attend.


Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 - 11 p.m.


We are so THRILLED that Cocktails in the Conservatory has grown in popularity since its inception in 2012!

Tree RootsTableDuring the January event the drastic increase in visitors was not anticipated; in the past every patron that attended was admitted into the Conservatory upon arrival.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused - a positive experience for our visitors is very important to us!

To ensure that your experience at Cocktails in the Conservatory is pleasurable, here are some things you should know before you arrive -

  • Front doors open at 6:30 p.m. - Conservatory doors open at 7 p.m.
  • First-come-first-serve - the maximum number of visitors allowed in the Conservatory will be continuously admitted as visitors cycle out
  • Arrive with your whole party - line jumping is not permitted
  • When entering the building you'll be notified if you will be immediately admitted into the Conservatory or directed into the waiting line
  • On average people enjoy the Conservatory for 1.5-2 hrs - some leave earlier and some stay longer, we cannot guarantee a specific wait time
  • Bar stations will be available inside the Conservatory and the Commons (a large reception area off of the lobby that will house the waiting line if necessary)
    • Our bar service has been streamlined to decrease waiting lines
  • We will post updates on Facebook on the hour as the event capacity fluctuates to keep you in the loop
  • Capacity in the Conservatory at any given time does not equal the overall attendance that can be accommodated at the event over four hours, therefore, pre-sale tickets will not be offered
  • $5 admission from 10-11 p.m.


Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 - 11 p.m.



A DJ for almost 20 years, the Vilas Park Sniper is a stalwart contributor to the Midwest scene. Specializing in turntable trickery, VPS incorporates scratching and beat juggling to deliver his diverse sets of Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Pop, House and anything that makes people want to jump up, dance and party. His talents have enabled him to open for Nas, The Wailers, Dj Shadow, Dj Cut Chemist and Wiz Khalifa, just to name a few. DJ VPS does weekly performances throughout Madison’s First Settlement District at Merchant, Natt Spil, Maduro, Genna’s Lounge, Majestic Theater and the Cardinal Bar. 


Friday, November 20, 2015, 7 - 11 p.m.

DJ Evan Woodward

DJ Evan Woodward

Evan Woodward is an all-vinyl DJ who provides the Madison nightlife scene with some of its most far-out musical soundtracks. Seen often at spots like Natt Spil, Mickey's, Maduro and elsewhere, his sets range from soulful disco to tropical funk, from icy electro to atmospheric ambient, from tribal folk to soft rock, plus a healthy dose of psychedelic techno and house.


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