Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Holiday Concert Series 2017

Sundays in December

2 p.m.

Warm up the winter day with festive holiday music during Olbrich's Holiday Concert Series.


$2 suggested donation. Donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep the gardens a free source of education and inspiration for everyone!

December 3 - Madison Red & The Band That

Time ForgotMadison Red

Vintage Jazz, Blues, & Swing

Led by flame-haired vocalist (and keyboard player) Megan Levy (aka "Madison Red"), The Band That Time Forgot is a swinging quartet that specializes in playing classic blues and jazz from the 1920s to the 1960s on vintage instruments, and with as much fidelity to the original arrangements as is possible with a 4-piece band. The group covers songs by such artists as Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Ella Mae Morse, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anita O'Day, and has a top-notch catalogue of originals as well.


December 10 - John C. Van Orman John Van Orman

Traditional Folk

In addition to his talents as a singer and songwriter, John Van Orman plays a wide array of instruments, including six and seven string guitars, the hurdy-gurdy, harmonium, Anglo concertina, and ukulele. He has received Minnesota Music Academy awards for his songwriting and performance skills, and is former Music Director of the Ozark Folk Center in Arkansas. He is also a member the long lived band Finnegans Wake who performed this summer at the Theater at Taliesin in Spring Green, WI, and at the Focal Point in St. Louis.




December 17 - Suzuki Strings

Youth Violins

Since 1990, Suzuki Strings of Madison has provided children of all ages quality, comprehensive musical instruction through the violin. By helping to foster a positive environment and working relationship between the teacher, child, and parent, students learn the tools for success and well being that last a life time. Suzuki Strings of Madison offers children of all ages musical instruction on the violin using the Suzuki method. 



December 24 - NO CONCERT

December 31 - NO CONCERT


Winter Concerts coming up in February and March!

Also at Olbrich


GLEAM: Art in a New Light | August 29 - October 27

Member Movie Night | September 7

CRACKLE | September 28 & October 5

Guided Garden Strolls | Sundays, May 6 - Oct. 14

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719