Fri, Feb 9, 2024 – Fri, Mar 1, 2024 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar 1, 2024

The Canopy Sessions

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison’s most unique venues: the Bolz Conservatory! Explore the tropics, enjoy the warmth, and be entertained by some of the area's most talented musicians.

Everyone/All Ages
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$10 - Adult (ages 13 & up)

$6 - Child (ages 6-12)

Free - Child (ages 5 & under)

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Kikeh Mato Afro Pop

Friday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.

Griot and Djembefola Mandjou Mara create contemporary music with the Afro-pop group Kikeh Mato. Kikeh Mato means "look at the moon”, as Mandjou notes the power of the moon to provide solace, inspiration, and hope.

Son del Atlantico

Friday, March 1, 6-8 p.m.

Saxophonist and composer Edi Rey brings the Afro-Caribbean music of Colombia to Madison with Son del Atlantico. They play Cumbia, Chande, Cumbion, Vallenato, and Porro fused with funk, rock and reggae.

Event Guidelines

  • Bar service available in the Conservatory
  • Lobby doors open at 5:30 p.m. Conservatory doors open at 6 p.m.
  • This is a strolling concert, so no seating is provided, through there are a few benches in the Conservatory. No carry-in chairs.
  • The Canopy Sessions are amplified performances, not acoustic.
  • You are encouraged to purchase tickets in-advance online. If the concert does not sell out online, remaining tickets will be available at the door.
    • For ticket assistance, call Mike GibsonProgram Specialist, at 608-243-0156
    • A limited number of reduced fee tickets are available. To request a fee waiver, please contact Mike GibsonProgram Specialist, at

Thank You to Our Series Sponsors

The Canopy Covers

Each band performing at Canopy Session is invited record a music video where they play a unique take on a favorite cover song. Thus the music video series The Canopy Covers. 

Thank you to our recording friends! Audio production from Audio for the Arts and filming/editing provided by M.O.D. Media Productions.


Olbrich is always looking for new musicians and bands to keep our concert series fresh. If you are interested in performing at one of Olbrich's concert series, please contact:

Mike Gibson
Program Specialist


Please include contact information and music samples.

If Olbrich's music committee would like to inquire further about booking you or the group you represent, we will contact you with available concert dates.