The Mad Monk Cafe gets its name from our location
(MADison and MONKland) and is a musical event staged approximately four times a year between April and November. Madison's own deacon George puts together a show with a story to tell: through songs, readings, slides and guest musicians, the life of a famous musician or a theme in the folk, gospel and blues traditions is explored.
Previous shows have been "Hellhound On My Trail" the life of Robert Johnson , "Josh White, the first Folk Blues Star "Cafe Society Blues" a recreation of the music of the Folk Boom in 1930s Manhattan among others. Shows are on Friday nights starting at 8:PM and are usually very well attended, so we advise getting there around 7:30. Admission and refreshments are free - you'll be our guest. If you'd like to get an idea of what the music is like, you can look up deacon George on youtube.
For more about deacon George, please see his official website http://deacongeorge.com
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The Mad Monk Cafe
Mad Monk Café returns in the Spring once the snow’s gone.
On SUNDAY April 14th at 6:30pm….
Concert of Praise!
We're heading into the Easter season and there will be Easter and Good Friday events around the city. But we've got to be different so we're having a Palm Sunday praise concert the week before Easter Sunday on April 14th at 6:30pm. It's an all music event with song performances and songs to sing along with. If you were at our Christmas or Thanksgiving concerts then you know what a fun and uplifting time this will be. Hope to see you there.