Live music, great seats: this summer on WPT!

July 3, 2018 Susannah Brooks Leave a Comment

WPT is your home for live performances from local and national artists! We’ve got the return of the 30-Minute Music Hour, a holiday extravaganza from Washington, D.C., and not one but two Concerts on the Square®.

Fireworks explode above the U.S. CapitolA CAPITOL FOURTH 2018

John Stamos poses with young performersJohn Stamos hosts an all-star musical extravaganza,
broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol,
in celebration of our country’s 242nd birthday.

Performers include The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett and the cast of the Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville,
Renee Fleming, The Temptations, CeCe Winans,
Pentatonix, Joshua Bell and more – all backed by the
National Symphony Orchestra and U.S. Army Bands.

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 | Preview | Watch: Stamos is back!

Stay tuned: At 8:30 p.m., POV‘s Brimstone & Glory features a Mexican town where celebrating the local fireworks industry is a way of life. Preview here!

Anna Wang performs in the 30MMH studio

New season begins 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7!

Tune in each week as WPT’s free-form stage welcomes musicians in a variety of genres. Andy Moore hosts.

July 7: Radio Free Honduras
Enjoy acoustic-based Latin folk-rock from an eclectic band fronted by guitarist/singer Charlie Baran.

July 14: BingBong
Formed of a strong desire to perform precision pop tunes live, BingBong features four veteran musicians who know how to lock into a groove.

July 21: Anna Wang
Electronic artist Anna Wang writes rock-synth music which showcases her powerful vocals.

July 28: Richard Wiegel
Guitar master Richard Wiegel is one of Madison’s most prolific singer/songwriters.

Cellists perform under the Concerts on the Square shell


Two shows! Join the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for lively performances from the steps of the State Capitol in Madison.

Slavic Dances
Premieres 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14

Cellist Miriam Smith leans on her celloMiriam K. Smith, an 11-year-old cellist rapidly gaining national recognition as a concert soloist, performs in a concert including the work of Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The Middleton High School Choir also performs.

Don’t Stop Believin’
Premieres 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21

Singers from Jeans 'n Classics performFeaturing Jeans ‘n Classics, a group of artists combining world-class rock musicians with symphonies, this rousing show brings the music of rock icons Journey and Queen to life.

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