Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC), the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music.
Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists. The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers. Attendees of all skill-levels are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in!
This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under. David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.