Madison Mystery Tour
Featuring music from the entire Beatles catalog!
Driven by love for the timeless music of the Beatles, Madison Mystery Tour is an ensemble dedicated to studying and performing every song in the core catalog of the Fab Four, note-for-note. Formerly “Get Back Wisconsin,” the group was established in 2012 and has performed numerous times to sold-out audiences at key venues and festivals in Madison and around the state.
Wes Anderson's newest whimsical, star-studded film
Following a writer on his world-famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his worldview disrupted forever.
A Tour Around the Music Traditions of Denmark
Gangspil will take you on an entertaining and varied journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country, from rural islands like Læsø to the metropolis of Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road.
William Elliott Whitmore
A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force.
With his powerful voice and honest approach, Whitmore comes from the land, growing up on a family farm in Lee County, Iowa. Still living on the same farm today, Whitmore has truly taken the time to discover where his center lies, and from that he will not be moved. Whitmore has repeatedly carved his own path, honoring the longstanding tradition of folk music throughout his nearly 20 year career, while always allowing his blues, soul and punk rock influences to shine through.
Noli Me Tángere + SIRENA
Two Shows in One — Celebrating Filipino Heritage
Noli Me Tángere is Matthew Muñeses’ second album where he explores his heritage by paying tribute to the life, legacy, and compositions of the late 19th-century Philippine national hero José Rizal. Inspired by the novel of the same name by Rizal, Muñeses began writing a suite of music in 2019 that would form the backbone of this album.
SIRENA is an original story by Filipina singer and artist Leslie Damaso, set within new compositions and contemporary arrangements of kundiman songs of love and freedom with kulintang, a jazz ensemble and colorful visual art featuring pre-colonial Baybayin script.
Casper the friendly ghost helps a therapist and his daughter expel wicked spirits from a mansion.
Dr. James Harvey and his daughter, Kat, head to an old mansion that is haunted by ghosts. James’ job is to get them out of it so they can cross over to the other side. After they move in, Kat meets a ghost named Casper, who falls in love with her. His one wish is to be human again and maybe he can win her.
2023 Driftless Film Festival
Celebrating The 14th Season!
The 2023 Driftless Film Festival will showcase independent filmmaking with an emphasis on the creative energy found in southwest Wisconsin. This year’s festival promises to bring a unique cinematic experience to the Mineral Point Opera House for its 14th season, running from Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 5. Festival passes and tickets to individual screenings will be on sale soon.
Into The Woods
Presented by Mineral Point High School
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Wisconsin Brass Quintet
Deeply committed to the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea
Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group’s founding in 1972. The WBQ’s commitment to commissioning and performing new music has attracted the attention of many renowned composers, including Verne Reynolds, Jan Bach, Karel Husa, John Harbison, and Daron Hagen. Deeply committed to the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the group travels widely to offer its concerts and educational services to students and the public in all corners of the state. Current members of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet are Jean Laurenz and John Wagner, trumpets; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and Tom Curry, tuba.
Tray Wellington Band
2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year
Growing up in western North Carolina’s Ashe County, Trajan “Tray” Wellington heard a lot of music — and from the first time he heard the banjo as a young teen, he was, he says, “hooked.” Wellington has earned acclaim as the banjo player winning a 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year award. A well-received, independently released 2020 EP under his own name, the creation of his Tray Wellington Band and signing with Mountain Home Music Company that same year marked Wellington’s decision to make his own path going forward.
Elvis Tribute Artist Tony Rocker
Presley's Golden Hits Take Center Stage
Milwaukee singer and Elvis tribute artist extraordinaire Tony Rocker returns to take you back to the golden age of rock & roll at the Mineral Point Opera House!
Good Morning Bedlam + Humbird
One Show. Two Awesome Folk Bands.
Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage. With tight soaring three-part harmonies and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night. Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music, but you will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of violin melodies.
Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. Their music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves bread crumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars. Humbird’s debut album Pharmakon (Aug. 2019) is a “…an absolutely hypnotic listening experience” according to Folk Alley. Atwood Magazine describes it as music wrapped in “gentle rebellion”.
Isthmus Brass: Holiday Show
A night of holiday favorites created specifically for this unique brass ensemble
The ensemble will play virtuosic arrangements of holiday favorites created specifically for their unique brass ensemble while highlighting individual members’ talents throughout the show. This year they will showcase works from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in its original form as well as in a unique jazzy setting originally arranged by Duke Ellington. Many other traditional and popular holiday tunes will put the audience in the holiday spirit!
Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes
"Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song."
Chicago Farmer writes music for “the kind of people that come to my shows. Whether in Chicago or Delavan, everyone has a story, and everyone puts in a long day and works hard the same way,” he says. “…I don’t like anyone to be left out; my music is for everyone in big and very small towns.”
Chastity Brown & Pieta Brown
A musician with gospel, blues, melodic sensibility, and honest emotion with an atmospheric, dreamy, gifted singer-songwriter.
Chastity Brown is known for her “work of brooding soul eloquence, alt-rock wiriness, atmospheric pop sweetening and folk-infected naturalness” (NPR Music).
Pieta Brown is “…moody, ethereal…” (NPR’s All Songs Considered) and “driven by her mercurial voice… her latest proves that less really is more” (Boston Globe).
Back again, UW Madison's The MadHatters always bring the fun!
With their unmistakable attire in their Wisconsin red jackets, the MadHatters are a presence on the UW campus that brings everyone to clap their hands and stomp to the beat. Not only does the audience enjoy the show, but the MadHatters love performing it. Whether it be another sold out show in Madison or singing at your grandma’s 80th birthday party, the MadHatters bring the fun wherever they go.
Nichols’ vision for the blues is of a form of music that’s intimately tied to everyday life in 2023.
Nichols’ vision for the blues is of a form of music that’s intimately tied to everyday life in 2023, something that’s reflected not only in the choice of instrumentation but in the complexities of the songwriting and the gray areas his lyrics explore. This is music that comes straight from the present, and as such, it’s a reminder that the same things that drove the first blues singers to pick up a guitar is still present behind the throbs of deep bass hits today.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Presented by Mineral Point High School
Take It Easy: A Tribute to the Eagles
Performing hit after chart-topping hit from the music of the Eagles
In honor of one of the best country rock bands of all time, Take It Easy performs hit after chart-topping hit from the vast catalog of music created by the Eagles. From their debut, Witchy Woman, to their climactic #1 Hotel California, Take It Easy covers the bases. Touching on the solo careers of each artist as well this band is sure to have your favorites covered.