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Summerset Festival of the Arts: Live Music, Great Food, All the Arts

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

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The Cajun Dinner is sold out - as it has been every year. You can still order Sunday Jazz Brunch tickets.  Guests may continue to purchase general admission and brunch tickets online, at Corner Drug, or at the door. Pick your correct ticket(s) - and just pick any date - it'll be fine.  No worries.


Live Music. Great Food. All the Arts. Interactive Fun for the Whole Family ... and so much more! 

What is Summerset? Watch this video of Summerset Festival of the Arts 2012 at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County.

Five Dollars Friday/Seven Dollars Saturday & Sunday! Children Twelve and Younger - Free Admission (please reserve free passes for children who are attending)

Live Bands Every Night with Dancing on Outdoor Dance Floor

Cash bar and "picnic food" (beef/veggie burgers, brats, soda, chips, cookies) available throughout the weekend

Special event dinner and brunch reservations required by July 27.

Event listing updated July 25.


In the Schwalbach Gallery: Ernie Pleger, Just Add Water

*Artist Reception and Gallery talk: Sunday, August 4, 3:30 4:30 p.m.


In the Lange Gallery: Costume and Fashion Designers A. Laura Brody and Rachel Frank exhibit their sinful, steam punk, cutting-edge fashion. And we unveil pieces by exciting emerging designers Karli Didrickson and McKayla Christianson.


In the Artist Tent: Jenny Quilty. Revealing Toulouse Lautrec: Discovering Print Making and Print Registry Basics Through Stamp Creation. Make and put your own stamp on the art world with UW-BSC graduate and artist Jenny Quilty’s expert guidance.


On the Summerset Grounds: Have you Herd About Baraboo? The Baraboo Public Art

Association’s Elephantasia hits the campus walkway.


At Community Memory Units: Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.Teddy Jedry and the Purple Cow Poets bring interactive poetry performances to memory units throughout the Baraboo area on the afternoon of Saturday, August 3.




Community READS Eminent Domain, a Community-Created Novel. T.N. Savides Library.

Noon. Readings and discussion of this novel communal effort co-sponsored by the

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library and the Baraboo Public Library.


Opening VIP Gala. Down The Hill Tent.

6 – 7:30 p.m. Small plates, live music, cash bar to fête donors, artists and volunteers.

*Invitation only.


The Big Payback. Outdoor Main Stage.

7:30 – 9 p.m. Award-winning, Madison Funk/Rock/R&B band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah

Isabel Tirado and a smoking horn section.


Waiting for Guffman. Outdoor Main Stage.

9:30 – 11 p.m.   Outdoor screening of the hilarious mockumentary about an aspiring director and the amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical.





Shiny Shoes. DIY Tent.


10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring in, decorate and bedazzle your sneakers with Jonathan Kipp.




Rochelle’s Repurposed Books. T.N. Savides Library.


10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Turn old pages into new sculptures with art instructor Rochelle Robkin.




Making A Scene with Susan. RG Brown Theatre.


10 – 11:30 a.m. Theatrical scene painting techniques taught by professional scenic artist Susan


Attea from Chicago’s RedBox Workshop. Realize scenic illusions in this hands-on workshop.


Flute Family Fun Workshop. Stich Rehearsal Hall Hill Music Center.


10:30 11:30 a.m. Flute choir workshop for the whole family with Bridget Morrey-Seals. All levels welcome. Bring your own flute or borrow one of ours. (Loaner flutes are limited).


Nature Walk for Sketchers with Kyle Martin. Meet at Welcome Tent / Proceed to Ice Age Trail.


10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Renowned local artist Kyle Martin leads an inspirational walk through the woods. Paper and pencil provided ideas, your own.


Bellies and Veils. Dance Studio.


11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Learn basic belly dance and veil techniques with Baraboo Bellydance and


Movement Arts. Participants invited to join a short Summerset performance at 1 p.m.



Killer B Film Series Screening: Cat People. RG Brown Theatre.


11:30 – 1 p.m. Dr. Frances Auld, scholar of curiosities, presents a screening and discussion of this 1942 classic about a woman who fears she will turn into a cat person of her homeland’s fables.



Creative Writing Workshop with Kelly Dwyer. Campus Grounds.


11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brainstorm a plot or opening of a novel under the instruction of Kelly Dwyer, published novelist and UW-BSC Senior Lecturer of English & Creative Writing. Finished chapters will be published online. All ages welcome (adults please accompany children under 10).



Landscape Painting Demonstration with Kyle Martin. Down the Hill Tent.


1 – 3 p.m. Award-winning artist and UW-BSC graduate Kyle Martin captures the gorgeous views from campus and shares his techniques.



Belly Dance Performance. Summerset Way.


1 – 1:30 p.m. Workshop participants join Rhonda Siebecker and Baraboo Bellydance and Movement Arts in performance.



Keys, Reeds & Rosin: Summerset Sidewalk Music Series. Outdoor 2nd Stage.


1:30 2:30 p.m. The gifted trio adds mellifluous music to the striking Summerset scene.



Baraboo Honors the Bayou: Screening of For the Gulf. RG Brown Theatre.


1– 1:45 p.m. Dr. Frances Auld introduces a first cut of this moving documentary on the Gulf oil spill by


Cajun activist, filmmaker and songwriter Drew Landry.



48-Hour Film Project Short.   RG Brown Theatre.


1:45 2:15 p.m. This year’s entry into Madison’s annual 48-hour cine-manic experience from Dr. Auld and the UW-BSC students, staff and Sauk County community members of HISENG COW Productions.



100 Years of the Al. Ringling Theatre. RG Brown Theatre.


2:15 – 3 p.m. Dr. Michael Jacobs and his History 255 students present their research and archival footage on Baraboo’s historic and resplendent Al. Ringling Theatre.



Cut Couture: Hack & Slash with RFD. Art Studio.


1:30 – 3 p.m. Chicago-based fashion designer Rachel Frank transforms your tee shirts into wearable art. Bring in your tees for slashing Saturday and rock the runway on Sunday!



Cycropia Aerial Dance Performance & Demo. Outdoor Main Stage.

3 – 4 p.m. Catch the high-flying artistry of this amazing Madison dance troupe and learn how they dance on air.


Cheddar Chicks: Summerset Sidewalk Music Series Summerset Way.


4 – 4:30 p.m. Sweet songs sung by this sweet-throated sextet.



Naptime Before Dinner: The Story of Sleep. RG Brown Theatre.  4:30 5:30 p.m. Mingle with lauded poet Charles Anthony Silvestri and local celebrity and illustrator Anne Horjus as they celebrate the launch and share their stories about the creation of their exquisite book.  



 Cajun Dinner with the Dixie Sizzlers and The Flannels

. Campus Café


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Get your New Orleans on with a hopping band, vivacious vocalists, and soulful cuisine by Chefs Michael Strozinsky and Susan Anderson. Trinkets for revelers in costume!



*Reservations required by July 27





A Little Evening Music. Outdoor 2nd Stage.


6 – 7 p.m. Enjoy live music as you soak in the stunning campus views of the Baraboo Bluffs.




Dixieland Dance Lessons with BRAVO. Outdoor Main Stage.


7:30 – 8 p.m. Dynamic Dance Duo Amy Teelin & Michael Etzwiler return to teach some two-step toe tapping to help us dance the night away with the Cajun Strangers.




Cajun Strangers. Outdoor Main Stage.


8 – 10 p.m. Winners of the Prix DeHors de Nous from the Cajun French Music Association for the best Cajun CD outside of Louisiana, cap Saturday’s celebration of Baraboo on the Bayou.

Have questions about Summerset Festival of the Arts: Live Music, Great Food, All the Arts? Contact UW-Baraboo/Sauk County


University of Wisconsin/Baraboo-Sauk County
1006 Connie Road
Baraboo, WI 53913

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