Join us at this year’s Willy Street Fair

Mr. Jackson headlines the Tone Madison-curated Culture stage on Sept. 17.

Mr. Jackson headlines the Tone Madison-curated Culture stage on Sept. 17.

Mr. Jackson. Photo by Michael Doyle Olson.

Mr. Jackson. Photo by Michael Doyle Olson.

We’re excited to announce that we’re presenting the Culture Stage at the Willy Street Fair on Sunday, September 17 at the intersection of Williamson and Ingersoll, with a Tone Madison-selected lineup of Madison-based artists.

Over the years the Culture Stage has featured a mix of local artists drawing on various musical traditions from around the world. For the 40th anniversary of the fair, the folks at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center asked us to try putting a new twist on that legacy.

Headlining will be the East Side’s own Mr. Jackson, who plays a delightful interpretation of R&B on his two albums, Black Gandalf and The Golden Hour Groove Session. Singer/MC/poet Hiwot Adilow, known for her work in outfits including ME eN YOu and The Bellhops, will play a set featuring material from an in-the-works new project. The contemporary-classical ensemble Sound Out Loud will present a varied set in a slightly stripped-down lineup. The one-man project Asumaya will channel a mix of African music, dub, and post-punk. The TV Dinner DJs, known for their refreshing and varied sets at venues including Gib’s and Genna’s, will be spinning. And Madison klezmer veterans Yid Vicious will be kicking things off.

Here’s the full schedule. We’re honored to present this lineup and we hope to see you out there.

Yid Vicious, 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

TV Dinner DJs, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Asumaya, 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Sound Out Loud, 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Hiwot Adilow, 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Mr. Jackson, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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