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The Pursuit of Happiness Sessions at McPike Park

August 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - August 14, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

A still from a music video shows musician Leslie Damaso in the foreground, walking down a street followed by the members of Madison band Mr. Chair in the background.

The Sessions at McPike Park series kicks off its 2022 season with The Pursuit of Happiness, which serves as a sizable festival unto itself. This being an outdoor music fest on the east side, there’s a heavy emphasis on international acts and Americana—the Madagascar-born Razia Said and Mekon-turned-outlaw-country artist Jon Langford are among those with top billing here. The lineup also works in some great offerings from Madison’s own music community. Sunday on the Chicory Stage, for instance, includes a performance from Leslie Damaso and Mr. Chair, combining their interests in Filipino art song and far-flung jazz, and jazz pianist Johannes Wallmann, playing behind his new album Precarious Towers. —Scott Gordon



August 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
August 14, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
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McPike Park
202 South Ingersoll Street
Madison, WI United States
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