Sugar Maple Festival Schedule Announced!

Here it is folks – our amazing lineup is scheduled!  24 days away and fast approaching!  Think you’ll be as excited as we are for two days of fantastic listening and learning.  Check it out here.

Check back daily until the fest for daily posts about all of the artists headed our way!

Call for Festival Volunteers!

Hello Sugar Maple Fans!

It’s that time of year! Time to start thinking about volunteering for the 12th Annual Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival August 14-15 at Lake Farm County Park in Madison.

Volunteering at the festival is a little different this year – we will be offering FREE TICKET ENTRY ON THE DAY YOU VOLUNTEER instead of the free T-shirt. Register early, space is very limited! The best way you can guarantee you will be selected to volunteer is to be flexible about what times you can volunteer and what roles you are willing to accept. Not all registrations will be accepted – we have very specific shifts to fill, and when they are gone, they are gone.

If you already purchased tickets and you decide to volunteer, we ask that you sell your ticket or give it to a friend.

If you are interested in signing up this year as a medical, beer, merchandise, ticket/registration or clean-up volunteer, please click on the link below to fill out the Volunteer Registration Form. This is the first year we are using an electronic form, and so if you notice glitches or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Volunteer Registration Link:

Tickets Now On Sale for 12th Annual Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival

For this year’s two-day festival the FLTMC has put together another diverse lineup of performers from all over the US, each with a unique take on traditional music.  Our lineup includes Cajun performers Jesse Lége, Kelli Jones-Savoy and Joel Savoy; String Bands The Hot Seats and The Lonesome Aces; Folk from The Dead Horses; Americana from Hannah Aldridge, and numerous more acts playing their take on other styles, including Bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton headlining Friday night.

Early bird discounted two-day tickets are available here. Single day and full-priced weekend passes will be available for purchase at outlets starting in June until the Thursday before the festival.

Mac Wiseman on WORT

This Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11 am on WORT FM’s Back to the Country, music historian Bill Malone interviews Mac Wiseman, who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the cult figures of bluegrass and known as “The Voice with a Heart,” Mac was born Malcolm B. Wiseman on May 23, 1925 in Crimora, Virginia. He studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory, started his career as a disc jockey in Harrisonburg, Virginia and later became one of a handful of musicians who helped create the genre of bluegrass music.

Please Consider Supporting the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective

sm.logoDear Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival Friends and Family,

As the year draws to a close, the success of the 2014 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is on the minds of all of the board members. We are proud that every year we continue to host such a phenomenal line-up from the traditional music scene.

To present this festival takes time, planning and funding. As you are preparing for tax season, please consider making a tax deductible donation to support the mission of the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective. Your donation will help secure the future of the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival and insure that we can continue to provide outstanding musical opportunities in the Madison area.

Send donations to FLTMC PO BOX 3299 Madison, WI 53704 or click on the Donate button on the left-hand-side of this page.

Due to a variety of scheduling factors, the 2015 festival weekend has moved… The festival will be August 14-15, 2015 so mark your calendars and tell your friends!

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday from everyone at FLTMC!
The FLTMC Board