Category Archives: Music

Baby Mountain Concert held in Madison…

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We almost forgot to update you on our last Baby Mountain concert event, in which we raised $162 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Quite a show indeed, we told you, and told you again for good measure, this wasn’t a show to be missed, honestly, such an incredible night for sure!

‘Baby Mountain’ to Perform in Madison…


Join the Dakota State University College of Arts & Sciences and the Madison Area Arts Council as we welcome the Americana sounds of ‘Baby Mountain’, featuring acoustic musicians Tim Lowly and Karima Walker from Chicago, along with special guest, Madison’s own Nathan Edwards. 

A suggested ticket donation of $5 will directly benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as we honor Veterans Day.

This all-ages community event will be held at the Tunheim Classroom Building, TCB, on the campus of Dakota State University. Parking is available just off North Egan Avenue, and immediately around the campus.

‘Phantom Balance’ Performs at Dakota State University…

Phantom Balance on Stage at DSU

Phantom Balance on Stage at DSU

A great evening was had, as we were excited to welcome back our friends Phantom Balance and Dino Babic to Madison on Halloween night. Dakota State Live Productions (DSU Live) and the Madison Area Arts Council partnered together to bring this past year’s Jazzfest headliner of the ‘Second Stage’ to the Underground at Dakota State University.

Phantom Balance excited the crowd throughout their high-energy set.

Phantom Balance excited the crowd throughout their high-energy set.

‘Bat House Party’ a Success for Cause…

Bat House Party at The BrickHouse

Bat House Party at The BrickHouse

A note from Angela Behrends on Wednesday night’s Bat House Party at The BrickHouse:

I’d like to extend special appreciation and thanks to Nathan Edwards and KDSU’s “The Wolf” for fantastic music and mad, mad DJ skills, to our costume judges Susan Conover, Susan Langner, and Jeff Howard, to Chris Francis and Emmeline Elliott of the Madison Area Arts Council, to Eric Stykel, Chris Francis, John Nelson, and Cassie Marie Edwards for donating artwork, and to all of the ART121 students at DSU that contributed their time and design talents! Now THAT’s a community effort!

Together, we raised well over $400, which will go directly to the construction of bat habitats on the campus of Dakota State. Angela will be continuing to work on the project in the coming months, we’ll be sure to share the latest as this project continues forward.

2 Big Nights this October…

Bat to Back

Bat House Party!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


The BrickHouse Community Arts Center

We’re going batty, literally!

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Join us for our next great event at The BrickHouse with “Bat House Party”, as we join forces with Dakota State University and instructor Angela Behrends to raise funds to purchase actual bat houses, to be placed on the grounds of the college.

This costume party fundraiser will feature one-of-a-kind original art postcards and hand-made masks created by DSU art students which will be for sale for $20 each, with proceeds benefiting the project. In addition, the Madison Area Arts Council will host additional bat-themed art created by DSU art faculty and local area artists, which will also be available to purchase in support of the project.

A $5 donation at the door is suggested, which will benefit the project as well. Awards will be given for best costumes, refreshments will be served, and a good time will be had by all.

Phantom Balance Live in Madison

Thursday, October 31, 2013


DSU Trojan Underground

We’re excited to welcome back our friends Phantom Balance to Madison this October. Dakota State Live Productions (DSU Live) and the Madison Area Arts Council have partnered together to bring this past year’s Jazzfest headliner of the ‘Second Stage’ to the Underground at Dakota State University.

This performance is open to the community, all ages, and is free to attend.

Thomas Hentges returned to Madison, again.

We welcomed Thomas Hentges, Burlap Wolf King, last week for a ‘Hometown Record Release Party’ which benefited the Madison High School Music Program. Together, we raised $206 for the cause, which will be donated to the program in the coming weeks, check back for more on that!

Thomas performed at The BrickHouse

Thomas performed at The BrickHouse

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Thomas Hentges returns to The BrickHouse

‘Burlap Wolf King’ welcomed for a hometown record release party.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

Join us as we welcome Madison native singer songwriter Thomas Hentges, aka ‘Burlap Wolf King’ back to The BrickHouse this February for the hometown release of his newest 5 track effort, ‘EP’.

In a twist, the Madison Area Arts Council is donating $2 for each album sold that night to the Madison High School Music Department, and we’re asking all of our guests to donate as well, as we raise funds together for a great benefit – to promote the next great class of Madison musicians.

The event is free and open to the public, donations accepted, and refreshments are always provided. The BrickHouse is located in Downtown Madison, at 106 SE 2nd Street.

Alright, we’re going to be trying a few things, so breathe…

And you thought cats lived longer than arts councils?

Well, we’re going forward into 2013 with another kick, with even more great programs and yes, great food too. But, we need your support now more than ever before, so that means we need to hear more, and yes, see more, from our local creative friends and supporters of the arts.

This January 12th, we’re sponsoring acclaimed watercolor artist Jennifer Stone for a one day class and group show at The BrickHouse, and this looks to be by far the best deal of the year for a chance to work alongside such a noted and respected artist as Jennifer. We’re trying something new by offering these one-day classes for the community, and yes, there’s a very small charge (you won’t find a better deal around for classes of this quality) but we hope to continue to offer these classes in the coming year, so if you support it, they’ll be way more to look forward to right outside your back door.

Jen Stone Poster

We’re also scheduling the usual mix of great events you’ve come to love, from small concerts, to Double Header art showings, and a variety of speakers and writers from our Chautauqua Series – we’ll be calling on a few past friends for a surprise or two this year.

We’re thankful for all the support this past year, and if you haven’t made it to one of our fine events, be sure to come on out this January 12th, we’d love to see all of you (and way more often too!)

Just don’t go asking about cats.

Double Header this Saturday in Madison…

We’re kind of been behind as of late with the blog postings, our apologies, but we’re still cranking out the best art content we can on Facebook and Twitter, so check that out for the latest.


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