Boo-Grass For Books

Boo-Grass For Books

On Saturday, October 29th, starting at 3:30, the seventh-annual “Boo-Grass for Books” will take place at the High Noon Saloon to again raise money and gather books in support of early literacy development, with all proceeds going to the Literacy Network and Lowell Elementary. Over the last six years, the event has raised thousands of dollars and collected hundreds of books for literacy efforts in Madison.

The festivities will include sets of kid (and adult!)-friendly music from the local Americana stalwarts the Oak Street Ramblers, Brother Rye, Shotgun Mary (featuring Lowell Elementary music teacher Jeff Burkel), and Jeff Burkhart (who when not on stage is the Literacy Network executive director) Other events include a kids’ costume parade across the High Noonstage, art activities, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and a bake and crafts sale.

Suggested donation is $10, with a $20 maximum for families. Plus, if guests donate a new or gently used children’s book, they will receive a free root beer!

Oak Street Ramblers

Dishing up foot-stomping, old time classics and tight high-and-lonesome harmonies, the Oak Street Ramblers are an essential cog in Madison’s burgeoning bluegrass scene. The Oak Street Ramblers were born in a garage on the corner of Oak and Union streets on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. At first a loosely knit collective made up of a revolving cast of old time and Americana enthusiasts, the Ramblers eventually coalesced into a core group of dedicated bluegrass pickers.

Brother Rye

Brother Rye plays Americana driven by slide guitar and rock sensibility. They have found the perfect blend of Delta blues, country, and folk styles, leading them to their well-tailored sound.

$5 / $10 family maximum suggested donation

Family Friendly Event - Donate a new or gently used children’s book, you will receive a ticket for a free root beer

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