Stoughton Opera House

Southern Wisconsin's Most Charming Theatre

The historic Stoughton Opera House is located in Stoughton, WI just a few minutes south-east of Madison. The theater plays host to a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the season - rock, folk, classical, oddities, name it. Known for sublime acoustics and an early 20th century aesthetic, don't pass on a chance to see a show or just pay a visit to the Stoughton Opera House.





photo credit: Molly Leimontas

The Flatlanders

The fact that Texas music titans Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - on their first go-round as The Flatlanders in 1972 - were rejected by the country music establishment is surprising in retrospect but, ultimately, poetic. That each went on to have formidable solo careers is a testament to their talent and determination. Their diverse yet complimentary styles – Joe the street-wise rocker, Jimmie Dale the mystic with the classic country voice and Butch the cerebral folk singer – reunited in the new millennium, with their comeback album Now Again spending 17 weeks at #1 on the Americana charts and 21 weeks on the Billboard Country charts. Mojo magazine dubbed them a "country Beatles,” while The Washington Post said, "Given the jaw-dropping quality of the disc, three decades almost seems a reasonable wait."  This will be a special acoustic performance showcasing the talents of what each member–cosmic cowboy Gilmore, rocker Ely, and song crafter Hancock–bring to the group. The end result is a sort of apotheosis of Texas music, a relaxed, creative show in which anything can happen and probably will.


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