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.


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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson (Martyn Joseph supports)

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A virtuoso guitarist, Willy Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue including Dog Eared Dream (1994), which yielded the top 10 AAA single, “Angry Words.” He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Carmen Nickerson is an accomplished jazz, R&B, and rock vocalist from the Midwest; she has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A.

In their collaboration, the two artists compile candid snapshots of the human journey, exposing ideas such as hope, regret, love, loss, and connection that remain immutable against time, history, or place. Porter Nickerson embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking guitar style blends deftly with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.

Martyn Joseph Supports:

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris.

Tickets: $25


Earlier Event: October 6
Cactus Blossoms (Dusty Heart supports)
Later Event: October 9
Music Appreciation: Middleton Jazz


BOX OFFICE: 608 877-4400