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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Hot Rize

Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world with their fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music ever since their formation in 1978. Named after the secret ingredient in Martha White flour (a longterm sponsor of bluegrass music), the band's unique and progressive style of bluegrass, powerful original songs, tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing, and dynamic stage show quickly made them stars on the major festival circuit and far beyond. In 1990 Hot Rize was named Entertainer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the first such award ever given out by the organization. They picked up a Grammy nomination the next year, also winning IBMA Song of the Year. From 1978 to 1998, Hot Rize was Tim O'Brien, Pete Wernick, Charles Sawtelle, and Nick Forster. Starting in 2002, three years after Charles' death in 1999, Tim, Pete and Nick re-formed the band, adding Bryan Sutton on guitar. "Tighter than bark on a tree, Hot Rize tears it up and pleases the crowd. Totally impressive." Billboard magazine

Tickets $40


Earlier Event: May 4
Lou & Peter Berryman


BOX OFFICE: 608 877-4400