Concerts on the Square move to Tuesdays

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concerts on the Square move to Tuesdays at 6 PM in 2020. Madison's perennial summer staple, Concerts on the Square will be back for six weekly performances, July 28 – September 1. To keep up-to-date with performance schedules, sign up for email updates or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The New Tuesday Schedule

3 PM
Unattended blankets may be placed on the lawn at 3 PM. Blankets placed before 3 PM must be occupied at all times. Any unattended blankets will be folded and placed by the nearest tree.

4 PM
Food and Beverage Booths open. Kids Zone opens.

6 PM
Concert begins.


We have lined up top local vendors to suit every taste! And as always, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra has a beverage tent serving beer from New Glarus Brewing, wine from Wollersheim Winery, Pepsi products, and bottled water. All proceeds benefit Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Concerts on the Square.

WCO COS Beverage Booth Volunteers


Seating is available on the Capitol lawn. For older adults or individuals with special needs, limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis along South Pinckney Street and Main Street sidewalk areas.

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The use of plastic tarps, rocks and/or stakes is prohibited by the State Capitol. Only low-height chairs (6" or less) with tubular, U-shaped legs may be used on the Capitol lawn. All other chairs must be placed on the pavement between the sidewalk and the street.


• Blankets placed before 3 PM will be removed unless someone is occupying the blanket the entire time
• Do not dump alcohol on the lawn; it kills the grass
• No rocks, bricks, stakes, or tarps on the Capitol lawn
• Use only low-height chairs (6” or less) on the lawn, with tubular, “U”-shaped legs
• No tables with standard legs
• No pets


The Information Booth is located near the King Street corner on South Pinckney Street. Receive First Aid, check lost & found, or get program information.


Talking. For the enjoyment of others around you, please refrain from talking while the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is performing.

Recording. In compliance with copyright laws and contractual arrangements with artists, audio and video recording of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra performances are prohibited.

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