March 19, 2023 — 5:00 PM
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
Tables Single Tickets

Concerts on the Square 40th Anniversary Gala

To celebrate the 40th Season of Concerts on the Square, the WCO presents Concerts & Cuisine on March 19th, 5:00 PM at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Featuring 25 chefs, brewers, vintners, and distillers competing for best signature dish or drink, attendees can expect to experience a "full" evening of everything we love about Concerts on the Square – the ambiance, the atmosphere, and the community that had made this tradition what it is today.

We invite you to attend by sponsoring table or a buying single tickets! Single tickets are $125 per person.

A special thank you to Gala co-chairs Susan and Jonathan Lipp!

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Attendees at Concerts on the Square, 1987

"The feeling that all are welcome to experience a genre of music that may typically be less accessible to some is wonderful."


Executive Chef Evan Dannells | Cadre
Owner Luis Dompablo | Caracas Arepas & Caracas Empanadas
Executive Chef Benjamin Serum | DelecTable
Executive Chef Mary Kastman | Driftless Café
Executive Chef Dan Fox | Heritage Tavern
Executive Chef Ken Yang | Imperial Garden
Distillers Joe and Liz Henry | J. Henry & Sons
Executive Chef Juan Umana | Jardin
Executive Chef Roberto Negron | Double Cut Steak House
Executive Chef Tory Miller | L'Etoile & Graze
Executive Chef Sami Fgaier | Le Personal Chef
Executive Chef Dave Heide | Little John's & Ollie's
Chef and Owner Kristy Heine | Marigold Kitchen
Merchant & Lucille
Executive Chef Justin Jiang | Nani
Executive Chef Scott Harrell | RARE Steakhouse
Executive Chef Juan Montes | Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Master Chef Joe Perkins + Executive Chef Lauren Cahillane | SASS
John Mleziva, Founder & Distiller + Michael McDonald, Bar Manager & Spirits Ambassador | State Line Distillery
Executive Chef Kevin Kuo | Tavernakaya
Brewmaster Kirby Nelson | Wisconsin Brewing Company
Vintner Philippe Coquard | Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
Executive Chef Romain Coquard | Wollersheim Bistro

40 Years, No Rests
Building the Community Beat

Forty years of meaningful music. Pleasant Rowland founded it, Madison embraced it, and the attendees, supporters, and sponsors continued it. Each summer, Madisonians have been reveling in live music through Concerts on the Square – coming as they are – experiencing live classical music in a unique atmosphere. Each concert and season is made up of not only the music, but all of the individual elements that come together, allowing for an authentic experience that can never be replicated. It doesn’t matter if you know classical music or not, Concerts on the Square is place where everyone is welcome to engage in the art of the orchestra.



Contact Elliott Valentine at [email protected] or 608.257.0638 x105.


Jun & Sandy Lee
Tom Neujahr & Julie Underwood
Susan & Jonathan Lipp
Diane Ballweg
Alexander Company
Jon Anderson, Joe Diedrich, Di Huibregtse
Newcomb Construction
Boardman & Clark
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
Alan Fish & Susan Goodwin