July 4th Weekend on the Terrace: Don’t miss it!

Wow! To celebrate our country’s 234th year of independence, your friends at WUD Music have put together a(D)AWESOME weekend of music. Be sure to come out in your stars and stripes for these amazing days of music, fun, and freedom.

Thursday:

Earl Greyhound w/ Soul Shaker

“Shaking the holy ghosts of rock ’n’ roll for all they’re worth, photogenic power trio Earl Greyhound—made up of lanky frontman Matt Whyte, bass goddess Kamara Thomas, and Popeye-armed drummer Ricc Sheridan—made plenty of noise with its 2006 debut, Soft Targets. Greyhound’s sound pays homage to the guitar heroes of yesteryear, but while the song remains the same, the group’s energy and forceful strut are all its own. At its best, Earl Greyhound comes across like a grungy amalgam of The Guess Who and Shudder To Think. The group’s new release, Suspicious Package, keeps on trucking with more polished maximum R&B like “Oye Vaya.”- AV Club

Opening the show will be Madison blues-rockers Soul Shaker

Show starts at 9:30

Friday:

Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Louisiana native Rosie Ledet will be bringing her zydeco flavor to the Terrace on Friday night. Be prepared for TWO awesome sets of authentic creole tunes that will be sure to get you on your feet!

Come out early and stay late! Show starts at 9:30pm

Saturday:

Justin Townes Earle (11p) w/ Dawes (10p)

Rhythm and Booms!!: 9-10p

The Nod: 745-9p

UW Chemistry Department Fireworks Display: 6-730p

The above schedule is approximate.

Saturday night will be an epic one on the Terrace, and you don’t want to miss it. Not only will there be fireworks, but there will also be chemistry, music and more music!! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

Anyways. To start the night off we will have the charming folks of the UW Chemistry Department putting together a demonstration about fireworks! Joining them will be a portion of the UW Big Band! This is sure to be educational, entertaining and SO much fun! Bring the whole family!

Next up we have Madison native’s The Nod tearin’ up the stage with an early show.  Come check out some local jams and grab a good spot for the fireworks!

Next, you’ll have a great view of the famed Rhythm and Booms and the music will be broadcast on Terrace!

Wait! That’s not all!  To close out the night we have Justin Townes Earle. The son of Steve Earle, this Nashville native has released three acclaimed albums and has been impressing audiences with his live performances across the country.

Opening for Earle will be Dawes, returning to Madison after their packed show in the Rathskeller this February.

See you there!

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