Band lineups are subject to change without notice. First band performs from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and second band from 8:00-9:30 p.m. with DJ performances from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August. The much-anticipated summer music series is a great way to get down and dance with your friends, coworkers, or family. The rooftop gets shaking as the sun sets against the iconic Wisconsin State Capitol with the breeze of the Lake Monona at your back while you dance. Feel free to bring a blanket, chair and picnic basket; seating on the rooftop is limited. Sorry, carry in alcohol is prohibited. Dane Dances! promotes inclusivity with a fun night of music and dancing to DJs and bands for all ages.
Food and cocktails are available for purchase at 5:00pm. Food by Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant, Lake Vista Cafe and LaTaguara.
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 2:00pm for new concert location. Rain Location for August 11 & 18, 2017 is MONONA TERRACE. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.
I love running into new and old friends and connecting on the dance floor where everyone is smiling. It is my favorite event in Madison.-Karin C.
I love Dane Dances! It is the perfect place to be on a summer night!-Debbie M.
I love this event! Every Friday in August I enjoy watching people dance with great smiles on their faces, face painting for kids and the best part, it's free. - Erika A.