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FARM Conference

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Grand Rapids, MI

Playing a DJ Showcase with WPR Simply Folk's Dan Robinson, and networking with the midwest folk music scene. Come say hi. :)


Long Mama with Kendra Swanson

The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee, WI

KENDRA SWANSON is an independent folk music performer and songwriter. With strong, expressive vocals and energetic instrumentation, she applies a timeless sound to original compositions written from (and about) the American heartland. It has been described as "soulful," "homey," "sincere," and "heartfelt," delivered with a passionate voice that cuts through the loudest of bars (and the hardest of hearts).


LONG MAMA will take you on a honeymoon to the Badlands and leave you there with no map. Long Mama will carry you across the backwaters of broken minds and untamable hearts. Long Mama will tuck you in under high plains stars while she drinks all of your bad rosé. Milwaukee singer-songwriter Kat Wodtke leads a powerful cast including Andrew Koenig (guitar), Nick Lang (percussion), Gavin Hardy (bass), and Eva Nimmer (vocals) on this western journey of wide open spaces and tight spots, each song shimmering with honesty, heart, and grit.


21+ / $7 door charge. Featured cocktails and drink specials.


The Well Pennies with Kendra Swanson

Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville, WI

FREE tickets here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2xQO1Pw&h=ATNQYjXWctXi6ZaK-F730kYVhDUKxGyAVKpPoL_rFX-42dgoIPTP8VBWVl7mDWlFSkK5e2k8tnLRupVPQug21DKWR0TqU5MSYGDTI1BgYSWzgcU7Yis5aQ&s=1 Turning 50 has got us feeling ready to boogie! So in celebration of Riveredge Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we’re throwing a FREE two-part concert series, starting with a very special performance by The Well Pennies on August 9. This husband and wife folk duo has been blowing up nationally, with their incredible harmonies and lush arrangements receiving critical acclaim and lots of new fans. Come experience The Well Pennies magic all while surrounded by the magic of Riveredge's 379 acres of wild Wisconsin! You also won't want to miss the concert opener, Kendra Swanson. Not only is Kendra an incredible environmental educator here at Riveredge, she's also an incredible musician with a voice and musical style you won't soon forget!


Parks & Trails Unite Festival

Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park

I'm playing at 10:30 pm as a part of this larger event:

Help us celebrate our amazing parks and trails at an event designed to bring us ALL together!

Dane County Parks is teaming up with United Madison to host a one of a kind Parks & Trails Unite Festival. This will be a free community event will encourage unity, give us the opportunity to lift each other up to better understand and learn from each other, and celebrate our amazing parks and trails and the community connections that they provide.

The Festival will take place in BOTH Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park, that includes the new Lower Yahara River Trail and it’s mile-long boardwalk bridge that connects the two parks and provides an off-road trail connection between Madison and McFarland that didn’t previously exist.

This free festival will include live music, food carts, motivational speakers, educational and cultural displays, live demonstrations, local TV and media personalities, activity stations for adults and kids, pontoon rides, a biergarten, and other activities, too numerous to list.

The funds raised will be stretched far and wide to benefit our community in a way never done before. A majority of the proceeds will help build capacity of Dane County volunteers and the sixteen friends groups that support individual county parks. The work that these individuals do for the betterment of Dane County Parks and our communities is essential. Last year the parks had over 3,500 volunteers that put in an unbelievable 66,880 hours. That equates to well over a million dollars in labor. A portion of the proceeds donated by event sponsors will benefit local nonprofit partners as well as supporting United Madison in their effort to support a unified, thriving community for EVERYONE .

We hope you will join us at this festival to celebrate and support the parks and trails you love and help lift up and unite our community!

Stay tuned for more details about this event! http://danecountyparks.com/unite-festival


Kendra, with Eric Miller and Katie Burns

Bos Meadery, Madison, WI

Sharing an evening of music with fellow songwriter, Katie Burns. We will both be collaborating with the legendary strings of Madison's own Eric Miller.