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Group of Friends Relaxing in the ConservatoryThe Canopy Sessions

in the Bolz Conservatory

New at the Gardens!

2021 LIVE STREAM Performances

In-Person Tickets Now Available!

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison’s most unique venues. The 2021 Canopy Sessions will be live-streamed from the Bolz Conservatory so you can get down right groovy in the comfort of your own home.

For the April Canopy Sessions we are excited to offer a limited number of tickets to attend the performances in-person. The audience is required to wear face masks and social distance. Get tickets to attend The Canopy Sessions in-person HERE.

The Canopy Sessions will continue to be live streamed on Olbrich Gardens' Facebook.


Friday, April 23

7-8:30 p.m.


Wurk is a 6-piece funk-fusion group that formed in Madison, WI in 2016.  Inspired by Snarky Puppy, Umphrey’s McGee, Herbie Hancock, and many others; their innovative original songs and ambitious interpretations of popular covers offer an impressive multi-genre exploration of funk, jazz fusion, prog rock, reggae, and more. Described by Isthmus Magazine as “summer-jam-perfect”, their sound seeks to employ a musically educated tone; Wurk fills the gap between complexity and groove, impressing fans and keeping them dancing all night. The Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards recognized their rapid ascent to stardom in 2018 with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award; then only six months later Wurk won five more awards including the coveted 2019 MAMA Artist of the Year Award. 



Past Canopy Sessions

Friday, February 5

7-8 p.m.

Red Rose

Red Rose is a four piece Live Looping Instrumental Trip-Hop, House, and Funk group from Madison, WI. The band was started by producer and keyboardist Captain Smooth, with Kyle Wege on Bass, James Killian on Guitar and Eric Wermedal on Drums.  

 Red Rose Band

Friday, March 5

7-8 p.m.

Canopy Sessions livestreamed on Olbrich Gardens' Facebook.


WheelHouse Americana/Bluegrass and Red Dirt Country band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. This award-winning band features three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass.

WheelHouse blends several genres rarely heard from string bands. After 8 years as a staple in the Midwest music scene, WheelHouse has garnered many awards from their home state, including Best of Madison, and Madfaves (country/bluegrass) for the past 3 years, Summerfest Emerging Artist winner (2017,) and several Madison Area Music Awards. WheelHouse also owns their own brand of whiskey appropriately named WheelHouse Whiskey, which can be found throughout Wisconsin.

 Wheelhouse Band


Friday, March 19

7-8 p.m.

Natty Nation

Natty Nation is on a life's mission to uplift as many people as possible, spreading light and positive messages through their critically acclaimed hard roots rock reggae. A collective of spiritual warriors creating an exciting, engaging and enlightening music experience. To date, they have issued five studio albums and a string of live albums. In October of 2019 they were inducted into the Madison Area Music Association's Hall of Fame, having accomplished 31 MAMA awards including Artist of the year, Best Ensemble Vocals, Best World Album, Best World Performer of the Year for nine years running. Awarded a WAMI Award for Best World Artist (Wisconsin Area Music Industry).

Natty Nation

Friday, April 2

7-8 p.m.

Anthony Deutsch

Anthony Deutsch is a Milwaukee-based pianist, vocalist and composer. For nearly two decades, his musical journey has been largely informed by an unwavering thirst for truth and self-expression. Embodying both the light and darkness of the human experience, Deutsch aims to invoke a timeless presence. Improvisation is at the heart of his artistry.  "Father Sky" is his original music project - heart-song music for the investigative human being.



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