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Crackle - Fire & Froth in the Gardens

THANK YOU, to everyone who supported the Gardens by attending Olbrich’s fifth CRACKLE, Fire & Froth fundraiser!

Save the Date! Friday, September 25, 2015


CRACKLE: Fire & FrothEvent Details

Be inspired by the beauty of a crisp fall evening in Olbrich's outdoor gardens! Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to live music, savor a variety of tasty foods from local Food Fight restaurants, and sip frothy Wisconsin brews!

  • $20 members / $25 nonmembers (+service fees)
  • Food and beverage offered at an additional cost
  • Cash only bar stations - ATM in Olbrich's Lobby
  • No carry-in food or beverages
  • Must be 21 years old to attend
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs; no seating will be provided outdoors

food & beverages

A special thanks to Market Street Diner and Tex Tubb's Taco Palace for providing tasty cuisine during the 2014 event!



2014 headliner: WheelHouse

Made up of members of The Mighty Short Bus and The Lucas Cates Band, WheelHouse is a stripped down, Americana powerhouse. Three part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythms define the sound of Madison’s newest supergroup. The dynamic music ranges from the more cosmopolitan sounds of Motown and Austin, to the down home bluegrass of the Appalachian hills. WheelHouse delivers both original music that is garnering national record label interest, and covers that will keep you entertained all night long.


Wheelhouse band members



Tex Tubs



THANK YOU to our 2014 sponsors

Madison Block & Stone     The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co.     Mini of Madison

TDS Telecom         


2014 media sponsor

105.5 Triple M


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Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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