Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory

Crackle - Fire & Froth in the Gardens

Friday, September 30, 2016

7-10 p.m.

Rain or shine - Crackle will be held outdoors!

Don't forget your lawn chairs and come prepared with rain gear, just in case!

An additional 250 day-of-event tickets will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.

(Pre-event and day-of-event ticket purchases are non-refundable.)

Doors to the event will open at 6:45 p.m.

  • Bar area will be in the Atrium to provide extra coverage in the event of rain
  • Bolz Conservatory will be open (capacity 200 people at any time)
  • Live music and food vendors will be located under tents outdoors
  • Bonfires will be outdoors, but not under tents


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!

The People Brothers Band

One of the staples of Madison’s vibrant music scene, The People Brothers Band is an 8-piece Rhythm & Soul powerhouse and their only desire is to get you moving on the dance floor. They are the winners of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award in 2014 Soul/R&B Band of the Year and also won MAMA for Pop/R&B Album of the Year in 2015. They are a family whose love music and playing together shines brightly through each performance.

People Brothers Band

Teresa Marie - Vocals
Bobby G - Keys/Vocals
Tim Lochner - Guitar/Vocals
Scott Lochner - Bass
Drew Traverse - Trumpet
Greg Schmitt - Drums/Vocals

The People Brothers Band can be seen touring regionally in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan, heading out west to Colorado, and, of course, playing frequent hometown shows in Madison. In August of 2016, The People Brothers Band will introduce their own music and camping venue called Driftless Music Gardens located in Hillsboro, WI!


  • $20 members / $25 nonmembers
    • Pre-sale tickets are sold out!
      • Presale tickets guarantee admittance on the day of the event, not priority entrance
      • Pre-sale and day of event ticket purchasers will be admitted at the same time when doors open at 6:45 p.m.
    • Weather permitting, an additional 250 tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Must be 21 years old to attend
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs; no seating will be provided outdoors

GLEAM, Art in a New Light will be viewable for CRACKLE attendees only on Friday,
September 30.



Madison Block & Stone     Great Dane     TDS Telecom

MINI of Madison


media sponsor

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Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace


Tacos - $4 ea

Chipotle-Braised Beef Taco

Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Cactus Salsa Fresca, Sour Cream

Green Chile Chicken Taco

Green Chile Sauce, Queso, Lettuce, Roasted Poblano Cream, Pico De Gallo

Grilled Veggie Taco

Chipotle-Marinated Summer Squash and Zucchini, Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Ancho-Marinated Queso Fresco, Sour Cream, and Fried Carrots

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Can be Vegan

Hand-Made Tamales - $ 4 each

All Tamales are served with Shredded Lettuce, Salsa Verde, and Pico De Gallo

Smoked Chicken Tamales

Smoked Pork Tamales

Veggie Tamales

Market Street Diner



Spicy Chili - $5

Spicy Bean Chili (Vegetarian) - $5

Build your own brat - Wisconsin Pork/Beef Beer Brat - $7

Toppings choices:





Diced Red Onion 

Diced Tomatoes 

Pickled Jalapenos

Dill Pickle Chips 

BBQ Pulled Pork 

Caramel Popcorn 

Blue Cheese Crumbles Tossed in Buffalo Sauce 


Desserts - $4

Vanilla Raspberry Cupcake Cups

S’mores Kits

Beverages - $2

Hot chocolate

Hot Apple Cider

  • Food and beverage offered at an additional cost
  • Bar stations located in outdoor gardens
  • No carry-in food or beverages



Tex Tubs




GLEAM Opening Reception: August 26

GLEAM, Art in a New Light: September 1 - October 28

Member Movie Night: September 9

CRACKLE, Fire & Froth: September 30

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719