Coffeehouse Style Music in the Folk Tradition
The Hog has lost one of it's founders, Bill Peden - 1952-2016 Read Obit
Our weekly folk concerts are a Madison tradition and have been for 35 years. They are held in the idyllic setting of an old church (now a community center) on Madison's near east side, just one block off of Willy Street. The smoke-free atmosphere is relaxed with dim lighting and candles on the tables with teas, natural juices and locally ground coffee available. Fresh baked goods, such as cookies, muffins or whatever the volunteer bakers made this week are also available.
The scheduled folk and acoustic talent is the finest in the area, the state and the nation, featuring many local performers along with regional and national acts that are traveling in the area. The open mike is a mix of local/traveling, amateur/pro, folk artists/songwriters and are always a surprise. Sign up at the door when you arrive if you would like to perform during the 15 minute open mike between sets.
Admission pays the rent. Performers are paid from the money the audience puts in our ceramic wild boar piggy bank, affectionately called Phillup the Pig (pronounced fill-up). Admission is typically $2 for members and $3 for non-members, higher for special events.
When are the concerts?
Concerts are held Fridays, usually starting at 8:00pm. Seating is limited, so plan to arrive ten to 15 minutes early. Check our calendar for concert details.
Where is the Coffeehouse?
Who are we?
What is Wild Hog in the Woods, Inc.?