Special Events

Free Post-concert Reception Opening Night

A free champagne and dessert reception will be held following the performance on Friday, June 14, in Promenade Lounge, to celebrate BDDS’s 28th season opener.

Pre-order Picnic Lunch Between Sunday Concerts at Hillside

Enjoy a picnic from Pasture and Plenty after the 2:30 PM concert or before the 6:30 PM concert in Spring Green for $18.  You can spread a blanket on the beautiful Hillside Theater grounds or eat in the Taliesin Architecture School Dining Room, which will be open exclusively to BDDS concert-goers. Choose from Green Goddess Chicken Salad, Market Veggie Quiche with Greens, or Hearty Greens and Grains with Seasonal Veggie Bowl (gf/vegan). Seasonal sweet treat and beverage included. See the BDDS order form or call BDDS at 608.255.9866.

Special Bayan Performance at the Arts & Literature Lab

Ever been to a bayan concert? It’s a Russian-style accordion that will be featured in Week 1 of the festival this summer. You can hear it played by BDDS artist Stas Venglevski in a special program with flutist Stephanie Jutt at the Arts & Literature Lab, 2021 Winnebago, on Wednesday, June 12, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Admission is free for donors at the Pyrotechnic level and $10 at the door for others. Refreshments will be available and attendance is limited to 50 guests. (CSArt Madison, a visual art show, also will be on view at the Arts & Literature Lab.)

Young Professionals Night

Join our board member Sarah Best (from Sarah Best Strategy) and other young professionals for a pre-concert drink at Fresco’s bar on Saturday, June 15, from 6:15 – 7:15pm. Sarah’s buying your first one! Then come together to the concert “Quadruple Axel” in The Playhouse, at Overture Center. (Fresco is at 227 State Street; concert starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets at  Email if you’re coming.