GRACE PRESENTS is a free monthly concert series that takes place in the historic Grace Episcopal Church on Madison’s Capitol Square. All concerts are at noon on Saturdays.

We feature a diverse range of music, including everything from classical and folk to jazz and bluegrass. Our performers include nationally-recognized musicians and exceptional young talent from Madison and beyond. At Grace Presents you can hear a critically acclaimed jazz pianist one month and a performance of early music by a talented group of students the next.

Concert-goers enjoy the sounds of Caravan on 11.17. Photo: Kenn JeSchonek

All GRACE PRESENTS concerts are free and open to all, but good-will offerings are gladly accepted, and form an important part of the program’s continued presence at the heart of downtown Madison.



UW Russian Folk Orchestra

Back by popular demand, Grace Presents is thrilled to welcome the phenomenal UW Russian Folk Orchestra for a return engagement.

In addition to musical offerings, we are excited to welcome the Haiti Project! Representatives will have a table in the back of the nave featuring Haitian coffees, chocolate, hand-made art and Christmas ornaments, and other gift items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Haiti Project, which serves to advance education, healthcare, and community building in Haiti.

Saturday, December 15. NOON.

Grace Presents 12.15.18

Handcrafted gifts, coffee, and more will be for sale at the December 15 concert to support the Haiti Project!


Stay tuned for announcements for our Spring 2019 musical offerings!

If you benefit from this ongoing series of free concerts and are in a position to give to Grace Presents, donation baskets can be found at the entryway on concert days. You may also contact Grace Presents Program Coordinator James Waldo at togracepresents@gmail.com to discuss giving options. Thank you for your support!


Previous Concerts

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble – Saturday, November 17, 2018

photo: Kenn JeSchonek
photo: Kenn JeSchonek

No Name String Band – Saturday, October 20th, 2018

photo: Kenn JeSchonek

Tales of the African Banjo – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Guild Hall was packed for our first ever cultural presentation. The African, Caribbean, and American roots of the banjo were shared in a presentation by Grace Presents Program Coordinator James Waldo in conjunction with our 9.15 and 10.20 concerts. photo: Kenn JeSchonek

Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars – Saturday, September 15, 2018

photo: Kenn JeSchonek

Richard Hildner and Louka Patenaude – Eclectic Guitar Duos –  Saturday, August 18, 2018


Brigham Young University-Idaho Orchestra – Friday, August 3, 2018


Tony Barba Jazz Trio – July 14, 2018

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Yid Vicious Klezmer Ensemble – June 16, 2018


WYSO Music Makers – May 12, 2018


Kellogg Community College Choir – May 17, 2018


Jackson Borges, organist – April 20, 2018


West Wind, Irish Traditional Music – March 17, 2018


Tangled Up In Blue – February 17, 2018


Vis-a-vis, viola and piano duo – January 13, 2018


The UW Russian Folk Orchestra – December 16, 2017
Echelon String Quartet – November 18, 2017
Contact James Waldo, Grace Presents Coordinator, for more information: