Welcome to Grace Presents

Free, Monthly Concerts on the Capitol Square

Due to the current statewide “safer at home” order, our April 18 and May 2 concerts have been postponed. We are tracking developments on the COVID-19 situation, and plan to resume live concerts when it is deemed safe to do so.


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.

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.

Previous Concerts

Chris Rottmayer Jazz Trio – February 17, 12-1PM


pc: Kenn JeSchonek

Winter Strings Chamber Music – January 25, 12-1PM


UW-Madison Russian Folk Orchestra – December 14, 12-1PM


Pianist and Composer Brianna Ware and Friends – November 16. 12-1PM


The Honey Pies – Saturday, October 26. 12-1PM


Soprano Sarah Brailey and the UW Cello Ensemble – Saturday, September 21. 12-1PM

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Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra –  Saturday, August 3. 12-1PM

MAYCO 2018 - full orchestra photo

Mal-O-Dua –  Saturday, July 13. 12-1PM

MalODua Farmgirl Photography

ANCORA STRING QUARTET – Saturday, June 15. 12-1PM


MT ZION GOSPEL CHOIR – Saturday, May 11. 12-1PM


Angela Puerta – Saturday, April 13. 12-1PM

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Mark Brampton Smith – Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 12-1PM

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UW-Stout Choirs – March 24, 2019

UW-Stout Choirs

Ritt and Wilder Deitz – February 23, 2019

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UW Russian Folk Orchestra – December 15, 2018

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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:


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