Musician Booking

Musicians, please send booking requests to Kate at kate@fisherkingwinery.com

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Free Live Music Weekends!

Due to the crowd size and volume level during live music, we have decided not to offer our wine tasting "flight of 5" after 6:00 PM on Live Music nights. You are encouraged to enjoy full glasses or bottles of wine along with our cheese and sausage sampler platters and other edibles while you listen to the music. If you are visiting our winery for the first time and would like to sample our wines, we suggest arriving before the live music starts so that you may try the wine flight before the music starts. Beer and soda are also available for purchase.

Upcoming Performers

Mike Cahill

Friday, August 26, 6:30-8:30 PM


The Sound: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals.
The Source: Traditional, Contemporary and
Originals.
The Style: Folk, Blues, Country, Pop, and Bluegrass Gumbo!
Acoustic guitars and American troubadour music have been Mike’s passions since childhood. He now creates unique guitar and vocal arrangements covering a wide variety of musical styles. For the last 15 years he has been performing in the Madison area as a founding member of MUD Music. Now he returns to his roots – one guitar, one voice and a pocketful of recently-penned originals plus some old favorites from Woody to Neil; from Dylan to the Dead. All rolled into a nice slice of Americana pie!


Kelsey Miles Band

Friday, September 2, 6:30-8:30 PM


Have you heard of Kelsey Miles? She is one of Madison's newest songwriters. Her originals fuse country, blues, and rock with catchy melodies and unforgettable lyrics. Her biggest influences are Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Ann Wilson, Sheryl Crow, and Grace Potter. Her solo show will include a mix of some of your favorite classic rock, country, and blues songs and originals. Get ready to drink some wine, tap your feet, and relax this evening with Kelsey.
Ben Rosenwasser - bass


Dan Kennedy Trio

Saturday, September 3, 2:00-4:00 PM


Dan Kennedy is that guy in the corner who admittedly looks more like a banker than a rocker. Hmm, where do I know that banker from? Neither burdened by nor gifted with the gene for self-promotion, you might never guess that this unassuming guy’s career highlights include making his solo performance debut at the largest live music festival in the country and singing onstage with America and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Born in the Berkshires, raised in Boston, and transplanted to the frozen tundra at 17, he first picked up the guitar as a means of maintaining sanity during a stint in the Navy. A life-long affection for melody and harmony and a sensitive approach to accompaniment soon led to a string of supporting roles on the stage and in the studio for countless singer-songwriters. All the while, this “quintessential side man” was quietly finding his own voice as a singer and songwriter with his songs being covered by country-pop teen singers, punk rockers, and even a funk band.


Katie Burns

Saturday September 3, 6:30-8:30 PM


Katie Burns is an American singer/songwriter who currently lives in Mineral Point Wisconsin. Katie counts her hometown, Omaha Nebraska among her musical influences and Wisconsin as her home and inspiration. Katie Burns Band consists of Madison cellist, Eric Miller and Madison drummer Michael Sherry. Her sound is known to be ethereal and angelic.


Moxie

Friday, September 9, 6:30-8:30


Moxie is an energetic 3 piece acoustic guitar band that plays many of your classic/modern pop/rock/country favorites!!!

Marcia Reimer - Vocals
Mark Juris - Vocals/Guitar
Sean Reimer - Vocals/Guitar


Lucas Cates

Friday, September 16, 6:30-8:30 PM


The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB) is a nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. All four of their original albums are available at Itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Pandora.com. TLCB has opened up for acts such as Gabe Dixon, Night Ranger, The Gin Blossoms, and Marc Broussard, to name a few...

Greg Thornburg

Saturday, September 17, 6:30-8:30 PM


While the guitar was his first instrument, Greg Thornburg has spent most of his adult life as a drummer and percussionist. Those earliest influences never left him, however, and with the release of his new solo fingerstyle guitar CD "Kaleidoscope", he's rededicated himself to his original muse.

Greg's affinity for rhythms, bass lines, and distinctive harmonies is well represented in fingerstyle playing. He greatly admires players such as Andy McKee, Antione Dufour, Leo Kottke, and Wisconsin's own Willy Porter for their innovative approach to guitar playing. His performance features mostly original material, with a few arrangements mixed in. No longer shielded by drums, a soloist's stage is a fresh perspective, and a new way to connect with and entertain an audience.


Peter Kish

Friday, September 23, 6:00-8:45 PM


Local favorite Peter Kish Singer/ Songwriter returns to the tasting room "stage" to entertain you with his fun mix of original songs and cover tunes. 

Watch this video for more about Peter.


John Kostle

Friday, September 30, 6:30-8:30 PM


John Kostle plays the best of the '60s, '70s, and '80s classic rock and pop, with a tiny bit of country and blues thrown in. John describes his style as "singer-songwriter and folk covers and originals."


​Ken Curtis 
Friday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 PM


Ken E Curtis is a solo musician who blends passionate vocals with unique guitar stylings, creating a soulful, joyous musical experience. For more than 20 years, Ken has performed songs by popular artists from the Classic Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, and Country genres. Ken's singular interpretations of these artists makes the songs "his own" and brings audience members to remark, "He does it better than the original artist."


DuggHopper

Friday, October 14, 6:30-8:30 PM


John Duggleby, an award-winning Madison-area author of 11 books and hundreds of magazine articles, made his professional performing debut at age five at the Sunset Supper Club in Muscatine, Iowa, singing, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” after the piano man bribed him with a nickel. After a childhood hootenanny fling in a “baby Kingston Trio,” he grew up as a percussionist playing everything from orchestra tympani to garage band rock and roll. As an adult he learned guitar as a more benign living room alternative. He has labored in several under-appreciated folk, 60s rock, Cajun, bluegrass and world music ensembles, and these days plays over 100 gigs a year at venues ranging from coffeehouses to senior centers to festivals. 

As a songwriter, John realized a decades-long dream with the 2014 release of his album Better Late Than Never, which can be heard athttps://soundcloud.com/duggleby. His songs have been finalists in the Great American Song Contest and Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, and runner-up in the internationalwww.SongoftheYear.com competition.

Dave Hopper of Mineral Point picked up the guitar in 1965 and managed to not only stick with it to date, but remember a ton of Sixties songs-- despite the adage about people who grew up during that era. He went through various phases of folk, rock, and blues, adding electric bass in the 70s. Today he plays in many musical ensembles including not only DugHopper, but the acoustic trio Still Stummin’ and a four-piece rock cover band Better Daze.

Dave is also busy throughout southern Wisconsin as a sound engineer and owner of a home recording studio. His skill at running live sound and recording musicians is matched by his patience, which he exhibited admirably in co-producing John’s album. 


Mike Wolkomir

Friday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 PM


Mike Wolkomir is a Driftless Area singer and songwriter who has lived in the hills south of Barneveld since he retired from medical teaching in 2004. He has played upright string bass since 1963, but accidentally discovered the Autoharp 10 years ago, and "it changed my life". Michael performs regularly at venues is Southern Wisconsin, and is a regular on the Kickapoo Barndance radio show on WDRT in Viroqua. The beautiful modern single key Autoharps mike plays will change your idea of the Autoharp for ever.

Michael performs his own songs, classic and modern instrumental and vocal composition from four centuries of folk music. His album “Bright Prairie Dreams" was released on CD in September. Join us for an evening of solo folk performance you will never forget.


Teddy Davenport

Friday, October 22, 6:30-8:30 PM


Teddy’s bio: I was born and raised in Madison WI. When I was a kid I was introduced to old time country. I think that's where my strong American roots originate from. As I got older I discovered a lot of musicians in different genres that have influenced my sound. Everyone has a story to tell, I like to tell mine in a song.


Lucas Cates
Friday, October 28, 6:30-8:30 PM


The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB) is a nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. All four of their original albums are available at Itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Pandora.com. TLCB has opened up for acts such as Gabe Dixon, Night Ranger, The Gin Blossoms, and Marc Broussard, to name a few...


**NOTE** Due to the crowd size during live music, we do not offer our "flight of 5" wine tasting from 6-9pm on live music nights. We DO offer glasses or bottles of wine, bottles of beer, bottles of soda, cheese & sausage sampler platters, baguettes, and chocolates. So please come and enjoy!


Even more live music events can be found on our Facebook page HERE!​