The 42nd Annual Willy Street Fair

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 2:00 to 10:00
Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 11:00 to 7:00

Benefitting the work of Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Common Wealth Development.

Raffle drawing: Sunday, September 15 at 6:30 pm, Third Lake Market lot, 944 Williamson Street in Madison. For a complete listing of 2019 raffle prizes, click here. Purchase tickets at Common Wealth Development, 1501 Williamson St. between 9:00 and 5:00 M-F or at our booth at the Willy Street Fair.

Willy Street Fair Parade: Sunday, September 15th at 11:00 am from Prism.

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2019 Line-Up



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2-10 PM: 900 & 1000 Blocks of Willy Street


Saturday Madison World Music Festival Stage (Prism Dance Club lot):

2:15 | Samba Novistas, Brazil/Madison

4:15 | Toko Telo, Madagascar

6:15 | Les Filles de Illighadad, Niger Tuareg

8:15 | Nohe & Sus Santos, Honduras/US

Presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater


Saturday Paterson Street Stage:

12:30 | Down 2 Hearse

1:45 | Tone Madison & Half-Stack DJs

3 | KASE

4:15 | Caryatides

5:30 | Dash Hounds


Saturday Folk Stage (moving to the corner of Ingersoll and Willy Streets this year!):

2 | Tom Kastle

3:30 | Lou & Peter Berryman

5 | Brother Rye

Produced by the Madison Folk Music Society


Saturday Willy Street Beats (Heartland Credit Union lot):

4 | DJ Amos

5 | Amy Pickett

6:30 | Lauren Flax



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 11 AM-7 PM: 800, 900 & 1000 Block of Williamson Street

Sunday Main Stage (Prism Dance Club parking lot):

1 | Kelsey Miles

2:30| Valerie B. & the Boyz

4 | Primitive Culture Band

5:45 | The Jimmys with the Cash Box Kings featuring Billy Flynn, Joe Nosek and Oscar Wilson.


Sunday WORT FM Underground Stage (Corner of Livingston & Willy Streets):

NOON | Solid Freex

1:10 | DDC

2:20 | Tippy

3:30 | The Earthlings

4:40 | Proud Parents

5:50 | The Toxenes


Sunday Folk Stage (Corner of Ingersoll and Willy Streets):

Noon | Yid Vicious Klezmer Ensemble

2:00 | Ruth B8r Ginsburg

3:00 | Songs of John Prine (Jeff Berkhart, Kaia Fowler, Jeff Holcomb)

5:00 | Zachary Scot Johnson

Produced by the Madison Folk Music Society


Sunday Kids Stage (Heartland Credit Union lot):

12 | James The Magician

1 | Fox and Branch

2 | DanzTrad

3 | Little Miss Ann

4-6 | MADISON MUSIC FOUNDRY presents The Blue Dyes, The Sandblasters, Shakeout and SLAG 

6:30 | Raffle Drawing!

Presented by Lauer Realty Group


Sunday Paterson Street Stage:

12:30 | 90sdreamboy

1:45 | Tone Madison and Half-Stack DJs

3 | Telechrome

4:15 | Labrador. The band.

5:30 | Teenage Moods 


Presented by The Green Barn Door. Please note, LINE-UP BELOW is the 2018 line-up for reference.

Saturday, September 15  |  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 900/1000 block of Williamson Street


Madison World Music Festival presents:

2:00              Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars  (Mali/Madison)

4:00              Aynur (Turkey)

5:45              La Misa Negra (Latin America)

7:45              Gili Yalo  (Isreal/Ethiopia)



Madison Sourdough presents:

2:00              Robert J

3:30              Josh Harty and Blake Thomas

5:00              Peter & Lou Berryman

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society



MadCat Pet Supply presents:

4:00              Berndt (Twin Cities)

6:00              Byron The Aquarius (San Francisco)

8:00              Jon Hester (Berlin)

Produced by: Madison Music Review, Foshizzle Family, & Prognition Productions


Sunday, September 16  |  11:00 am to 7:00 pm
800, 900 and 1000 blocks of Williamson Street

Willy Street Fair parade starts at 11:00 am at Plan B. Line up along Willy Street to see! Sponsored by Heartland Credit Union & GWABA



1:00              Get Back Wisconsin

2:30              WheelHouse

4:00              Safety Squad

5:45              The Kissers

Sponsored by:  MG & E, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Plan B, and the Willy Street Co-op.



Madison Sourdough presents:

12:00           Common Chord

2:00             Kendra Swanson

3:30             Ken Lonnquist

5:00             The North Code

Produced by: Madison Folk Music Society


Presented by: Tone Madison

Noon            Yid Vicious

1:00              Scottish and English Folk Dancing

2:30              Saint Saunter

4:00              Cap Alan

5:00              Cop Circles

6:00              His & Her Vanities



Coming soon!



Noon           Gender Confetti

1:10              Straka & Sphynx

2:20              Bird’s Eye

3:30              Los Meskales

4:40              The Grovelers (Milwaukee)

5:50              The Bad Companions (Minneapolis)


The Willy Street Fair is sponsored by: Aprilaire, Chocolate Shoppe, CMI Management LLC, Dane County Airport, GWABA, Heartland Credit Union, Just Coffee, Lakepoint Realty, Lauer Realty Group, Mad Cat Pet Supplies, Madison Folk Music Society, Madison Sourdough, Madison World Music Festival, MG&E, Mother Fool’s, Pines Bach LLC, Plan B, RP’s Pasta, Union Cab, Waunakee Remodeling, Wegner CPAs, Willy Street Co-op, and Wisconsin Union Theater. THANK YOU!

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Watch videos from the 2016 Willy Street Fair Parade!
“There is something marvelous and dreamlike about the Willy Street Fair— for the make-believe seems real.”Isthmus
“A hip dose of Madison.”Chicago Tribune
“Children…traipse about happy, in an environment of camaraderie and splendor, removed from the digital grind of video games and the judgment of schoolyard bullies. They can be who they want to be and indulge in the imagination.”Isthmus

Did you know?

The Willy Street Fair generates tens of thousands of dollars to support programming at Common Wealth and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.

Contact us

To learn more about the Willy Street Fair and how it helps fund our programs, please email