In the last week since officially announcing the festival, things have been sort of crazy. First of all, the response to the festival has been exciting. We’ve gotten lots of great ideas and feedback on where we are and where we should go. Thanks to those of you who have started following and sharing our updates on facebook! We also have a twitter account (for updating you on artist start times), an an official mailing list.
Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the Lost City Music Festival 2012 now has an official sponsor! Murfie, a unique new music market built in the heart of Madison, has generously offered to help cover our costs and partner with us in this endeavor. More importantly, Murfie is dedicated to helping us give back to the community. Though we were avoiding a sponsor initially, Murfie is really interested in working toward making this festival a success – we really appreciate their earnest enthusiasm. Expect more information on this partnership, but for now, expect to see plenty of Murfie folks volunteering at the festival. Check them out on facebook, and their website.
Now, without further ado, check out the venues at this year’s Lost City Music Festival!
The following venues are confirmed for the Lost City Music Festival 2012. Exact show dates and times are subject to change. Check back for more venues in the near future.
The Project Lodge (ALL AGES)
817 E. Johnson St.
The Project Lodge is an intimate DIY venue and art space. Founded in 2008, their mission is to “to attract inspired minds to participate in an ongoing dialogue in a common space.” In addition to three showcases, The Project Lodge will house an art gallery, free seminars, film showings and masterclasses.
High Noon Saloon (21+)
701 A E. Washington Ave.
Founded in 2004 by Cathy Dethmers, former owner of Madison’s revered O’Cayz Corral, High Noon Saloon is one of Madison’s favorite venues. It features shows seven days a week, with a wide selection of beverage choices, plus Glass Nickel Pizza by the slice. (Above photo by Patrick DePula.)
Dragonfly Lounge (21+)
401 E. Washington Ave.
Located directly below the beautiful Bellini Italian Restaurant (an old church building constructed in 1897), the Dragonfly Lounge has quickly become the most talked-about new venue in town. Delicious up-scale Italian food upstairs, rock and roll downstairs. Read about our relationship with the Dragonfly Lounge here.
Good Style Shop (ALL AGES)
402 E. Washington Ave.
With the motto “Fashion For Fringe Folk,” the Good Style Shop (est. 2009) is Madison’s only curated vintage clothing and records store. The shop was previously owned by Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis (of Peaking Lights), and the current owner, Peter Benck, is keeping it alive with the help of some keen-eyed buyers. Space at the Good Style Shop is extremely limited, so show up early for our experimental showcase this year.
Full of Bull Roast Beef (ALL AGES)
605 E. Washington Ave.
Full of Bull Famous Roast Beef is a restaurant and a meeting spot, and now, the world’s first roast beef sandwich shop serving double duty as a festival venue! Their menu includes, slow roasted beef, turkey and pork, fresh vibrant salads, giant jacket potatoes topped with just about anything you can imagine and a selection of all natural frozen custards that are sure to please even the fiercest appetite.
The Rigby Pub & Grill (21+)
119 E. Main St.
The Rigby is a new retro-rock inspired pub and grill taking up three levels on Madison’s East Main Street. They host open mics, DJs, private events and movie nights in their underground Cavern Club. Word around town is that their homemade food is to die for.