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American Players Theatre

This hilltop theater in Spring Green, Wisconsin–40 miles west of Madison and a stone’s throw from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and House on the Rock–presents five classic plays under the stars each season. As usual the lineup is heavy on the Bard, with Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, and Timon of Athens […]

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Summer Beer Festival

Don’t have a ticket to Madison’s sold-out Great Taste of the Midwest? Head east to Ypsilanti instead. The Michigan Brewers Guild throws two beer fests a year in Ann Arbor’s grubbier sister city, one in winter and one in summer; this year’s July festival will feature more than 120 beers from 30 or so Michigan […]

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Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering

The 35th annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering promises a jam-packed weekend of bluegrass, folk, gospel, and down-home country music. Highlights include Portland, Oregon, “supergroup” the Foghorn Stringband and punk refugees the Forge Mountain Diggers. It kicks off Friday night with a set by the Kountry Kernals, a group of local performers–some of whom have played at […]