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Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 11, 2015, 7:30pm

Location: UW-Madison Music Hall

Posted March 2015

Get ready for Earth Day at the fourth annual Loving of the Land concert featuring Graminy, a “class-grass” ensemble from Madison, Wisconsin bringing together classical and grassroots musical traditions.

Graminy will be joined by special guests MadFiddle and Highway 151. MadFiddle is a youth violin ensemble that explores fiddle music from around the world. The group, which is comprised of students ages 7-16, will be backed by Highway 151, featuring some of Madison’s bluegrass veterans.

The Loving of the Land concert is a benefit to fund student scholarships for research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. To learn more about this scholarship program and the student researchers supported by this concert, visit the CIAS website.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, from the CIAS office (, 608-262-8018) or at the door. We can only accept cash or checks at the CIAS office and at the door. Credit card purchases can be made through Brown Paper Tickets.

This event is co-sponsored by WORT 89.9 FM, F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Wisconsin Farmers Union and Edible Madison.

Visit the Loving of the Land Facebook page