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PHOTOS: Madison is alive with the sounds of music
PHOTOS: Madison is alive with the sounds of music

PHOTOS: Madison is alive with the sounds of music

Musicians across Madison filled the city with sound on Monday, June 21. Make Music Madison returned after more than a year of cancellations and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event featured over 300 performances, which took place in backyards, coffee shops, VFW posts, garages and sidewalks across the city.

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Dave Geiger, Kirk Elliott and Stan Pronold of the band Gold Rust perform a show in a garage on Olin Avenue as part of the Make Music Madison festival on Monday.

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Charlie the dog makes the rounds and greets guests between musical performances in his backyard on Dawes Street.

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Eleanor Mayerfeld and her dad, Michael Mayerfeld Bell, perform a show at Lisa Link Peace Park.

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Stan Pronold of the band Gold Rust plays the bass during a show in a garage on Olin Avenue.

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People relax on the lawn of Lisa Link Peace Park during a performance by Eleanor Mayerfeld and Michael Mayerfeld Bell.

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Charlie the dog acts as the door “man” as members of the band Pearl Handle arrive to perform a show in a backyard on Dawes Street.

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Guests of all ages sit on the lawn of Unity of Madison Church to listen to a harp performance by Matt DeBlass.

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Patrick Soukup takes pictures on an iPad of the band Essensual BeatZ, which performed a show in his next-door neighbors’ backyard on Dawes Street.

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Eleanor Mayerfeld and her dad, Michael Mayerfeld Bell, perform a show at Lisa Link Peace Park.

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An audience gathers in the driveway and lawn of a home on Olin Avenue in Madison for a performance by the band Gold Rust.

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The band Gold Rust performs a show in a garage on Olin Avenue.

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Stan Pronold, Kirk Elliott and Dave Geiger of the band Gold Rust perform a show in Elliott's garage on Olin Avenue.

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Casper Siranni, 5, eats dinner while his brother, Rudy Siranni (who claims he is age two and five quarters), relocates himself to get a better view of harpist Matt DeBlass. DeBlass performed on the lawn of Unity of Madison Church for the Make Music Madison festival.

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Kirk Elliott, Dave Geiger and Stan Pronold of the band Gold Rust perform a show in Elliott's garage on Olin Avenue.

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Kirk Elliott and Dave Geiger of the band Gold Rust perform a show in Elliott's garage on Olin Avenue.

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Mark Elson and Virginia Rose of the band Essensual BeatZ perform a show in a backyard on Dawes Street.

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A setlist is tucked into the drum of Kirk Elliott, of the band Gold Rust, as they perform a show.

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Members of the band Pearl Handle arrive to perform a show in a backyard on Dawes Street as part of the Make Music Madison festival on Monday.

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Matt DeBlass plays his harp for people outside of Unity of Madison Church in Madison.

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Neighbors watch a performance by Brian Daly over a fence in their backyard on Dawes Street.

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