Music News:

Our Monday-Wednesday Skyy Patio sessions are BACK! Check out our line-up below and stay tuned for updates.

  • Monday, Aug. 3 – Some “People”
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4 – Derek Ramnarace + Kenny Leiser
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5 – Craig Baumann

Unless noted, all performances will take place from 6-9 p.m. Shows are weather-permitting, so cross your fingers for clear skies.


*Schedule subject to change

Some of our Regular Bands featured below!

Catfish Stephenson
Every Thursday Night – 9:00pm-12:00am

Catfish Stephenson is an American blues musician, living and working in Madison, WI. One of the city’s best established street musicians (he has played on State Street since 1968), he has performed widely across the Midwest, has toured the United States and Europe, and performed live on A Prarie Home Companion. Stephenson is best known for playing slide guitar on a National Steel Guitar. He has also influenced numerous younger musicians, including the Chicago-based guitarist, Joel Paterson, who met and played with Stephenson when the former was a teenager. Guitarist John Hasbrouck was mentored by Stephenson during the 1980s. Hasbrouck later dedicated his debut solo album, Ice Cream, to him. You can catch Catfish here every Thursday night.


Moonhouse is a five piece “folkadelic” group that plays every 2nd-4th (or 5th) Wednesday each month. Lead singer and songwriter, Blackhawk, knows how to set the mood. His music is remeniscent of his life’s journey – happy, sad, spiritual and true to his soul. His repertoire of albums include solo flute music, collaborative country, folk and bluegrass and original recordings.

Pat Ferguson

An original sound that blends Americana, bluegrass and folk, deeply influenced by his upper Mississipi River musical roots. Originally making waves as a founding member and lead guitarist for longtime midwest music scene staple, The Smokin’ Bandits, Pat Ferguson has emerged as a renowned and nationally reognized solo performer. He takes the stage here at The Up North the last Tuesday of every month, and he usually brings some friends. Check out his facebook page to learn more.