May 2018 Market Highlights

May 2018 Market Highlights

The May Market is THURSDAY, May 10th.

The Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The Market is presented by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison.

With more than 100 business participating in the first May Market, this event has grown significantly from the first year. The main market, with 80 vendors is located in the heart of the city where State Street meets Gilman Street and NEW THIS YEAR two smaller pop-up markets add to the fun.

The Top of State Street will feature a small selection of vendors from the Monroe Street Merchant Association, an Artist Meet & Greet with “Flamingo Wings” Artist Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli and local buskers.

The Bottom of State Street features an overflow of 20+ Madison Night Market Vendors, beats by DJ M. White and FREE graduation cap decorating at University Book Store. The first 50 attendees to attend this pop-up will receive a complimentary Madison Night Market tote.

THREE PLACES TO VISIT

The May Market has close to 100 vendors in 3 separate locations!

  1. Gilman Street from University to Henry Street with 80 vendors and live music.
  2. The Top of State Street (Capitol End) featuring Monroe Street Merchants Association members.
  3. The Bottom of State Street (Campus End) featuring more vendors, DJ M. White and FREE Totes for the first 50 attendees!

GET DOWNTOWN

SHOP SHOP SHOP

Many businesses are open late and have specials!
Here is a link to the list of business specials offered in May.
Here is the Map Link >>>

PLAN YOUR TIME

5pm – Top of State Pop-Up Market Opens
5pm – Bottom of State Pop-Up Market Opens
6pm – Madison NIght Market Opens!
6pm – Opening Band: Cooper Run
8pm – Headliner: Mama Digdowns Brass Band
9pm – Pop-Up Markets Close
11pm – Madison Night Market Closes

MUSIC at LISA LINK PEACE PARK

6pm
Cooper Run
https://www.cooperrunband.com/
Cooper Run is an independent alt-rock high school band from Madison playing a mix of covers and original music. They have great chemistry and unforgettable stage presence that entertains fans of all ages AND they won the Memorial High School Battle of the Bands.

8pm Headliner
Mama Digdowns Brass Band http://mamadigdown.com/
Voted Madison’s Favorite Jazz Band in 2015 Mama DigDowns Brass Band spreads the joy of New Orleans brass band music. Mama Digdown’s nods respectively to the tradition of New Orleans jazz, the street beat they play has earned them the reputation as on of the hottest and hardest hitting brass bands.

ART is EVERYWHERE

In addition to all our creative vendors, at the Top of State, Graphic Artist Daniella Echeverria from Honeybee Studio worked with the City’s Planning Division and Business Improvement District on a custom art wrap for the new Downtown Information Booth. Her design took inspiration from the urban form of downtown building footprints and is a vibrant interpretation of the Isthmus. The NEW visitor booth will be open until 9pm!

Also at the Top of State, artist Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli has created a playful mashup of Bascom Hill’s Pink Flamingos, Madison’s Official City bird, and the angel wing murals that are popping up on walls all over the world. In her pitch to MAC, the artist explained that by placing Pink Flamingo Wings on the side wall of the Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N Carroll St) she could create a fun homage to Madison’s official bird and the Pail & Shovel Party who infamously installed pink plastic flamingos on Bascom Hill on September 4, 1979. She stated, “It’s a free opportunity for people to have a unique memory-making art experience. I foresee families, students, people of all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds standing in front of the wings and taking a selfie photo and hopefully sharing it on social media.” Gabrielle will be at the night market in May!

#MNM

2018 Madison Night Market Dates

More Great Food & Shopping Downtown This Summer
Announcing the 2018 Madison Night Market Dates

DOWNTOWN MADISON, WI – After a successful launch last spring, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the return of the Madison Night Market for 2018!

Madison is famous for great shopping, amazing food and a talented art scene and now these three community assets come together for a unique urban experience. The 2nd Annual Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.

Held the 2nd Thursday of the month, more than 5,000 attendees made it out to each of the 3 markets last year. This year the market expands to 4 markets! The dates for 2018 are May 10, June 14, August 9 and September 13.

BID Executive Director Tiffany Kenney explained the project is designed to bring people downtown, “We are thrilled to welcome everyone downtown to celebrate our City. Our retail stores will be opened late, our restaurants will have special offers and we anticipate 40 – 60 unique vendors joining us again on Gilman Street. ”

The Market is presented by the BID in partnership with the City of Madison. Businesses within the Central District are again encouraged to participate at the Night Market or in their own place of business with a special event or attraction that evening like a trunk show, sample sale, visiting artist, etc. A monthly print guide and a website will cross promote these specials.

The Market, located along Gilman Street in the heart of downtown Madison will be held the second Thursday of the months of May, June and August, September in 2018. From 6pm – 11pm visitors and residents are invited to come celebrate all things Madison. www.madisonnightmarket.com

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Media Contact:
Tiffany Kenney, Executive Director
Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID)
t: (608) 512-1340
tkenney@visitdowntownmadison.com

ATTENTION VENDORS:

2018 Madison Night Market

There will be 4 markets! The 2018 Markets will be held the 2nd Thursday of the Months of May, June, August & September

  • May 10
  • June 14
  • August 9
  • September 13

Application materials are available here. 

The NEW Madison Night Market – Check out this Media Coverage!

We want to thank everyone who came out to make the first Madison Night Market a BIG success. We also send out a super special thank you to our local media teams for their exceptional coverage of this unique event and an even bigger special thank you to Mayor Paul Soglin for the shout out in his blog!!!

Here’s the list… chronologically…

5/14

5/12

5/11

5/10

5/9/17

5/8/17

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May Market Vendors Announced!

The Madison Night Market received an overwhelming amount of interest in the first round of applications. More than 50 vendors will participate in the inaugural market.

Our selection committee reviewed applications in four main categories – Arts, Crafts and Retail; Grower and Farmer; Food Vendors and Non-Profit or Community Service Agency to create the best mix of shopping and dining options.

We are excited to share the list with you.

You can see the complete list of vendors here!


Interest in vending at a future market? Click here to learn more


 

Public Meeting for Neighbors! Come learn more.

When: March 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Where: Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel @ 220 W. Gilman St.

What: This summer Downtown Madison will host the first ever Madison
Night Market on the 200-400 blocks of W. Gilman St. May 11, June 8, and
July 13.Traffic access and parking will be limited for residents and businesses
beginning at noon. Streets will be closed from 2pm-1am on market days.

Why: At this meeting we will address any resident concerns, discuss the
traffic impact, and parking reimbursement plan.

Who: Madison Central Business Improvement District (BID)
Phone: (608) 512-1342
info@visitdowntownmadison.com
www.visitdowntownmadison.com
www.madisonnightmarket.com

Announcing the Madison Night Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2017

Great Shopping, Local Produce & Amazing Artisans
Announcing the Madison Night Market

DOWNTOWN MADISON, WI – Madison is famous for great shopping, amazing food and a talented art scene; now these three community assets come together for a new urban experience – the Madison Night Market!

The NEW Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture.

Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, giant board games, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The Market is presented by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison. Partnerships with the Dane County Farmer’s Market, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and more will ensure this event is a city-wide representation of this community’s talent.

Businesses within the Central District will be encouraged to participate at the Night Market or in their own place of business with a special event or attraction that evening like a trunk show, sample sale, visiting artist, etc. A monthly print guide and a website will cross promote these specials.

The Market, located along Gilman Street in the heart of downtown Madison will be held the second Thursday of the months of May, June and July in 2017. From 6pm – 11pm visitors and downtown residents are invited to come celebrate all things Madison. www.madisonnightmarket.com

The BID is reaching out to Madison’s creative community with a logo design contest. The winning logo will capture the unique spirit of Downtown Madison, a celebration of artisan craftsmanship and the cool vibe of an outdoor market. www.madisonnightmarket.com/logo-contest/

An informational meeting for interested Market participants will be held Friday March 10 at 10am. Interested parties are invited to attend this informational meeting held in the first floor conference room at the beautiful Hovde building located at 122 W. Washington Ave in Madison. RSVP to jsligh@visitdowntownmadison.com.

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Media Contact:
Tiffany Kenney, Executive Director
Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID)
t: (608) 512-1340
tkenney@visitdowntownmadison.com

Click here to download a PDF of the press release.