Band lineups are subject to change without notice. First band performs from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and second band from 8:00-9:30 p.m. with Family Dance Music from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m. No tickets required. Rooftop gates open at 4:30 pm (rooftop closed to the public between 3-4:30 pm)
Dane Dances will follow the Dane County City of Madison Health Department and CDC Guidelines. For outdoor events at this point masks are not required outside, those that are not vaccinated should wear them. Inside City and County buildings masks are recommended.
*** MONONA TERRACE PARKING ANNOUNCEMENT ***
From July 31-August 14 (estimated dates), the John Nolen Drive entrance to the parking garage will be closed due to repairs. Access to the parking garage will only be from the Wilson Street/Carrol Street entrance. Click Here to view map
Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop EVERY FRIDAY EVENING IN AUGUST. The much-anticipated summer music series is a great way to get down and dance with your friends, coworkers, or family. The rooftop gets shaking as the sun sets against the iconic Wisconsin State Capitol with the breeze of the Lake Monona at your back while you dance. Feel free to bring a blanket, chair and picnic basket; seating on the rooftop is limited. Sorry, carry in alcohol is prohibited. Dane Dances! promotes inclusivity with a fun night of music and dancing to music and bands for all ages.
In the case of inclement weather, Rain back-up is at Monona Terrace for August 4, 11, & 25th, and at Alliant Energy Center for August 18th with FREE parking.
I love running into new and old friends and connecting on the dance floor where everyone is smiling. It is my favorite event in Madison.-Karin C.
It is a great venue with top notch entertainment; A place I can simply relax, unwind and listen to the music.-Billy C.
I love this event! Every Friday in August I enjoy watching people dance with great smiles on their faces, face painting for kids and the best part, it's free. - Erika A.