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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a free community celebration on Saturday, July 23 from 6:30-9:45 pm at its William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. The event will feature local and regional bands, dance performances, and conclude with a spectacular drone show over Lake Monona.

Monona Terrace opened in July 1997, helping to stimulate the economic growth of downtown Madison, and has significantly contributed to its vitality and vibrancy. In its first 25 Years, Monona Terrace has generated over $697 million in economic impact, held over 16,000 events, and welcomed nearly 9 million visitors and attendees.

“Monona Terrace has seen tremendous growth in our first 25 years, just a glimpse of what the future has in store,” said Executive Director Connie Thompson. “This celebration is a thank you to the community for their support and the essential role they’ve played in our success.”

“Building on a Dream” 25th Anniversary Celebration Highlights:

5:30 pm  Extra Crispy Brass Band (Olin Terrace)
6:30 pm  Dynamic Badgerettes Dance Team
7:00 pm  Orquesta MAS- Madison All Stars
8:00 pm  DJ Pain 1
8:30 pm  The People Brothers Band
9:30 pm  Lake Monona Drone Light Show

No tickets are required to attend the free community event, but rooftop capacity is limited. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held on Sunday, July 24. For full event details visit

Monona Terrace’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is presented by W. Jerome Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland Frautschi with additional support from American Transmission Company, Monona Catering, Destination Madison, Findorff, Friends of Monona Terrace, Madison Gas and Electric, American Family Insurance, News 3 Now, New Glarus Brewing Company, and Leinenkugel’s.


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