Seniors

Senior Outreach 2022

Since 1994, Folklore Village has been bringing concerts and interactive performances to older and disabled adults in our area through our Senior Outreach programs. All are welcome to our Senior Outreach events, from recently retired folks, to people living in care homes, to folks living at home and looking for fun and accessible activities. Folklore Village hosts senior concerts at Folklore Village and at partner sites throughout Southwest Wisconsin. See the listings below for more information on what we have planned!

All Senior Outreach events are free to seniors and caregivers.

Based on community feedback via surveys, here are the new expectations for individuals visiting our campus: please clickHERE

Iowa and Dane County transmissibility levels and CDC recommendations for those levels will be followed. In the event that Iowa County or Dane County transmissibility moves to the “High” level, masks will be required of all attendees. Notices will be posted on the front doors as mask requirements change. Call if you have questions.


Senior Concerts at Folklore Village

Free for seniors and caregivers. Hosted in Farwell Hall at Folklore Village. Space is wheelchair-accessible. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Masks or proof of vaccination are currently required indoors.

September 1, 2022 | 2-3pm
Lilies of the Midwest

The Lilies of the Midwest are a trio of Irish traditional musicians in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Combining the unique sounds of concertina, mandolin, and fiddle, the Lilies of the Midwest inspire audiences with their infectious energy and joy. Charlene Adzima is on fiddle, feet, and vocals, Kara Rodgers plays concertina and accordion, and Jeanna Schultz plays mandolin, bouzouki, and accordion. 

September 21, 2022 | 1-2pm
KG & The Ranger

Saddle up your imagination for a ride to the Old West with award-winning cowboy yodelers KG & The Ranger. Their smooth harmony singing will bring back memories of the Sons Of The Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and other cowboy stars of the Silver Screen. They yodel in harmony and they keep the audience entranced with interesting bits of history about the cowboy songs they sing. Western entertainment guaranteed fun for all ages!


Senior Concerts at Other Sites

Folklore Village works with local libraries, community centers, and other organizations to bring senior concerts to locations around Southwest Wisconsin. See if we’re bringing a senior concert to a location near you! 

August 10|12:30 – 1:30pm
The Trippers Lite Band at Seniors United for Nutrition Meal Site, Arena

343 West St, Arena, WI 53503

August 24 | 1-2pm
KG & The Ranger at Barneveld Public Library

107 W Orbison St, Barneveld, WI 53507

August 31 | 2-3pm
Lilies of the Midwest at Spring Green Community Center 

117 S Washington St, Spring Green, WI 53588


Dancin’ in the Seats! with Steve Weintraub
An interactive dance program, available free on DVD

Could you or someone you know benefit from seated dance workshops? Contact Folklore Village to request your free copy of our new DVD Dancin’ in the Seats, featuring dancemaster Steve Weintraub! This two-disc set has over four hours of fun, accessible dances geared towards seniors and adults with mobility concerns. Email programs@folklorevillage.org or call (608) 924-4000 to let us know where to send your free copy of Dancin’ in the Seats!