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  • Cafe Carpe

    18 S. Water Street
    Fort Atkinson WI 53538
    (920) 563-9391
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    Cafe Carpe in downtown Fort Atkinson. Photo by Arthur E. Welch III

    Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson

    Updated: 3/1/20 4:04pm

    3/6 Song Swap with Mark Powers
    3/12 New Pioneers
    3/13 Garnet Rogers (SOLD OUT)
    3/14 Georgia Rae Family Band
    3/20 Taylor Donskey
    3/26 Song Circle w/ Tricia Alexander
    3/27 Grant Peeples
    3/28 The Von Carpe Family Singers

    4/2 Randy Sabien & Bill Camplin
    4/4 Fendrick & Peck
    4/7 Glenn Davis & Westside Andy
    4/9 New Pioneers
    4/10 Katie Dahl
    4/11 Bill Camplin, Jason Klagstad, Paul Wehrley
    4/15 Claude Bourbon
    4/16 RJ Cowdery
    4/17 Cliff Eberhardt
    4/18 Central Standard Time
    4/30 Song Circle w/ Tricia Alexander

    5/1 Oridnary Elephant
    5/9 Mark Dvorak, Jim Craig, Bill Camplin
    5/14 New Pioneers
    5/15 Small Potatoes
    5/22 Ben de la Cour, Richard Inman
    5/23 Harmony & Brad
    5/29 May Erlewine, Rachael Kilgour

    6/6 Dulcimer Fest w/ Lil’ Rev, Robert Angus, Aaron O’Rourke
    6/11 New Pioneers
    6/20 Curtis & Loretta

    9/25 Brooks Williams

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    Venue Description:

    The Café Carpe is a restaurant, bar, and music club in downtown Fort Atkinson, a city of 12,000 in southeastern Wisconsin- 35 miles southeast of Madison, 60ish miles southwest of Milwaukee, 20 miles northeast of Janesville, about 6900 miles west of Baghdad. Fort Atkinson is noted for being the birthplace of Peter Urban and onetime home to Jeffrey Foucault, the place where he cut some of his musical teeth on a few bottles of beer. Of most interest to anyone bothering to get to this site is the music club part of the above-listed triumvirate.

    The Carpe has a talk-free, smoke-free listening room separate from its main bar-dining area. (This does not mean that one can talk and smoke for free.) The room, which has great acoustics, seats 60 people comfortably but can hold 70 people who are enthralled enough by a performance that they only almost forget they are sweaty, their butts hurt, and they can’t move without a serious invasion of someone else’s personal space.

    Shows are primarily on the weekend nights, and there is a cover charge for all performances except the periodic open stages.