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: 10/28/19 1:26am

10/30 Old Man Luedecke
10/31 Song Circle w/ Tricia Alexander

11/1 James Lee Stanley (Cancelled)
11/2 Ernie Hendrickson
11/9 Bill Camplin Band
11/14 New Pioneers
11/15 The Boston Imposters
11/16 Johnsmith
11/21 Song Circle w/ Tricia Alexander
11/23 Bill Camplin, Barry Riese, Steve Tesmer
11/29 Hayward Williams, Coyote Brother
11/30 Dave Cofell, Mark Dvorak

12/14 Corky Siegel, Howard Levy
12/20 Krause Family Band
12/27 Syd Hartha & the Monkey Minds

2/7 Tim Grimm

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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.