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Duke Otherwise

Duke Otherwise, final kids’ musician scheduled for the Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market 2017 season, to play Thursday, Oct. 5

As the 2017 Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market begins its last full month, parents have one final opportunity to bring kids out to enjoy a children’s musician performance this season.

Duke Otherwise, a Madison, Wisconsin-based musician, is scheduled to perform at Harper Court on Thursday, October 5 from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. Otherwise plays nearly 150 shows a year throughout the Midwest and beyond. According to his website, his “energetic live show is filled with improvisation, audience participation, dancing, and outrageous fun!”

His two CDs, “Beehives & Bedheads” (2015) and “Creepy Crawly Love” (2012), will be available for purchase. He will perform his recent single, “Brussels Sprout Shout.”

Other musicians performing on October 5 will include Aaron Smith on banjo from 8-9:30 a.m. and Phil Passen on dulcimer from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Robert Burford, the local "Bubble Man" will be spreading joy (and bubbles!) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The weekly Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market, held at Harper Court in Hyde Park, will be open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursdays until it ends on October 26.