Come and swing to the music of the Jazz Age

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30 pm

The Fat Babies


The 2019 Prairie Rhapsody benefit concert features The Fat Babies, a seven piece vintage jazz band from Chicago. They will perform classic jazz standards from the 1920s and 1930s for the listening delight of all who attend.

The event will begin at 5:30 pm with an open reception of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The music will begin at 6:30 pm and continue until 8:00 pm with one intermission. This evening of entertainment also includes a Wine-Pull.


The Fat Babies are a seven piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (reeds), Dave Bock (trombone), John Donatowicz (banjo and guitar), Paul Asaro (piano), and Alex Hall (drums).


Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI


$50/adult; $20/child under 18
Includes the concert, appetizers and beverages


Registration closed. Register by Thursday, October 10, 2019.

For more information or to learn about sponsoring the event, contact Rachel Olson at, 608-836-1631, x120.

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Wine pull back by popular demand

Participate in this year’s wine pull at Prairie Rhapsody! At a wine pull, individuals purchase a numbered cork that corresponds with a specific bottle of wine that is theirs to keep. Wines will vary from inexpensive, medium range to top quality bottles. Everyone wins!

Thank you to these individuals and businesses for sponsoring the 2019 Prairie Rhapsody concert and art exhibits at Holy Wisdom Monastery:


Buy Right Purchasing Group


Donna Carnes


DRS Ltd Asphalt Paving


Jeff Engelkes, American Family Insurance


James Forrest, Forrest Piano Service


Meicher CPAs


Monona Bank


Jayne Neuendorf, Merrill Lynch




Premier Retirement Partners


Gail & Dan Shea


Neal & Diane Smith


Thompson Investment Management, LLC


Judy & Sal Troia


Marie Wunsch


Mary L. Zaborski, Senior Consultant, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management