MADISON, NJ -  On Saturday October 3, Madison's downtown will be transformed into what can only be described as a huge block "party".

In addition to a car show, street vendors, food and an adult beer garden five main stages will be erected throughout Bottle Hill Day's celebrations.  

A full course musical offering is scheduled at each location, generously sponsored by Provident Bank, Investors Bank, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Merck Animal Health and Madison Music and Arts Foundation.

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"Bottle Hill Day is billed as a rain or shine event.  We have never had to have a rain date," said Lisa Ellis of the Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) who is the main sponsor of Bottle Hill Day.   

"With all the amazing outside entertainment and festivities, let's keep our fingers crossed."

Below is a full listing of the musical line-up on the five stages.  Please note the location and times. 

Provident Bank Stage at Hartley Dodge Memorial

10:15        All of Above – Drew co-ed a cappella

11:00             Madison High School Marching Dodgers

11:30        36 Madison Avenue – Drew all male a cappella

11:55        On a Different Note – Drew all female a cappella

12:30        Half Step Down – classic and alternative rock

2:00          Rosewood – pop, rock and originals

3:30        Kings Road – acoustic/alternative/country rock with harmony vocals

5:00        Jumping the Gun Band – classic rock & today’s favorites

Investors Bank Stage on Lincoln Place

10:00        Morris Music Men- barbershop style harmonies

10:45        Dan Crisci Jazz Trio

12:00         Ginny Johnston & Mosaic – folk/rock

1:15        Mama D & the Vexations – rock/pop with a soulful edge

2:30        Jeff Webb – acoustic folk/rock + a little twang

3:45        Sunnyside Jazz- jazz and pop classics from the American Songbook

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Stage on Elmer Street

10:15        Singin’ Jim DePasque – acoustic versions of your favorite songs

11:45        Dan Baldan – acoustic guitar and vocals

1:00       Chatham Brass Ensemble – ragtime, show tunes and popular standards

2:15        Elise Figa, soprano and Carlos Cuestas, guitar – familiar songs with a             classical twist

3:30        Nick Bohensky & Jeff Bridi – acoustic duo, guitar and vocals  


Merck Animal Health Stage on Central Avenue

10:00       Madison Area YMCA dance troupes

11:00       Swampgrass Jug Band – jug band fun

12:15        Denville String Band –popular standards in a unique mummers style

1:30         The House Rockers – music from the 60’s to today

3:30        Slackjaw Blues Band – blues/rock       


Madison Music & Arts Stage on Green Village Road

10am – 3:15 pm     Musical performances by students of the Madison Public Schools  3:30 – 4:30 pm     Student performers from The Original Music School, Morristown NJ