June 21, 2016 - 9:00am

Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s entry into the international summer solstice music celebration, we join over 700 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Platteville turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

2016 provides us with our first mid-week event, opening new possibilities for venues and musicians. Coffee shops, restaurants and businesses all over Platteville will be looking for musicians to fill their locations with song.  Lunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by school musicians. And after 5, the city will explode with music.

What is Make Music Platteville?                                            

  • Make Music Platteville is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone
  • A way for all of Platteville to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Make Music Platteville is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When will Make Music Platteville take place?

The first Make Music Platteville will take place on the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

For more details go to http://makemusicday.org/platteville/

or talk with Robin about participating in Make Music Day at the Driftless Market

Full Schedule Driftless Market:

MooGrass String Band: 11:00am - 12pm 
Americana / Bluegrass
MooGrass is a 4 piece band, banjo, fiddle, guitar and bass. We play old time and bluegrass music with beautiful vocal harmonies. We have played venues in the local area for 10 years.

Just the Two of US: 12:00pm - 1:00 PM
Americana / Bluegrass / Other
We play old time songs on the banjo and fiddle

Stay Tuned: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Classic Country (Yodeling Alert)

Acoustic Demolition Team: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Folk / Country / Americana / Bluegrass
Bruce Schmidt & Ron Toule bring to life a rich musical mix of American bluegrass, folk, blues and old-time country music with guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocal harmony. Both have played in a variety of coffee houses and small venues for the past 45 years, and recently combined their talents in a strong musical coalition.

UUUU *: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pop / Folk / Americana / Bluegrass
* Ukelele Strum and Sing Along led by the Unitarian Universalist Ukelele Union
The Unitarian Universalist Ukulele Union (UUUU) is a loosely organized group of about 12 ukulele lovers from the tri-state area who gather frequently to jam, perform and just have fun with this little four-stringed instrument. The group includes novice strummers and seasoned musicians who play songs in a variety of musical genres. New strummers are welcomed. Attendees may bring their own ukuleles if they would like to jam with the UUUU or just come to sing along or listen in.

June 10, 2016 - 5:30pm

Friday, June 10th enjoy sampling wine up and down Platteville Main Street, while supporting the Rotary Club of Southwest Wisconsin.


Uncorked is a wine tasting event, giving participants the opportunity to sample over 30 wines from all over Wisconsin and the Midwest. The event is meant to create a fun atmosphere where those attending can sample wines and food, shop and socialize at local downtown stores and offices.  The event runs from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to funding scholarships for local students.

The day of the event, participants will bring their tickets to a check in spot on Main Street. At check in, participants will have their IDs checked and get a wristband. Participants will be given a booklet and wine glass and have the opportunity to walk historic downtown Platteville and sample wines.



  • Barber Shop Rock
  • Driftless Market
  • Julie's Da Vine Wine & Stein
  • Kopp McKichan LLP
  • Shannon Marie Photography
  • United Country Realty
  • The Local
  • Mint
  • Memo Design Office

Tickets go on sale May 9th, 2016!

Tickets are $25  (Includes souvenir wine tasting glass)

Only 110 tickets are available so don't delay!

Purchase your tickets at any of the following locations:

  • The QTI Group (1250 Business HWY 151)

  • Driftless Market (95 West Main Street)

  • Julie's Da Vine Wine & Stein

For more information contact Rotary Club of Southwest Wisconsin, Bob Berglin - bob.berglin@qtigroup.com

June 1, 2016 - 10:00am

The folks from Purple Cow Organics will be paying us a visit with their new retrofited school bus. Great opportunity to learn more about their organic compost, potting soil, seed starting mix and more.

Full details in Press Release - http://www.driftlessmarket.com/sites/default/files/Press%20release%20PCO%202016%20-%20Bus%20Tour%20Driftless%206-1-16_0.pdf


May 28, 2016 - 9:00am to May 30, 2016 - 11:00pm

Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day!

May 25, 2016 - 9:00am

Water Shortage related to Bonson Street Construction! Beginning at 8am and lasting until 4:30 - possibly will be turned on sooner when water main construction is completed.

Things you should know while the water is off!

· No Soups today, but we have a full deli case of wraps, salads and entrees!

· No Public Restroom - nearest public restrooms - City Library & the City Hall (side entrance)


May 21, 2016 - 10:00am


Book Signing with Kathy Jacobson - Join us on Saturday, May 21st for a book signing of the popular book by Local Author Kathy Jacobson.

NOTED! is the inspirational fiction story of Jillian Johnson, a nurse in Wisconsin, who is ready to make some major changes in her life. At the beginning of a new calendar year, she seeks a new start in a new place, moving west and taking a “day job” in order to “save her brain” for her true passion of writing. On her first day on the job, she finds herself unexpectedly confronted with a piece of her past, and an employer who will only communicate with her through written notes. She will need every ounce of patience, and faith, in order to get through the coming year!

Also available is ON ANOTHER NOTE Kathy J. Jacobson’s second novel in the NOTED! Series.




April 5, 2016 - 5:30pm

Join Chef Cena on the first Tuesday of the month in Feb, March and April as she shares several of her soup making tips and tricks!

  • Tues. Feb. 2nd - Back to the Basics class will focus on knife skills, making a mire poix soup starter, and other basic soup making techniques - featuring Lentils and Greens Soup.
  • Tues. Mar. 1st - Soup and Salad class will create an Italian inspired soup and salad combination.
  • Tues. April 5th - Something Exotic class will share interesting food history, while creating an African inspired soup

Each class will finish with a dinner party “Above the Market”
Fee for each class is $20 per person and can be paid in advance or at the door (sign up for all three and save $5).
Space is limited, so call or stop by to reserve a space - 608-348-2696.


April 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join the Driftless Market on Saturday, April 2nd at 6:30pm for the Healthy Hoe-Down Dance with the Catherine Gorman-Baer & Grandpa's Elixir Stringband

Folklore Village Healthy Hoe-Downs are fun-filled evenings with a potluck and traditional American dances, including old-time squares, New England contras and Appalachian, Southern, and Midwestern big circles. No experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Folklore Village's barn dances this season will highlight a local, sponsoring farm and be called "Healthy Hoe-Downs." We think connecting our local, sustainable farms with our barn dances brings back a basic partnership that once thrived in rural communities.

The Healthy Hoe-Downs start with a 6:30 POTLUCK, or you can arrive after potluck for the dancing. 
$7 adults ($5.00 if you pick up a coupon at the store!), $5 seniors & teens, $4 kids  Kids under 5 admitted free.
Families! If your admission fee is over $20.00, we will cap your family admission at $20.00.

More information about purchasing tickets coming soon.



March 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Food for Thought Discussion Group

This group meets at Driftless Market to enjoy coffee, conversation, and each others' company.

In March, we will be discussing the book Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman. This nonfiction book from 2008 covers climate change, globalization, and population growth. Read the book or just come to chat about the topics!

You can pick up a copy of the book at the Platteville Public Library circulation desk.

For more information, call the library or email outreach@plattevillepubliclibrary.org



March 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join Driftless who will have an exhibit at this event.