August 5, 2012. The Capitol City Band played a free neighborhood concert co-sponsored by DaneArts and the Waunona Association. What a magnificent setting. What a "best-kept" secret in Madison WI. A city-owned neighborhood beach.
Concert-goers enjoyed live music on the shores of beautiful Lake Monona at Esther Beach (a beautiful small Madison Park), 2802 Waunona Way, along the southeastern shore of Turville Bay. During the 1870's, Charles Askew and his brother ran a passenger boat business and built a dance hall and picnic grounds at Esther Beach in 1901. The park was named after Charles' daughter who died in 1883. Join us to reminisce about the Esther Beach Dance Hall, renamed in 1934 Hollywood at the Beach. It is no longer there but, oh, for the memories. (A project of DaneArts and the Waunona Association, J. Tiedemann, president)