Fighting Bob Fest

Matthew Reddin, Contributing writer

The fight against the “robber barons” lives on at the annual Fighting Bob Fest. The progressive political festival, named for “Fighting Bob” La Follette, is now in its 13th year. It kicks off with an event on Friday at the Barrymore Theater, 2090 Atwood Ave., that features appearances by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Solidarity Singers and comedian Will Durst. The real thing starts the next day in Baraboo at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, where gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will join the festivities, including break-out political education segments and additional speakers. Admission is free, although donations are accepted.

Visit fightingbobfest.org for more details.

7 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 12 (Madison); 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 13 (Baraboo)

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