Our latest CD, Migration Road, is back from being pressed and available online (see our store page). The CD will also be available at upcoming events. Cris also has a biography that has been released by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press; The Badger Biography Series. The biography is titled: "Cris Plata: From Fields to Stage/Del Campo al Escenario" and is written by Maia A. Surdam. Check out the link to the right for more info.
Mark your calendars and come out to the following 2023 gigs.
Saturday, April 1st: We will be performing as the Cris Plata Trio at the International Festival in the Overture Center, 201 State St., Madison, WI. Our performance is scheduled for 10:45 am to 11:25 am in the main lobby stage. Go to Overture website for more festival information.
Sunday, June 18th: The Pursuit of Happiness Festival at the Milton McPike Park (between East Washington and Williamson St in Madison, WI). The big band will be performing at the Chicory Stage during the 4:15 to 5:30 performance slot. Cris has the MC duties for this stage the entire day so be sure to see him, the band and all of the other acts at this fun festival.
Saturday & Sunday, August 12th and 13th: The Cris Plata Trio will be at The Shawano Folk Music Festival. I have been looking forward to playing at this great Midwest festival for many years and am finally getting the chance. We will be doing some workshops on both days and daytime matinee performances. The Cris Plata Trio will be performing a set at the Saturday evening concert. The festival is held at Mielke Park and the Mielke Arts Center (N5649 Airport Road, Shawano, WI 54166). It's a 3 day festival so come out for all of the great music. For more information go to shawanofestival.org or at facebook.com/ShawanoFestival.
Thursday, September 7th: Olin Park Concert Series. Cris Plata and Extra Hot will be performing in the pavilion at Olin, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy our music with a beautiful view of Madison and Lake Monona. Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison,WI
Saturday, September 16th: Cris Plata and Extra Hot will be playing the Willy St. Fair. Come for the Parade and stay for some great music. We play from 4:00 to 5:15 pm on the Folk stage at 1050 Williamson St. Madison, WI
Cris Plata Trio at the Stoughton Opera House:
30 Minute Music Hour
Click on to the link below to watch our appearance on Wisconsin Public Television's 30 Minute Music Hour.
From Fields to Stage
Click the link below to take you to the Wisconsin Historical Society Press site to buy a copy of "Cris Plata: From Fields to Stage/Del Campo al Escenario."