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 2019 gigs.


Wednesday, May 22nd:  We have been invited back to the Olin Park Concert Series in Madison, WI.  The performance will be held at the park shelter and the concert starts at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 8 p.m.  The four piece band will be cooking up the Extra Hot formula for this show. 


Friday, June 7th:  Wisconsin Public Radio's "Simply Folk" 40th anniversary concert at Shannon Hall, UW-Madison Memorial Union Theatre complex.  Performances include Don Flemons, one of the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grammy nominee Mary Gauthier.    Cris Plata with Extra Hot will be the opening act.  Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7 p.m. 


Sunday, June 23rd:  Pursuit of Happiness Festival, (Chicory Stage) Milton McPike Park, formally Central Park (Madison). Cris will be the MC for the stage and Cris Plata with Extra Hot will be playing at 4:00 p.m on the Chicory stage. Come out and start your outdoor festival season on the right foot or left foot!  


Saturday, July 13th:  The Cris Plata Trio will be performing at the Black Hawk Folk Festival at the Mt.Morris town park in Mt. Morris, WI.  More information to follow.


Saturday, Aug.10th: Cris & Ann Plata will provide the music from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m for The Fort Summer Mercado. Let's bring our diverse American cultures together with a celebration for this united community event! Food/Music/Ice Cream will be available at La Tienda Mexican, 809 S. Main St. Ft. Atkinson, WI from 12:00 p.m to 4:00 pm. Come on out bring the whole family and friends!


Saturday, Aug.17th:  The four piece band will bring it's hot August music to the Paoli School House Cafe Concerts.  This performance starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m.  It is outside so be sure to call 608-848-6261 if weather is threatening.  The cafe is located at 6857 Paoli Rd., Paoli, WI.  Don't miss the good food and beautiful outdoor setting.


Saturday, Nov.30th: The Big Band will be playing an after Thanksgiving show at the North St. Cabaret. We will be playing some new songs and old favorites. Our show starts at 8:00 p.m. The Cabaret is an intimated & inclusive music venue in Madison, WI. We'll also be celebrating Cris's milestone birthday!! Come out and see us at this great music club which is located at 610 North Street, Madison,WI.

 

 

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."

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress/books/book.asp?book_id=434

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