Cap Times Live presents Proud Parents


Session sponsored by Monona Bank, Goodman’s Jewelers and Lake Louie Brewing.

Moderator: Rob Thomas
Panelist: Proud Parents

Starting in Madison as the musical culmination of a decade of friendship and playing in punk bands, C Nelson-Lifson (they/them) and Tyler Fassnacht (he/him) began writing the first of Proud Parents’ jangly, garage-infused pop tunes in C’s living room in 2014. Shortly thereafter, Heather Sawyer (she/her) joined on drums and vocals, turning the songwriting duo into a trio, and they quickly garnered a devout following both locally and regionally as a live power-pop force to be reckoned with. The band will play at the High Noon Saloon as our third Cap Times Live concert, and it will be livestreamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. A ticket is not needed to see the livestream. Click here to register for the concert, which will also give you a chance to see the show in person.

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