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Adem Tesfaye Single Release Party

Adem Tesfaye Single Release Party

$15 ADV / $17 DOS
Ages 18+

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Bags (max size 12″ x 6″ x 12″) are allowed and will be searched upon entry. Exceptions will be made for necessary medical equipment and bags for nursing mothers. We encourage you to pack light with only the necessities to make the entry process as smooth as possible.


We are a cashless facility meaning that we are unable to accept cash as a form of payment. Our Box Office and Coat Check will only accept credit and debit. Our Bars will only accept credit, debit, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Please note that artist merchandise sales are separate and may still accept cash.


Adem Tesfaye is a Madison, WI native who has spent most of his career living and performing in New York City and Seattle. He draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Star, and the Roots. In addition to his original work which includes Hip-Hop (he is a founding member of Madison’s Black Poet’s Society), Adem sings covers by Bob Marley, Prince, Ed Sheeran, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, and others. He has shared the stage with Red Man, Method Man, De la soul, Pharside, Ben Harper, Spearhead, and Jazzmataz.

Adem coaxes joy from transcendent loss to create music that is empowering and imbued with positive energy and awareness. He invites his listeners into a space to explore not only the musical genres that inspire him, but to challenge them to live as he does: with authenticity and positivity. Whether in New York, Seattle, Paris, or his hometown in the USA, Adem feels the earth under his feet, bridging communities and genres. Adem forges art, music, fashion, and wellness into a way of life to empower first himself and then others. A producer, songwriter, guitarist, and singer, Adem has released three studio albums. His most recent, The Adem Tesfaye Band, was released in September 2022. He has an upcoming single to be released in May 2023.

Adem performs regularly both solo and with the band at venues such as Cafe Coda, High Noon Saloon, The Tasting Room, the Garver Feed Mill, the University of Wisconsin Union Terrace in Madison, and at the Jazz Estate in Milwaukee. The band has also played numerous festivals in and around Madison. You will find the band at The Bur Oak and the High Noon Saloon (Single Release Party!) in May. Adem will play as a soloist at Madison’s Art Fair on the Square in July, and many other venues and festivals this summer. He has an upcoming solo tour in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam late May/Early June.

The Adem Tesfaye Band is an energetic Soul/Funk/Rock/Reggae band with a Hip-Hop edge. The ease and flexibility of movement both he and the band achieve between and within genres is an impressive and distinctive talent. Last September, Adem and his band released a new album, Adem Tesfaye Band with a release party performance at the High Noon Saloon. The band plays at the Majestic, UW Madison Union, Cafe Coda, BB Jacks, and at other venues and festivals throughout the Madison area. Most recently the band headlined for the local music station WORT birthday party at the Bur Oak in Madison. You can find Adem’s music on just about any platform, including Spotify and Apple Music.

Adem performs solo, duo or trio, as well as with his 4–5-piece band.

See the band’s “Pressure” Video, recorded in Madison.

Check out the band’s past performance at Cafe Coda in Madison and some of his New York performances on YouTube.

High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue
Madison, 53703