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Our first show since Covid started is approaching! Moors and McCumber September 2, 2021 at The Bur Oak with opener Hannah Busse from our Complete the Song! contest.

We are stoked to announce that local singer/songwriter Hannah Busse will be opening for our Moors and McCumber show at The Bur Oak on Thursday, September 2nd. Hannah was our champion of the Complete the Song! contest earlier this year. That should be enough for you to know she’s the real deal! Here’s her bio:
Hannah Busse is a folk-pop singer-songwriter, recording artist, worship director, wife, and mom. Ranging from driving to quirky to reflective, Hannah’s songs hold common threads of honest lyrics and captivating melodies driven from her piano. She writes about inner life, culture, relationships, and parenting.  Named the Madison Area Music Associations 2018 New Artist of the Year, Hannah’s repute as a songwriter and performer is on the rise. Hannah’s music has been aired on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Simply Folk, WORT FM’s Her Infinite Variety, and Max Ink Radio.

Our Mission

At MMAD our vision is to use music to bring together the community to celebrate diversity, support musicians, and generate contributions for charities in the local community.


Music Makes a Difference! was founded by Bill Zorr in early 2017.  Bill was working regularly at a homeless shelter and supporting other organizations like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, but felt he could do more. Bill loves music and noticed how people of different backgrounds enjoyed musical events together, so it dawned on him to combine his passion for music with his passion for charitable causes and Music Makes a Difference! was born.

Music Makes a Difference! is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, staffed with volunteers, dedicated to supporting musicians with paid performances in venues around Madison and the surrounding area. Music Makes a Difference! then donates contributions it receives to local charitable organizations.

Music Makes A Difference was recently written about in the Isthmus. Read the full article Here


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MMAD is an awesome group who supports live music and local charities by hosting great live music events. I LOVE THEIR SHOWS!! Anita G.

You guys rock- literally and figuratively! Thank you for this wonderful gift, we’re honored. Helen

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