Pictures from Sunday’s at The Thirsty Goat!

It’s been a wild ride with LIVE BAND KARAOKE and Team Drinks! Goat 2 singers senior Goat Adler sisters 2018 Goat Alex 2018 Goat Band shot summer 2018 Goat band Goat bill and suzie 2018 Goat Chad Goat crown 2018 Goat Don and Marcy Goat Kathy Goat Peter 2018 Goat Ralph 2018 Goat Randy and Diane 2018 Goat Rhonda Goat with WILLOW guests

LIVE Band Karaoke part of Sunday Show at the Thirsty Goat EVERY SUNDAY 3-6 pm

Remember the good ole fashioned country jam session?  Now YOU can be the STAR at the Thirsty Goat!

Singers and pickers would get up, and with the help of the band, perform a song. It was great fun and a chance for some really talented folks to share their talent.  Some not-so-talented folks also got a chance, for 3 minutes or so, to experience singing with the band.

We’re bringing LIVE BAND KARAOKE to the Thirsty Goat EVERY SUNDAY all summer!

Here’s how it works.

Come in on a Sunday and look over our list of tunes.  Pick one or more and the band will help you find your key.  Then, get into the Que and sing away!  We’ll only feature a limited number of guests each set – probably no more than 10 each Sunday.  If you want to get up quicker – that’s easy. Just bring a fan club!  The more in your group, the quicker you sing.  AND your guests get a ticket for a drink deal SO they win too!

If you don’t find a song you like on the list, no problem!  Just let the band know…and come back NEXT Sunday – we’ll be set with YOUR SONG!  Again….the order depends on your fan club so be sure to tell your friends to come with you!  We want you to have your friends along to cheer you on!

Questions….call or text Ken at 608-695-0449

Check out the food and other entertainment at the Thirsty Goat Brew here!





Quick Video of David – Book now for summer


CLICK HERE to see a quick video by David – available as a solo, trio or with our entire band! NYE Haley David by piano 2017

Tonite Enjoy David’s last show at the Sunday Dance Party

JOIN US TODAY! DANCE IS ON!! (It’s warming up and the snow will be heavy later!)

TODAY – Sunday, January 14 at the SUNDAY DANCE PARTY
Doubleday’s Banquet Hall, 4586 Baxter Rd, Cottage Grove
Band Plays 7:15-10:00

(following the dance lesson included with the $10 cover)

This will be your last opportunity to enjoy David on the Keyboard before he heads back to Berklee College of Music in Boston!

Thanks for being such wonderful dancers and friends!!!  Happy New Year!



Over 250 celebrate at Phil Gokey Dance

Thank you to everyone (over 200 strong) who joined us at the Phil Gokey Tribute Dance Party and made it such a meaningful and memorable day! The Highlights were honored to be asked to help celebrate the life of Phil Gokey. He was a dear friend of our band and family.
Here are some scenes from the day.  Thanks to everyone – Ladies Must Swing, DJ Kevin, all who brought food for the potluck, and all who shared reflections and stories about Phil.  Thanks to Matt Gokey for sharing picture Boards of Phil and WOW can Matt dance!  May we be inspired to live everyday like he did!  You can connect with Jan Hagen at 608) 243-9286 or​.  We know she would be happy to hear from you.  (and dance with you)

Phils Party DJ Kevin leads the reflections Phils Dance LMS Phils Dance Janet Marcy Ken cmp Phils Dance Janet and David cmp Phils dance HL with Angela LMS cmp Phils Dance Highlights cmp Phils Dance Electric Slide with the Highlights Phils Dance dancing cmp


Click here for Details Phil Gokey Tribute Dance – SATURDAY Jan 6th

Who? People who knew Phil. Phil passed November 22, 2017, but his spirit and joy lives on in the lives of the many people he touched.

What? A dance to share Phil Gokey’s legacy of love of life, dancing, music and friends. Share your special “Phil” memories, view Phil’s life in photos & film, make new friends, maybe learn a dance or two!

When?  Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:30-8:00 pm

Where?  VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison WI

RSVP and Questions? Jan Hagen (608) 243-9286 or

Music and Food: Music by Ladies Must Swing (2:30-3:30), Marcy and the Highlights (3:45-5:00) and DJ Kevin Schoen (5:30 on).  Potluck at 5:30. Let Janet know what you might bring. ALL drinks available to purchase at the VFW bar.

Donations: Your cash gift of any size is needed and appreciated to help Janet with expenses now and into her future without Phil.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for great parties!

Cheers to 2018!  What fun times at both the Westshire Village Rome New Year’s Eve and the Madison Elks Club party!  Thanks to everyone for loving life, loving to dance and loving each other!

May the new year bring you joy, peace, love, work you enjoy, good health and special times with family and friends!

Happy New Year!



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Phil Gokey Memorial Dance – January 6, VFW Cottage Grove Rd, Monona

Happy, Happy Holidays!

Just following Thanksgiving, I received a very kind email that included this quote…“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that indeed you can walk through every day with gratitude for ALL that is in your life – the good and the stuff you are working on.

One thing I am so very grateful for is the chance to have called Phil Gokey a special friend. He and Janet have been adding to the fun we have in playing music for you for years and years. We lost Phil to a brief experience with cancer and now we have the opportunity to celebrate the gift he was to us.

His family is planning a modest memorial service Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am at LakeEdge Lutheran Church in Monona. Visitation begins at 9:30 am, lunch follows.

Janet Hagen and Becci Ceithamer are planning a dance on Saturday, January 6th at the VFW on Cottage Grove Road – afternoon – sometime 2 ish and the Highlights are honored to be ask to play music along with others who Phil enjoyed. More to come – just hold the time and look on my website and the Sunday Dance for updates.  It will be a time to reflect on a man who had figured out how to live everyday as his ideal day and with love.
Phil Gokey

An Invite to Sun Prairie Dinner Dance, December 9

An Invite from the Sun Prairie Dance Club
Saturday, December 9th at the Elks Club

The Sun Prairie Dance Club will be hosting a holiday dinner dance with MARCY AND THE HIGHLIGHTS providing the music at the Elks Club on Saturday, December 9th. They have extended a welcome to those who would perhaps be interested in membership to come and experience a dinner dance.  Guest price is $85 per couple or $42.50 for a single guest and includes all gratuity and sales taxes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jeanie Farmer, 608-837-8009, and she can get you signed up and send dinner menu choices. We can tell you it’s a wonderful group of dancers and you would enjoy your membership. Again, here’s a good way to check it out!NYE Elks 1

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE at the ELKS! Bring in 2018 with us!


We have 10 spots left!!

For the first 40 people who get their tickets….join Marcy and the Highlights at the beautiful Lakefront Room at the Elks Club, Jennifer Street, Madison!

Just $15.00 gives you the best dance tunes, a beautiful wood dance floor, seating at a reserved band table, full cash bar, desserts at 11:00 pm, hats, horns and Champagne at the stoke of midnight!  Buy your tickets today by sending your check to Marcy Heim, 2679 Fahey Glen, Madison.  Include your name, email address (for event details), phone number, and address to mail your tickets.

These spots will go FAST!  Order your tickets today!Highlights NYE Elks 2017


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