The Richard Mauthe Center will kick off the 2018-19 year of programming with its Backyard Bash on Wednesday Sept. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat, play games, listen to live music and learn more about what the Center is up this year. The celebration will be featuring local Madison band, Hypheria, whose rock riffs and jazz harmonies combine under strong funk grooves for a tastefully mystic experience. This event is free and open to the public. Bring friends and family! The event will take place outside on the Mauthe Center lawn. In the event of rain, the events moves inside to the Mauthe Center auditorium.