• “Summer’s Best” Free Concerts

    May 11, 2016

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    County Executive Chris Abele Announces
    Parks’ “Summer’s Best” Free Concerts
    Milwaukee, WI (May 10, 2016) – Today, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. announced the lineup for the “Summer’s Best” concert series. From June 2–September 14, the public can listen to more than 100 live performances in a variety of genres, at no charge, at 22 park venues throughout the County.

    “With music as ‘the universal language of mankind,’ our concerts in the Parks bring together people of all walks of life,” said County Executive Abele. “We offer amazing cultural experiences to families, friends in the community, and visitors. Our FREE concerts give everyone the opportunity for a summer evening out—with views that can’t be beat!”

    Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic suppers.

    The Parks Department will sell food and beverage items, including adult beverages, at Chill on the Hill at Humboldt Park.

    At Boerner Botanical Gardens, visitors arriving after 6 p.m. on concert nights will receive free admission to the Botanical Gardens. Zilli Hospitality Group will sell food and beverage items at Concerts in the Gardens

    Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square is produced by a non-profit organization asking patrons to leave adult beverages at home. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase at various Jazz in the Park beverage tents. All proceeds help offset the costs of the concert series.

    For the full Summer’s Best concert schedule, visit countyparks.com and search “free concerts.” Links are provided for performance details.

    For more information, call (414) 257-PARK (7275).
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    2016 Summer’s Best Free Park Concerts Schedule

    * Schedule subject to change. Shows go on, weather permitting. No rain dates.
    Get updated schedules at: http://county.milwaukee.gov/ConcertsintheParks11320.htm

    Boerner Botanical Gardens
    Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners
    Concerts in the Gardens
    Sponsored by Wimmer Communities
    THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM (Special hours are noted)
    Admission to the Gardens is free on concert nights after 6:00 pm

    June 30* Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra *Special hours: 7:30-8:30pm
    July 7 Naima Adedapo
    July 14 Harmonic Maneuvers
    July 21 Brewtown Brew Grass / Chicken Wire Empire
    July 28 The Jimmys
    Aug 4 Daryl Stuermer
    Aug 11 Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
    Aug 18 Bella Cain
    Aug 25 Generation – Sixties Experience
    Sept 1 Greg Koch *Special hours: 6:30-9:30pm

    Cathedral Square
    520 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee
    Jazz in the Park By East Town Association
    THURSDAYS 5:00 -9:00 PM, Happy Hour at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm

    June 2 Milwaukee Soul
    June 9 Sonny Knight & The Lakers
    June 16 The People Brothers Band
    June 23 Jose Valdes & The Mambo Allstars
    June 30 Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley
    July 7 In Black N White
    July 14-17 Bastille Days Programming
    July 21 Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
    July 28 Leftover Cuties
    Aug. 4 Kelli & The Soulmates
    Aug. 11 The Jimmys
    Aug. 18 Chicago Tribute Anthology
    Aug. 25 Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
    Sept. 1 Charles Walker Band
    Columbus Park
    7301 W. Courtland Avenue, Milwaukee
    Wednesday, July 20: 6:30-8:30 pm
    KIC Keep’n It Clean (K.I.C.)

    Dineen Park
    6901 W. Vienna Avenue, Milwaukee
    Wednesday, Aug. 17: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Cigarette Break

    Gordon Park
    2828 N. Humboldt Boulevard, Milwaukee
    Thursday, June 16: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Eddie Butts Band

    Grant Park
    100 E. Hawthorne Avenue (Picnic Area 5A), South Milwaukee – During Traveling Beer Garden™
    Saturday, June 25: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Well-Known Strangers

    Humboldt Park
    3000 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee
    Chill on the Hill By Bay View Neighborhood Association
    TUESDAYS 6:00-8:30 PM, Opening Acts: 6:00 pm, Main Acts: 6:30 pm

    June 7 The Mosleys
    June 14 Foreign Goods
    June 21 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Presented by Habush Habush & Rottier)
    June 28 AUTOmatic / Evan Christian and the Stinkies
    July 5 American Legion Band
    July 12 Soul Low & Paper Holland
    July 19 Tigernite & Faux Fiction
    July 26 Rocket Paloma / Atomic Spins
    (Run for the Parks in partnership with the Park People of Milwaukee)
    Aug. 2 Cavewives
    Aug. 9 Thriftones / Cactus Brothers
    Aug. 16 Jokers Henchman & Jon Burk’s Band
    Aug. 23 Trolley & Indonesian Junk
    Aug. 30 Midnight Reruns

    Jackson Park
    3500 W. Forest Home (Picnic Area 2), Milwaukee
    August Nights Sponsored By North Shore Bank
    THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM

    Aug. 4 Cache & the Pueblo Latino Orchestra
    Aug. 11 Saturday June Band
    Aug. 18 Mariachi Zamora
    Aug. 25 Leahys Luck

    Johnsons Park
    Park Grand Opening Celebration
    1919 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee
    Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Tony TNT Washington and his Explosive Divas – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

    Juneau Park
    Poetry in the Park
    near the Solomon Juneau statue overlooking Lake Michigan
    An outdoor reading series celebrating the written and spoken word.
    2nd Tuesday, June–September, 6:30-8 pm

    June 14: John Koethe, Ann-Marie Blanchard, Nick Demske, Mikey Murry
    July 12: Brenda Cardenas, KJ Prodigy/Kavon Jones, Glenn Shaheen, Peter Burzynski
    August 9: Chuck Stebelton, Timothy Yu, Carina Gia Farrero, Freesia McKee
    September 13: Renaissance Theaterworks’ BR!NK (play-reading and Q&A)

    Kosciuszko Park
    National Night Out Celebration
    At The Community Center, 2201 S. 7th Street, Milwaukee
    Tuesday, Aug. 2: 4:00-8:00 pm
    Maracujaz Brazilian & American Jazz – 6:00-8:00 pm – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

    King Park
    Back to School Celebration
    At The Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
    Saturday, Aug. 13: 11am- 6pm
    Valerie B. & the Boyz Band – 2:00-4:00pm

    Lincoln Park
    National Night Out Celebration
    1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee
    Tuesday, Aug. 2: 5:00-9:00 pm
    KIC Keep’n It Clean (K.I.C.) – 6:30-8:30 pm

    Lake Park
    At The Summer Stage, 2975 North Lake Park Road, Milwaukee

    Musical Mondays
    By Lake Park Friends
    MONDAYS: 6:30-8:00 pm
    July 11 Avec Le Bois
    July 18 Tim Burr
    July 25 Betti Xiang
    Aug. 1 Harmonious Wail
    Aug. 8 Collegium Ladyes
    Aug. 15 Patrick Ball
    Aug. 22 Grandsons Of The Pioneers With The Vintage Mix Quartet
    Aug. 29 The New South Rampart Street Paraders With Lisa Edgar

    Wonderful Wednesdays – Concerts for Kids & Families
    By Lake Park Friends
    WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-7:30 pm
    July 6 Extra Crispy Brass Band
    July 13 Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish
    July 20 The Tritonics
    July 27 Altered Five Blues Band
    Aug. 3 The Mood Swing Orchestra
    Aug. 10 Charles Walker Band
    Aug. 17 Fox and Branch

    Lindbergh Park
    3629 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee
    Thursday, July 14: 6:30-8:30 pm
    AhVantSoul with Jon Pierre Gee and Kat Webb – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

    Mitchell Park / The Domes
    524 S. Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee
    THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
    Sponsored By Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative

    July 7 Abraxes – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    July 14 Eddie Butts Band
    July 21 UIC Latin Orchestra
    July 28 The Differentials


    Mitchell Boulevard Park
    5115 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
    6:30-8:30 PM
    Supported By Story Hill Neighborhood Association

    Thur., July 21 SHAG
    Thur., Aug. 18 Saturday June Band
    Wed., Sept. 14 Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices

    Moody Park
    2200 W Burleigh Street, Milwaukee
    Thursday, Aug. 25: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Christopher’s Project – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm

    Pere Marquette Park
    900 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee
    River Rhythms By Westown Association
    WEDNESDAYS 6:00 -9:00 PM
    Happy Hour at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm

    June 8 Shonn Hinton & Shotgun
    June 15 Soul Low
    June 22 King Solomon
    June 29 The Rad Trads
    July 6 Dave McElroy
    July 13 New Age Narcissism
    July 20 52nd Street
    July 27 Cajun Strangers
    Aug. 3 5 Card Studs
    Aug. 10 Liam Ford Band
    Aug. 17 Cache
    Aug. 24 Justin Adams
    Aug. 31 Pay the Devil
    Sheridan Park
    4800 S. Lake Drive (Picnic Area 1), Milwaukee
    Thursday, August 11: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Supported By Sheridan Park Friends
    The Bluegrass All Stars

    Smith Park
    5462 N. 33rd Street, Milwaukee
    Thursday, August 4: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Christopher’s Project

    Washington Park
    1859 N. 40th Street , Milwaukee
    Wednesdays at the Shell
    WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-8:30 PM, Opening Acts: 6:00 pm
    Supported by: Washington Park Partners, Neighborhoods United for Washington Park,
    Washington Heights Neighborhood Association, and Washington Heights Rainbow Association

    July 6 Kids From Wisconsin
    July 13 Groove Therapy – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    – with Brewcity Brusiers Community Picnic
    July 20 Nabori
    July 27 KT’s Universal Love Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    Aug. 3 Terry Sims Band
    Aug. 10 Extra Crispy Brass Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    Aug. 17 Kelli and the Soulmates – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    Aug. 24 The Davis Family Band – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    Aug. 31 Peter Mulvey – WITH A.W.E. TRUCK STUDIO 6-8pm
    Wedgewood Park
    National Night Out Celebration
    7201 W. Wedgewood, Milwaukee
    Supported by: Friends of Wedgewood Park
    Monday, Aug. 1: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Our House

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