What’s Happening in Milwaukee

June 20, 2019


Granville B.I.D. 3rd Annual
Blues & Jazz Fest
June 21 – 23, 2019
Fri. 5-10 p.m.
Sat. Noon – 10 p.m.
Sun. Noon – 10 p.m.
The Granville Connection Lot-8633 W. Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53224
Featuring local and national Jazz and Blues acts over three days.

Alexander Zonjic’s 6th Annual
Shoreline Jazz Festival
Sat., Aug 24 – Sun., Aug 25,
Sat. 1 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sun. Noon – 8 p.m.
Heritage Landing
1050 7th St, Muskegon, MI
Featuring local and national Jazz and Blues acts over two days.

Summerfest 2019
June 26 – 30 &
Jul 2-7, 2019
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI
Presented by American Family Insurance
hosts over 800 bands and singers, plus food and family activities.
General admission $23

Jill Scott
Thursday, July 11
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A mature R&B vocalist, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott excels with slower sensual songs but is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment. Jill brings her humor, sensuality and bold voice to the Riverside Theater for an unforgettable evening.
Ticket Purchase Required

Diana Ross
with special guest Rhonda Ross
Sunday, July 14
6:30 p.m. Doors // 7:30 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar.
Ticket Purchase Required

Kids From Wisconsin
June 30 • 2 p.m.
Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever. The curtain opens in June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On”. This 51st season will feature music and artists that have stood the test of time.
This Event Is Free


Lakefront Festival of Art
June 21-23, 2019
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Lakefront Festival of Art is a funfilled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family. The festival is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more, all available in a broad range of prices.
$19 Adults
$17 Students (w/ID) & Seniors
$10 Museum Members
$25 Three-day pass
Free for Kids 12 & under
Free for Veterans and active military (w/ID)

Greek Fest 2019
June 21-23, 2019
Fri.( 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Park 8100
W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214
Experience traditional Greek culture and indulge in the famous Greek food A cultural exhibit, merchandise boutique, raffle.
Admission is Free. Paid parking at Wisconsin State Fair parking lot.

Wisconsin State Fair 2019
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 – Sun, Aug 11
Gates open at 8 a.m. -Daily
Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
7722 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI
Music, food, live animals, and exhibits
Adults (12 & over): $14
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Military/Veterans with ID: $8
Youth (ages 6-11): $8
Children (5 & under): FREE

Milwaukee Public Library

Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Celebration & Book Buffet
Wednesday, June 26 • 6-7 p.m.
Villard Square Branch
5190 N. 35th St.
Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer, May 20 – August 30, 2019, with the best books around! Pick-up or turn in your Adult Summer Reading log, enjoy a snack, and discover the best in summer reading with a buffet of books recommended by librarians and perfect for filling up your log, book by book
This Event Is Free

Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic
May 30-July 11
Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies. This exhibit highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States.
This Event Is Free

All Ages Coloring
Friday, June 28, 2-3 p.m.
Center Street Branch
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
De-stress by coloring at the Center Street Branch. Everyone from ages 0-99 and beyond is welcome to have a snack and color a picture.
This Event Is Free

Cell Phone Photography
June 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
Bay View Branch
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Learn to utilize basic photography skills on your smart phone camera at the Bay View Branch, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Saturday, June 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Instruction will focus on iPhone and Android phones.
Participants will bring and use their own device for each session.
June 29: Portraits.
This Event Is Free

Game Jam Days
Washington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Monday, June 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Zablocki Branch, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 12-7 p.m.
Professional game developers will be on hand to coach you through the process of making your own video game. We’ll have equipment and software on hand for you to use. Plus, we’ll have tons of food and there will be the chance to hang out with other video game enthusiasts. Whether or not you have any experience with coding or game design, you will find the tools and resources you need to get started on your game at a Game Jam Day. This Event Is Free