Despite the dozens of festivals, block parties, and weekly outdoor music series taking place on Milwaukee soil every summer, Milwaukee Boat Line sees fit to extend the city’s celebratory spirit to the water with its annual Concert Cruise series. Fridays and Saturdays between early June and the end of August, a variety of Wisconsin bands board the Vista King to perform on the lake vessel’s poop deck while the beer and pre-mixed margaritas flow liberally for two hours.

Recently, Milwaukee Boat Line posted the lineup for its 2018 Concert Cruise series. The eclectic lot of landlubbers includes perennial boat bands like Midwest Death Rattle, 5 Card Studs, Boney Fingers, Avenues, and an exciting batch of newcomers. Check out the lineup below, and buy tickets in advance, as space is limited. Here’s the lineup. Note: A couple more band might be added as Concert Cruises draw closer.

June 8: Steez
June 15: Undercover Organism
June 16: Whiskey Throttle
June 22: The Exotics
June 23: JP Cyr & The Midnight Men
June 30: Max & The Invaders
July 6: Bockenplautz
July 7: Tangled Lines
July 13: 5 Card Studs
July 14: Boney Fingers
July 20: Burgundy Ties
July 21: Category X
July 27: The Appalachians
July 28: The Tritonics
August 3: Avenues with Major Threat
August 4: Midwest Death Rattle
August 10: Motley Brue
August 11: The Mighty Deerlick
August 17: Keep’n It Clean
August 18: Plaid Hawaii
August 24: Brewtown Beat
August 25: Maple Road

MIDWEST DEATH RATTLE – SQUARE WAVE from Ross Monagle on Vimeo.

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Tyler Maas
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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.