Looking for a lovely time in Milwaukee’s lovely Lake Park? Looking to enjoy some lovely live music in Milwaukee’s lovely Lake Park? If so, you’re in luck, because Lake Park’s free “Musical Mondays” and “Wonderful Wednesdays” concerts are back!

“Musical Mondays” begin July 26, and take place on Lake Park’s Summer Stage (just south of the playground and tennis courts) from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The kid/family-geared “Wonderful Wednesdays” begin July 28. Those shows also take place on the Summer Stage, from 6:30 – 7 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair, a picnic blanket, some snacks, and maybe something to sip! Oh, and if it rains, “Musical Mondays” concerts will be moved to the Lake Park Pavilion’s Marcia Coles Community Room, below Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. (Sorry kids, “Wonderful Wednesdays” simply won’t happen if the weather is less than wonderful.)

Here are the lineups, with descriptions from Lake Park Friends:


July 26
The Hungry Williams
Singer Kelli Gonzalez and band play jump blues and swinging R&B with a New Orleans flavor.

August 2
The Carlos Adames Group
The group’s cutting-edge mix of percussion, horns, piano and bass combines the best of Latin music and innovative jazz.

August 9
The R&B Cadets
The wonderfully eclectic Cadets are known for their mix of originals and signature covers sung by Paul Cebar, Robin Pluer and John Sieger.

August 16
The Best Westerns
Western swing with a big band beat—instrumental virtuosity and the powerful charm of classic songs old and new, from way-out West to Tin Pan Alley.

August 23
Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers
See how blue you can get when you hear Cathy’s scorching vocals and guitar backed by her troublesome band.

August 30
The Songs of Cole Porter
One of the great American songbooks brought to life by jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood and the Eric Jacobson Quintet.


July 28
Duke Otherwise
A playful wordsmith, spirited performer, skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer, Duke sings his hilarious and imaginative songs in his distinct baritone.

August 4

August 11
Little Miss Ann
Ann Torralba, who has made five family music albums, performs reinvented classics and soulful originals aimed at the entire family.

August 18
Susan Salidor
Susan is an award-winning children’s music composer and performer who will be joined onstage by longtime collaborator Matt Yanny-Tillar.

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