In case you missed it, the Great Milwaukee Summer is back! Approximately 8,000 festivals, music series, and fairs are set to take over the city this summer. And one of those music series, the long-running and wildly popular Jazz In The Park, just dropped its 2023 lineup.

Like years past (minus those pesky pandemic years), Jazz In The Park will set up shop in downtown’s Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St., every Thursday from June 1 through August 31—minus two weekends in July, due to Bastille Days. Happy hour runs from 5-6 p.m., and the music runs from 6-9 p.m. The series is free, though a VIP Experience—complete with “two bottles of wine, a charcuterie board, a reserved table that seats eight, and one parking pass”—is available HERE.

Food and drinks will be available on-site. As always, alcoholic beverage carry-ins are, ahem, “​discouraged​.”

Here’s the 2023 lineup!

June 1
The Group + Kavon Cortez Jones, Next Paperback Hero

June 8
B.D. Greer And The Gents

June 15
Altered Five Blues Band

June 22
Urban Empress And The Urbanites

June 29
Christopher’s Project

July 6
CNJ Latin Jazz

July 27
Bill Bonifas And Friends

August 3
Fresh Coast Jazz ft. The Jazz Men

August 10
Funk Club Wagon

August 17
Milwaukee Jazz Institute: WE SIX

August 24
CacheÌ Mke. ft. Salsabrositas Rumba Caliente

August 31
The Kal Bergendahl Project + “Come Together” (The Beatles Soulfully Reimagined)

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