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, Boney Fingers, and Avenues, along with an exciting batch of newcomers. Check out the lineup below, and buy tickets in advance, as space is limited. Here’s the lineup.

June 7: Bockenplautz
June 8: Steez
June 14: Tangled Lines
June 15: Whiskey Throttle
June 21: Devils Teeth
June 22: Undercover Organism
June 28: Rust Belt with God’s Outlaw
June 29: Max & The Invaders
July 6: Listening Party
July 12: The Exotics
July 13: Category X
July 19: Burgundy Ties
July 20: The Tritonics
July 26: Motley Brue
July 27: Maple Road
August 2: Avenues with The Bollweevils
August 3: Lackin’ Some Direction
August 9: 5 Card Studs
August 10: Midwest Death Rattle
August 16: The Grovelers with The Mighty Deerlick
August 17: Boney Fingers
August 23: The Hot And Dirty Brass Band
August 24: Brewtown Beat
August 30: Radio Radio
August 31: Keep’n It Clean

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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.