It’s not quite summer music series season, but it is summer music series announcement season. Today, the fine folks from Washington Park Wednesdays revealed their 2023 musical lineup. Want to know who’s playing the Washington Park Bandshell (4599 W. Lloyd St.) Wednesdays at 6 p.m. this summer? (Art, food, and other activities begin at 5 p.m.) Check out the acts (and the themed nights) below:
Venus Rising: You Win !!! + Dora Diamond, bdwthr
Viva! Washington Park: Latin Sound System + Septeto Charambo
Old School: Concord Orchestra + Wisconsin Conservatory Suzuki
Live! Art: V Funk + B.Wyzdom
Ride On: Cullah + The Florentine Opera
Carnival: Paradise Jazz Band + Shuga Blu, Prof Pinkerton’s Circus
Farm to Park: Midnight Purchase + Peter Thomas And Friends
Back to School: DuPont Brass + Scam Likely
Artists Working in Education’s (AWE) Truck Studio will also be on hand for art-enrichment activities for kids ages 4-14. Local vendors and food trucks will have plenty of food and drinks for sale throughout the eight-week series, and the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCIF) will offer free meals for kids.
“Washington Park Wednesdays continues to innovate,” says Jane Konkel, Washington Park Neighbors Board Vice President, in a press release. “This summer, we’re pushing our mission to include a role as an incubator for vendor businesses and arts organizations that includes education roles in sound technology and stage management. As a public school educator, going beyond for young people in our community is exciting and important work. We continue to offer nightly themes, incredible music, art, activities and free meals for kids. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to feel uplifted!”
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