With warm weather finally making its presence known, Milwaukee will soon be filled with the signature spring and summer sounds of motorcycles and live music played on outdoor stages. Every Thursday between the beginning of May and the end of September, one Milwaukee spot will have both bands and bikes on-site.

That confluence of concerts and choppers can be found at Harley-Davidson Museum’s “Thursday Bike Night” concert series. Bikers and non-bikers alike are invited to enjoy free concerts outside the H-D Museum (400 West Canal St.) from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday between May 2 and September 26. The series also features drink specials and food offerings from the museum’s attached MOTOR Bar and Restaurant.

The recently released lineup features a wide range of local and regional acts, including festival favorites like The Whiskeybelles, Wire & Nail, The MilBillies, and even a tribute to Tom Petty by Trapper Schoepp. You can check out the full Thursday Bike Night schedule below.

May 2 – Bruce Humphries And The Rockabilly Rebels
May 9 – Pay The Devil
May 16 – The Whiskeybelles
May 23 – Reilly
May 30 – Driveway Thriftdwellers
June 6 – Brady Lee
June 13 – Wire & Nail
June 20 – The Kingfish Band
June 27 – The Cactus Bros. Band
July 4 – Big Spoon
July 11 – The MilBillies
July 18 – Tangled Lines
July 25 – H-D Homecoming Festival
August 1 – American Progress
August 8 – Local Legends
August 15 – Doozey
August 22 – Trapper Schoepp’s Tribute to Tom Petty
August 29 – Mixtape
September 5 – Classic Alice
September 12 – Blind Fiction
September 19 – Throwback Stereo
September 26 – Big Al Wetzel Band

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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.