While Milwaukee currently looks like some type of arctic hellscape, we’re trying to stay positive by remembering summer isn’t too far away. We are still doing summer this year, right? Assuming the snow melts in time, metro Milwaukee will play host dozens of festivals, block parties, and free weekly music celebrations between June and September that all help make enduring the six to eight other snowy months narrowly worthwhile. If you need to think spring—even though we’re technically about a month into spring—and summer, look no further than the lineup for a weekly outdoor music series.

Late last week, Washington Park Wednesdays quietly announced its lineup. The free mid-week music series features a wide range of local acts performing under the gorgeous Washington Park bandshell. If the scenery alone isn’t worth the trip, this year’s downright awesome list of performers certainly is. Here’s who’s playing this summer.

Wednesday, June 27 — Roll With It
Brewcity Bruisers, Abby Jeanne, and Freespace

Wednesday, July 11 — Old School Milwaukee
DJ Bizzon Dance Party and The Rep performs In The Heights

Wednesday, July 18 — Nurture The Nature with the UEC
Nickel&Rose and SistaStrings

Wednesday, July 25 — V!va Washington Park
Rumbambere Cuban Band, Danny Balderas, and Salsabrosa

Wednesday, August 1 — Ride On
No No Yeah Okay and Negative/Positive

Wednesday, August 8 — Farm To Park
Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, REYNA, and The Millbillies

Wednesday, August 15 — Live! Art
B~Free (celebrating the music of Prince) and LUXI

Wednesday, August 22 — Carnival At The Bandshell
Extra Crispy Brass Band, New South Rampart Street Paraders, Dead Man’s Carnival

Wednesday, August 29 — New School Milwaukee
The Diaspora Arkestra presented by James Julius Anderson and Tarik Moody

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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.