Colectivo Coffee has a wide variety of cafes spread across metro Milwaukee (and a few in Madison and Chicago), each with its own look, feel, and unique personality. However, as far as location and view are concerned, its Lakefront Cafe takes the cake. When the temperatures rise, locals and tourists flock to the inviting coffee shop at 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. to grab a beverage to enjoy before or after trips to Bradford Beach, Milwaukee Art Museum, and many other destinations. Others opt to stay put and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat out on Lakefront Cafe’s sprawling and gorgeous patio that’s just a short walk from Lake Michigan.
After a successful first summer installment in 2018, Colectivo has once again called on Milwaukee Record to put together the 2019 edition of “Friday Nite Music.” Every Friday night in June, July, and August, we’ll bring you a different Wisconsin singer-songwriter or band outside Colectivo’s Lakefront Cafe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free, all-ages concert series will begin with a June 7 performance by Myles Coyne, and will continue each and every Friday until the August 30 finale with Daydream Retrievers singer Ian Olvera. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to hear a stripped-down acoustic set by Tigernite, and performances by B~Free and Quinten Farr, Nickel & Rose, Mark Waldoch, and more.
There’s no shortage of fun things to do in the city this summer, but we’d love if you spent some of your Friday nights with us at Colectivo. The musicians are wonderful, price is right, and the location can’t be beat. Here’s the full lineup: