Even though Milwaukee and its surrounding suburbs have no shortage of recurring music series, there’s always room for more free outdoor summer entertainment here in the City Of Festivals. Case in point: there’s a new weekly music series coming to Riverwest and we’re pretty darn excited about it.

“So what’s this series?” We’re glad you asked, fictional reader whose questions help to move this article along! Starting June 16—a.k.a. the Sunday after this year’s Locust Street Festival—and running every Sunday through the end of September, the aptly-named “Sunday Funday” series will bring a rotating cast of food trucks, local musicians, and other sources of entertainment to Riverwest’s Garden Park.

The recurring series is sponsored and produced by Garden Park Association, a not-for-profit organization made up of business owners and residents located on or near Locust Street. The events will run from 1-4 p.m. and there’s no cost to attend. Sunday Fundays are currently booked through the end of June, but more food vendors, musical acts, and non-food retailers are being sought. Interested parties should contact: [email protected] to inquire about getting involved.

Here’s what Garden Park Association has lined up for Sunday Funday series so far:

Sunday, June 16
Sliphorn (Food Truck – Roll MKE)

Sunday, June 23
Charles the Jazzwhisperer (Food Truck – Mini Stacked MKE)

Sunday, June 30
Polka Don and Becky (Food Truck – Buddha’s BBQ)

There’s also an Argen Faire, a Ren Faire based on and inspired by the writings of Ross Hightower and Deb Heim, slated to take place during the September 22 edition. Stay tuned for more info as the lineup fills in, or just make your way to Garden Park every Sunday this summer to enjoy some local bands and bites in the heart of Riverwest.

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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.