Milwaukee Public Market Unveils Dates for Under-Freeway Concert Series Next Week

Riverwalk Commons Concert Series Returns with Live Music and Local Food Trucks

Milwaukee, WI – June 7, 2024– The Milwaukee Public Market is proud to announce the return of the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, presented by Beer Capitol Distributing, for its third consecutive year. Uniquely situated under the I-794 freeway, this free concert series is conveniently located at the nexus of downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, adjacent to the city’s award-winning Riverwalk. Promising an exciting blend of local Milwaukee music, food, and drink, the series kicks off on Tuesday, June 11, with additional dates on select Tuesdays throughout the summer.

The lineup features a variety of local musicians, including acoustic guitarist Joe Wray, jam band The Panoptics, country artist Brecken Miles and many more.

Full Lineup:

June 11
The Panoptics

June 25
Cozy Danger

July 9
Brecken Miles

July 23
Joe Wray

August 6
Evan Christian

August 20

September 10
Learning To Fly – A Tribute to Tom Petty

September 24
Radio, Radio

Each concert begins at 6:00 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m., preceded by a happy hour featuring beverage specials beginning at 5:00 p.m. Beverage options include the Milwaukee Public Market’s Shipping Container bar and Draft & Vessel’s 1969 RK’d van, which features a retro gaming arcade on one side and serves tap beer and craft cocktails on the other. Alongside local brews and musicians, each concert will showcase a rotating selection of local food trucks such as Cocina Filipina, Roll MKE, and Sweet Smoke BBQ.

As an event focused on community gathering, the Concert Series celebrates all things Milwaukee through partnerships with organizations like Milwaukee Downtown, Downtown Neighbors Association, Milwaukee Dog Park, Historic Third Ward Association, as well as special themes throughout the series, such as 414 Night, Local Artist Night, and Downtown Employee Appreciation Week.

In addition to the concert series, Riverwalk Commons features popular outdoor pickleball courts, green spaces with park benches, access to the Milwaukee Riverwalk, and is home to the Milwaukee Public Market’s annual Harvest Festival.

“The Riverwalk Commons Concert Series perfectly demonstrates the power of community-driven spaces in urban environments and showcases the potential of activating under-freeway public areas,” said Paul Schwartz, executive director of the Milwaukee Public Market and Business Improvement District #2. “Featuring local musicians and food trucks along the picturesque Milwaukee riverfront, the concert series celebrates Milwaukee’s vibrant summer culture and is a must-attend event of the season.”

For more information about the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, please follow Riverwalk Commons on Facebook or Instagram at @RiverwalkCommonsMKE or visit

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