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Free summer music series guide for greater Milwaukee

Photo Gallery Gallery: Jazz in the Park Opening Night

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Good news, music fans. You can spend your entire summer budget at Summerfest and still check out live music for free all summer long.

Take your pick of jazz, rock and an array of local bands in between. Milwaukee's weekly concerts offer something for everyone. Grab some food, some friends and enjoy a free summer night with some great summer tunes.


Cafe Sopra Mare
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Mercury Courtyard - 2220 N. Terrace Ave.
All concerts begin at 10:30 a.m.
June 7 – Smooth Visions Jazz Quartet
June 14 – Peter Baime
June 21 – Alyssa Yank & Marie Warren
June 28 – 4th Street Elevator
July 5 – Toco Rico
July 12 – Bob Maynard Jazz Quartet
July 19 – William Hindin
July 26 – Lovas/Newlin/Schaub Trio
Aug. 2 – Rick Aaron & Gary Meisner
Aug. 9 – Macyn Taylor
Aug. 16 – Padilla & Miller
Aug. 23 – Kurt von Eckroth
Aug. 30 – Duo Caribbean
Sept. 6 – Joseph di Frances
Sept. 13 – Joseph Magnino
Sept. 20 – Bowing Rogue
Sept. 27 – Worldwind Jazz Trio

Fine Arts Quartet
Helen Bader Concert Hall, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., (414) 229-4308
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
May 31 - Selections from Mozart, Bach, Strauss Jr, and Debussy.
June 7 - Selections from Beethoven, Guillaume Connesson, and Debussy.
June 14 - Selections from Haydn, Williencourt, and Schubert.
June 28 - Selections from Rossini, Mozart, and David Del Tredici.

Sunday Sounds
The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., (414) 374-4766
All concerts 2-5 p.m.
May 24 – Blue Ribbon Band
May 31 – Robert Allen Jr.
June 7 – Klassik
June 14 – Kyle Feerick Band
June 21 – Evan Christian Band
June 28 – Ethan Keller Band
July 5 – The Natural Facts
July 12 – The Keanen Kopplin Band
July 19 – The Latchkeys
July 26 – Micah Olsan and The Manny
Aug. 2 – Whiskey Bells
Aug. 9 – Blue Ribbon Band
Aug. 16 – King Courteen and Greatest Lakes (split set)
Aug. 23 – Delta Routine
Aug. 30 – Saddlebrook
Sept. 6 – Dan Harvey Band

Live at Peck Pavilion
Marcus Center For The Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., (414)273-7121
All concerts at 2 p.m.
July 26 - Navy Band Great Lakes
Aug. 2 - Wauwatosa Community Jazz Band
Aug. 16 - Concord Chamber Orchestra


Hot Jazz Monday Night
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., (414) 223-2185
All concerts at 6:30 p.m.
June 1 - Joe Zarcone Quartet
June 8 - The Bel-Airs
June 15 - Generation Gap
June 22 - Frank DeMiles All-Stars
July 6 - Chris Mariani Band
July 13 - Sandra Mandella with Tom Sorce Band
July 20 - Chris Hanson Band
July 27 - Vivo
Aug. 3 - Joanna Marie with Ginni Smith, Pete Lang, Tom Torce and Brian Ford
Aug. 10 - Jack Grassel & Jill Jensen with Johnny Padilla
Aug. 17 - Chanel Le Meaux & Dapper Cads
Aug. 24 - Anita Stemper with Tom Sorce Band
Aug. 31 - Janet Planet Group

Musical Mondays
Lake Park, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd., Picnic Area 3
All concerts 6:30 p.m.
July 6 - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
July 13 - Stas!
July 20 - Randy Sabien & Don Stiernberg
July 27 - Philomusica
Aug. 3 - Paula Dewey Cabot with Connie Grauer & Kim Zick
Aug. 10 - Claudia Schmidt
Aug. 17 - John Thulin Trio
Aug. 24 - Milwaukee Chamber Choir
Aug. 31 - Aaron-Hetzel Quartet


Tuesday Bluesday
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., (414) 223-2185
All concerts at 6:30 p.m.
June 2 - Blues Disciples
June 9 - Alex Wilson Band
June 16 - Billy Flynn Band
June 23 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
July 7 - Junior Brantley with Leroy Airmaster
July 14 - Altered Five
July 21 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
July 28 - Jim Liban with Third Coast Blues Collective
Aug. 4 - Denny Geyer with Leroy Airmaster
Aug. 11 - Tweed Funk
Aug. 18 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Aug. 25 - Jim Liban with Third Coast Blues Collective
Sept. 1 - Grec Koch with Leroy Airmaster
Sept. 8 - Rockin Johnny
Sept. 15 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Sept 22. - Jim Liban with Third Coast Blues Collective
Sept. 29 - Nick Moss and Friends

Tunes on the Terrace
Trocadero Gastrobar, 1758 N. Water St., (414) 223-4100
Check the website as more details are announced.

Now We Praise
Washington Park Bandshell, 1059 N. 40th St.
6-9 p.m.
Check the website for a lineup of performers.

Chill on the Hill
Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
6 p.m., while the main acts hit the stage shortly after at 6:30 p.m.
June 2: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
June 9: The Delta Routine (opener: Bay View Middle and High School Line)
June 16 (Ladies Night): Anna Fermin (opener: Chrissy Dzioba)
June 23 (Green Night): Extra Crispy Brass Band (opener: Daley Debs Baton and Drum Corp)
June 30: American Legion Band
July 7 (Membership Appreciation Night): Painted Caves (opener: Ladies Rock)
July 14: Urban Empress & The Urbanites
July 21: The Vitrolum Republic (opener: Grasping at Straws)
July 28: Space Raft and Midwest Death Rattle (opener: Antler House)
Aug. 4 (Kids and Family Night): Rust Belt Rejects and Generation Z (opener: Humboldt Park Drum Line)
Aug. 11 (Corn Roast Night): The Carpet Baggers and Doghouse Flowers (opener: Kinsella Irish Dancers)
Aug. 18: Chief and The Size 5's (opener: The Hullmen)
Aug. 25: Greatest Lakes and Ladders (opener: New Harmony Indiana)
Sept. 1: The Living Statues and Dead Horses (opener: Stephanie Erin Brill)

Skyline Music Series brought to you by Coa Youth & Family Centers
Kadish Park, 909 E. North Ave.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information on the Skyline Music Series, click here.

July 7 – RAS Movement (Sponsored by Hupy & Abraham)
July 14 – Paul Cebar
July 21 – De La Buena (Sponsored by Direct Supply)
July 28 – Extra Crispy Brass Band
August 4 – Painted Caves (Sponsored by Park Terrace Bluff Homes)
August 11 – Chicken Wire Empire
August 18 – Urban Empress and the Urbanites

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