By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM

We're getting desperately close to summer festival season – and in case you needed more proof than a Summerfest stage announcement every day for the past two weeks, this morning, the Westown Association announced its lineup for the 2017 River Rhythms season, presented by Miller Lite.

The upcoming season will open up at Pere Marquette Park on June 14 with Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson, complete with a pre-party and happy hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Historical Society featuring complimentary admission to its Summerfest 50th anniversary exhibit, a cash bar, giveaways and more. The free concert series will then continue in Pere Marquette Park every Wednesday until Aug. 30, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.

Here's the 2017 genre-jumping lineup:

June 14: Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson

June 21: BROTHER

June 28: Reverend Raven

July 5: No River Rhythms concert held

July 12: Chicken Wire Empire

July 19: King Solomon

July 26: Charles Walker Band

Aug. 2: Saddlebrook

Aug. 9: De La Buena

Aug. 16: Thriftones

Aug. 23: Celtica Pipes Rock

Aug. 30: Five Card Studs

For more information on River Rhythms, visit Westown's official website

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.