By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 11, 2024 at 6:01 PM Photography: Dan Garcia

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Want to hear some great-sounding news? Bayshore's Sounds of Summer is back, rocking out in 2024 with an impressive new lineup of local acts hitting The Yard this weekend and beyond. 

Hitting the stage every Friday night from 6-9 p.m., Bayshore's Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series – presented by OnMilwaukee and 96.5 WKLH – will celebrate its fifth season of stellar live music in its central open-air green space, continuing this weekend and running through the end of August. Each evening will feature food surrounding the space from local food trucks, vendors showcasing their wares, tasty brews and beverages from The Tap beer garden found right nearby, and – of course – marvelous music taking the stage each night, filling The Yard with great tunes and even greater company.

This year's performer lineup features all sorts of genres and all sorts of local favorites – from Pat McCurdy to 5 Card Studs to Chicken Wire Empire and many more. Here's the full slate of acts jamming out in The Yard for Bayshore's Sounds of Summer this year:

  • June 14 – Pat McCurdy
  • June 21 – The Britins
  • June 28 – The First Wave
  • July 5 – VO5
  • July 12 – The LoveMonkeys
  • July 19 – Eddie Butts Band
  • July 26 – 5 Card Studs
  • Aug. 2 – Chicken Wire Empire
  • Aug. 9 – De La Buena
  • Aug. 16 – Rebel Grace
  • Aug. 23 – Motown & Legends of Soul with Christopher's Project
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Sound good? For more information on the live outdoor summer music series – as well as other events and activities coming to The Yard, including gameday viewing parties on the space's big screen, summer festivals and markets, and much more – visit Bayshore's website. And for more seasonal announcements and updates – from festivals to live music series around town – stay tuned to OnMilwaukee as we enjoy another outstanding great Milwaukee summer. 

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.