By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 10, 2023 at 1:01 PM

When Rhondi Love opened Edith Cocktail Bar last spring, she had visions of someday hosting live music in the welcoming, swanky space. That time is now.

For the next three Fridays in a row, members of the Milwaukee Jazz Institute will play a live jazz concert at Edith, 228 W. Wells St., from 6 to 9 p.m. The concerts are free.


"Milwaukee Jazz Institute was a great fit for Edith because I believed that they would enhance the cocktail experience I envisioned," says Love. "I always speak about the influence cocktail bars in New Orleans had on Edith, and live jazz was the missing piece."

Here are the upcoming jazz concerts:

  • Friday, Oct. 13 – Andrew Trim and Tim Ipsen
  • Friday, Oct. 20 – Mark Davis and Clay Shaub 
  • Friday, Oct. 27 – Paul Silbergleit

"By attending this jazz series people get to experience local musicians playing their hearts out, while enjoying great cocktails," says Love. "And supporting a local nonprofit that works hard to advance jazz in the Greater Milwaukee area as well as a small business that wants to be a place where all lovers of cocktails can gather."


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.