By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 17, 2023 at 9:51 AM Photography: Jazz in the Park Facebook

The Great Milwaukee Summer is HERE! Your guide to what you'll be doing, where you'll be drinking, who you'll be hearing and how you'll be getting a sweet tan this summer is on OnMilwaukee. The Great Milwaukee Summer guide is brought to you by Educators Credit Union and Harley-Davidson Museum

Another key piece of the Great Milwaukee Summer has locked in place for 2023 as Jazz in the Park announced its lineup for its upcoming season, taking the stage in Cathedral Square Park across 12 nights from June 1 through Aug. 31. 

Hosted Thursday nights starting at 5 p.m., Jazz in the Park will showcase a fittingly jazz-centric lineup of artists this summer, surrounded as always by the bustling Downtown backdrop as well as a number of food, drink and arts vendors. 

With no further ado, here's the lineup for Jazz in the Park's 2023 summer season:

  • June 1 – The Group with openers Kavon Cortez Jones & The Next Paperback Hero
  • June 8 – B.D. Greer & The Gents 
  • June 15 – Altered Five Blues Band 
  • June 22 – Urban Empress and The Urbanites
  • June 29 – Christopher’s Project 
  • July 6 – CNJ Latin Jazz 
  • July 27 – Bill Bonifas and Friends 
  • Aug. 3 – Fresh Coast Jazz featuring The Jazz Men 
  • Aug. 10 – Funk Club Wagon 
  • Aug. 17 – Milwaukee Jazz Institute: WE SIX
  • Aug. 24 – Caché Mke. featuring Salsabrositas Rumba Caliente 
  • Aug. 31 – The Kal Bergendahl Project and "Come Together" (The Beatles Soulfully Reimagined) 

Also returning this year: the best seats in the house, courtesy of yours truly! OnMilwaukee's VIP experiences will be back at Jazz in the Park this summer, reserving fans a picnic table for groups up to eight right next to the side of the stage along with two bottles of Door Peninsula winery vino (one white and one red), a charcuterie board from Charcuter-Me, sweet dessert treats from Sweetly Baked and more – all for just $100. To purchase and lock in your OnMilwaukee VIP experience, click here

For more information on Jazz in the Park, visit the East Town Association's website. And for the rest of the free summer music series taking over Milwaukee, click here for a day-by-day guide.

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.