By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 30, 2023 at 2:01 PM 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

Summer: What a concept!

Indeed, after enduring 101 variations on grey and exactly zero days of spring, the Great Milwaukee Summer has officially arrived – including Jazz in the Park, tuning up for its 2023 debut this Thursday starting at 5 p.m. in Cathedral Square Park. And if you want the best spot for one of the best events of the summer, dance your way over to OnMilwaukee's Jazz in the Park VIP Experiences

Added to Jazz in the Park last year, VIP Experiences put fans right next to the action. The packages – three available each night – reserve you a picnic table for up to eight right next to the stage and the music as well as a private Porta-Potty so you don't have to battle the lines. In case premium access wasn't enough, the packages also come with practically a pre-prepped picnic for the night with two bottles of Door Peninsula Winery wine – one red, one white – a charcuterie board courtesy of Charcuter-Me and even dessert from Sweetly Baked.

The entire VIP Experience, with the prime reserved seating, the sips and the snacks, costs $100 – or less than $15 a person in a group of eight.

To purchase a VIP Experience for your next Jazz in the Park night out, click here. You're gonna want to make your way over there double time, though; last year all of the VIP Experiences sold out before night one, and already this year several evenings' packages have all been claimed. 

As for the on-stage fun, click here for the full schedule and musical lineup for this year's Jazz in the Park. And here's to the start of another 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.