By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 31, 2021 at 2:11 PM

The Lowlands Group has extended its popular summer live music series at area restaurants through the month of September.

 The music series features performances from a mix of best-loved and upcoming Milwaukee musicians in genres as diverse as bluegrass, jazz pop, reggae and country. 

“Even though Labor Day weekend is already upon us, there is still plenty of summer patio weather to enjoy outdoor music,” said Eric Wagner, Lowlands Group owner. “We’ve got a great lineup of local musicians performing through the early fall, which to me is almost the best time to enjoy outdoor shows in Wisconsin.”

The full live music schedule will feature music from local artists including Acoustic Blu – Dale, Andy Braun, Sarah Day, Alyssia Dominguez, Brett Gaertner, Brooklyn Marti, Ben Mulwana, Orlando Peña, Red Rabbit, Nate Scheurell, Zach Seidl, Smoke n Mirrors, Tae, Jack Tell, and Jake Williams.

Labor Day weekend line-up

 Shows over the upcoming holiday weekend include: 

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Andy Braun  
6 p.m. at Centraal Grand Café & Tappery 

Thursday, Sept. 2

Nate Scheurell 
6 p.m. at Centraal Grand Café & Tappery

Orlando Pena 
6 p.m. at Café Benelux

Zach Seidl 
5 p.m. at Café Hollander in Mequon 

Sunday, Sept. 5

Jack Tell 
5 p.m. at Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club 

Monday, Sept. 6

Orlando Peña
5 p.m. Café Hollander on Downer 

Full live music schedule

  •  Sundays: at Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club (5 p.m.–7 p.m.)
  • Mondays: at Café Hollander Downer (5 p.m.–7 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays: at Centraal Grand Café & Tappery (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: at Centraal Grand Café & Tappery (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: at Café Hollander Mequon (5 p.m.–7 p.m.) and Centraal Grand Café & Tappery (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)

Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to order some food and chill out with a crisp rosé or refreshing bier while taking in the locally-sourced tunes during happy hour and into the evening.

 For more information and the full calendar of events, visit:

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.