By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 30, 2024 at 5:56 PM Photography: Lake Park Friends Facebook

My itchy eyes and runny nose can only mean one thing this time of year: Spring has officially arrived! (And also I'm out of pollen allergy medicine.) That means we're not far from the Great Milwaukee Summer – and with summer comes all the musical and wonderful free live outdoor concert series making lively use of the newly thawed-out green spaces around the city. And they don't come much more musical and wonderful than Musical Mondays and Wonderful Wednesdays, which both announced their 2024 summer schedules today.

Both hosted in Lake Park, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd., starting in July, the free live music series will feature a variety of acts across all sorts of genres, showcasing artists from close to home as well as ones from around the nation and globe. Musical Mondays will hit the stage from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., while the more family-oriented Wonderful Wednesdays will play from 6:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. 

Here's the lineup for Lake Park's Musical Mondays summer music series:

  • July 8 – The Hungry Williams
  • July 15 – Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence
  • July 22 – Wesli
  • July 29 – R&B Cadets
  • Aug. 5 – Mokoomba
  • Aug. 12 – JigJam
  • Aug. 19 – Fountain of Youth
  • Aug. 26 – Gizzae

And here's the slate scheduled for their Wonderful Wednesdays kid-focused series:

  • July 10 – Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats
  • July 17 – The Last Bees
  • July 24 – Frogwater
  • July 31 – Susan Salidor
  • Aug. 7 – Duke Otherwise
  • Aug. 14 – Little Miss Ann
  • Aug. 21 – Fox and Branch

For more information about Musical Mondays, Wonderful Wednesdays and other fun activites happening around Lake Park this summer, check out Lake Park Friends' website. And for more free live summer music series tuning up around Milwaukee, click here.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Great Milwaukee Summer updates!

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.