Music in the Park

In 2019, Lake Park Friends is proud to present the 22nd season of Musical Mondays. Presenter Jeff Bentoff has arranged another wonderful roster of musicians to make Monday a day to look forward to in the summer. Monday concerts will begin on July 8 and will end on August 26. For current updates, check the Lake Park Friends Facebook page: Lake Park Friends Facebook.

Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of eight concerts geared for children and their families. These presentations will be held on Wednesdays beginning June 19 and ending August 14 (excluding July 3). Gillian Gosman is the volunteer organizer of the Wednesday concerts. For current updates, check out the WW concert Facebook page: LPF Wonderful Wednesdays.

Concerts will go on, rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Marcia Coles Community Room, which is in the lower level of the Lake Park Pavilion, beneath the Lake Park Bistro Restaurant (3133 E. Newberry Blvd.).

Musical Mondays concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. – View our musical lineup
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The Chicago-based, nationally celebrated singer-songwriter and gifted guitarist kicks off the 22nd season with bluegrass and folk works rooted in the journey of the common man. Robbie Fulks website.
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The all-star band of Milwaukee-based jazz musicians presents classic standards from the Great American Songbook. Mark Davis website. Donna Woodall Facebook.
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Born in Louisiana and based in Nashville, Gordon and band craft bluesy storytelling through his songs, which have been recorded by Keith Richards, Levon Helms, Lucinda Williams and others. Kevin Gordon website.
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The Milwaukee group performs a lively and unique Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz sound, exploring the textures and rhythms of Latin musics of the Americas with roots planted firmly in African Diasporic traditions. De La Buena[...]
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
A longtime Milwaukee favorite, the Cadets – fronted by John Singer, Robin Pluer and Paul Cebar – come together for an evening of deep soul, original works and more. The R&B Cadets website.
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee-based group performs original music and covers written in the Jamaican roots styles of rock steady, ska and reggae. The Tritonic’s Facebook.
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
New Orleans-style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands as well as traditional outfits such as the Olympia and Mahogany[...]
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The season ends with this Milwaukee-based duo that sister combines a classical background with R&B and a touch of gospel – delivered with thick strings harmonies between violin and cello and soulful voices. SistaStrings Facebook.
Wonderful Wednesdays concerts are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – View our musical lineup
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The whole audience will be up and moving to fun “kindie rock” music! Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish website.
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Ian Ash is inspired by the Led Zeppelin throwback of Greta Van Fleet, and the 60’s throwback of artists like JD McPherson, Megan Trainor and Pokey LaFarge. The Last Bees website.
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The MilBillies are a bluegrass band based in Milwaukee picking classic tunes and contemporary ones all bluegrass’ed up. The MilBillies Facebook.
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
This Chicago blues band is a perennial Wonderful Wednesdays favorite! Their repertoire includes both pre-war Delta blues and post-war Chicagoland blues. Cash Box Kings website.
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Family-focused traditional and original folk music to teach, engage and inspire! Fox & Branch website.
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Duke Otherwise is a Madison-based guitarist, singer, tap dancer, and wacky wordsmith with his full band.
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
The Gin Mill Jubilee serves up Milwaukee’s most spirited mix of old-timey jazz, blues and gospel. Gin Mill Jubilee on Facebook.
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Deep grooving, high energy blues, soul and funk fusion. Charles Walker Band website.

These concerts are FREE and open to the public. These enjoyable concerts are presented in cooperation with Milwaukee County Parks, with a generous donation from the Coles Family Foundation.

All concerts take place at the Lake Park Summer Stage, just south of the playground and tennis courts, near 2975 N. Lake Park Rd., which is the restroom building and Lake Park Friends office.