Music in the Park

In 2017, Lake Park Friends is proud to present the 20th season of Musical Mondays. Presenter Thallis Drake 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 3 and will end on August 28.

Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of seven concerts geared for children and their families. These presentations will be held on Wednesdays beginning June 21 and ending July 26. 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 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
UWM’s premier student brass ensemble heralds our 20th season on a classical note with works by outstanding composers, all showcasing the virtuosity of its members.
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee’s popular band of gypsy swing artists will have toes a-tapping with its infectious rhythms, familiar tunes and delightful delivery — not cooler by the lake! 4th St. Elevator website.
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
With steel drum and marimba, whatever the temperature, this outstanding duo will transport you to a distant shore where its upbeat music will fill the air with utter joy. Caribbean Eclipse on Facebook.
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Chicago’s celebrated gypsy guitarist travels north with his fellow artists to astound and enchant us with virtuoso riffs on long-loved repertoire and exciting original compositions.
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
This extraordinary quartet of mallet artists will fill our Summer Stage with an amazing array of instruments and leave you cheering their amazing dexterity and musicianship. Cream City on Facebook.
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee’s award-winning barbershop chorus will find you on your feet and cheering for its tight harmony, energetic enthusiasm and stirring songs sung straight from the heart.
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
This widely-traveled duo from Grand Rapids brings music for flute and guitar drawing on tango rhythms, world and South American folk music with charm and originality. Folias Music website.
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Songs of love, summertime, pop tunes and old favorites, these delightful local artists promise one of the coolest evenings of the series, exclusively for this Lake Park series.
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Long-time favorites at Bavarian Inn, this New Orleans style jazz band takes pride in continuing its legacy and promises a fitting ending to this 20th year of Musical Mondays.
Wonderful Wednesdays concerts are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – View our musical lineup
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Danika and Jeb are an acoustic soul duo from Nashville, Tennessee, on a national tour this summer that brings them to Milwaukee for just one show!
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Chicago bluesman Paul Kaye brings the musical heritage of America to modern audiences. A master blues guitarist and showman, Kaye performs the classics by Honeyboy Edwards, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Blake, along with his[...]
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Twang Dragons is a little bit country and a little bit rock. The quartet brings their rockabilly snap to the summer stage for the first time! Twang Dragons website.
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
This Chicago blues band is a perennial Wonderful Wednesdays favorite! Their repetoire includes both pre-war Delta blues and post-war Chicagoland blues. Cash Box Kings website.
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Iconic Milwaukee children’s folk duo Fox and Branch are well-known to Wonderful Wednesdays crowds and to families across town. Join them for classic washboard melodies and traditional sing-alongs! Fox & Branch 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 and the Astor Street Foundation.

All concerts take place at the Lake Park Summer Stage, just south of the playground and tennis courts.