Music in the Park

In 2018, Lake Park Friends is proud to present the 21st 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 2 and will end on August 27. For current updates, check the Lake Park Friends Facebook page: Lake Park Friends Facebook.

Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of seven concerts geared for children and their families. These presentations will be held on Wednesdays beginning June 20 and ending August 8 (excluding July 4). 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 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Pat Donohue & The Prairie All Stars: Public radio favorites Richard Kriehn, violin, and Dan Newton, accordion, join their fellow singer-songwriter-guitarist for a rollicking show guaranteed to make you smile.
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Chicago Samba Quartet: Blazing a Brazilian trail from the Windy City’s hottest folk music stages, this energetic ensemble will have you up dancing on the grass to its infectious tunes and percussion.
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Edith’s End Celtic Band: Newest darlings of Milwaukee’s IrishFest, these youngsters will have you cheering for their unbelievable talent and right-on takes of the jigs and reels from the old country.
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
My Sweet Patootie: On tour from Ontario, Canada, this violin, guitar and drums trio will captivate you with its vintage jazz, blues, old-timer swing, clever lyrics and zany approach to music making.
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Mitch Shiner’s Jazz Trio: A bright star in the world of percussion, this vibraphone virtuoso has become a magnet for local jazz artists, two of which join him tonight for a concert of musical magic.
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Wendy Hill & Kurt Ollmann: Especially for Lake Park, these Racine natives reunite for a nostalgic night of Bernstein, plus songs from their impressive careers, with irrepressible Ryan Cappelman on keyboard.
Wonderful Wednesdays concerts are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – View our musical lineup
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee musician, Trapper Schoepp, will perform American Rock music.
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lake Park Summer Stage
Award-winning Chicago kids folk musician, Little Miss Ann, performs a fun, educational songlist.
Aug 1 @ 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 8 @ 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.

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.