Music in the Park

In 2023, Lake Park Friends is proud to present the 25th season of Musical Mondays. Presenter Jeff Bentoff has arranged another fantastic and diverse roster of talented musicians to make Monday a day to look forward to in the summer. The 8 free Monday concerts will be held from July 10 to August 28. There will be a special concert on July 5 for everyone. To commemorate the 25th year, LPF commissioned a tshirt. Get yours today! Order at CafePress.

Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of 6 free concerts geared for children and their families. These presentations will be held on Wednesdays from July 12 to August 16. 

For current updates, check the Lake Park Friends Facebook page: Lake Park Friends Facebook.

Please bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages. There will be some food opportunities: The Traveling Beer Garden will be in the park from July 12 – 23. Musa Ice Cream Truck will be at Musical Mondays and Wonderful Wednesdays concerts. Mr. Nelson’s World Famous BBQ will be at Musical Mondays concerts with the exception of July 17. Milwaukee County Parks mobile Park Pub will be park’d at the Monday concerts and offer beverages for purchase.

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 with support from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, WMSE Radio 91.7FM, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and member volunteers.

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.

In the event of inclement weather, Monday concerts may 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.). Wednesday concerts will be canceled if there is inclement weather.


  • RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 10: Florentine Opera’s Mozart in the Park. The Lake Park summer concert season kicks off with a special performance by the Florentine Opera. Its Summer Studio Ensemble performs scenes from Mozart’s most beloved operas. No knowledge of opera required – it’s fun for the whole family.
  • MOVED INDOORS DUE TO RAIN AUGUST 14: JigJam. 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. Lower Level (enter from east side). Seating limited.

Musical Mondays concerts are from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Musical Mondays lineup is:

  • July 10: Black Cow. Top Milwaukee musicians reel in the jazzy side of Steely Dan with their own takes on records like Aja.
  • July 17: Feufollet. Young, vibrant Southwest Louisiana band starts with Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music and blasts off from there.
  • July 24: Jamie Breiwick Quintet (Featuring Abigail Riccards). Songs from the Great American Songbook brought to life by hard-swinging A-list Milwaukee jazz musicians and a featured vocalist.
  • July 31: Toty Ramos Sextet. Playing jazz with a Latin tinge, the Milwaukee guitarist / arranger’s new group continues where his storied La Chazz ensemble left off.
  • August 7: R&B Cadets. Revered Milwaukee super group featuring headliners Paul Cebar, Robin Pluer, John Sieger and Juli Wood playing a dance-inducing blend of originals and obscure covers.
  • August 14: JigJam. Multi-award-winning quintet from the heart of the Irish midlands blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana.
  • August 21: Bon Bon Vivant. Genre-bending New Orleans band blending singer-songwriter, jazz-inspiration, Americana and up-tempo indie dance rock that pays homage to the bawdy New Orleans sound.
  • August 28: Robbie Fulks. Grammy-nominated performer and songwriter whose career spans Americana, folk, rock and more, on the road with a new album, “Bluegrass Vacation.”

Wonderful Wednesdays concerts are from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Wonderful Wednesdays lineup is:

      • July 12: Main Street Song & Dance Troupe. Enjoy a Disney-themed performance by this nonprofit show choir, comprised of a talented group of teens 12-18 years old.
      • July 19: Duke Otherwise. Madison-based guitarist, singer, tap dancer & wacky wordsmith with his full band.
      • July 26: Little Miss Ann. Award-winning Chicago folk rock kids’ musician with a fun, interactive educational song list.
      • August 2: Fox and Branch. Their dynamic mix of old-time music, original songs and family folk music appeals to children and adults, giving everyone a chance to actively participate.
      • August 9: Susan Salidor. Award-winning children’s music composer and performer who has won multiple awards including several Parents’ Choice Awards and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award. She is joined onstage by Matt Yanny-Tillar.
      • August 16: Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish. Ms. Jen will have audiences up and moving to the “kindie rock” musical stylings of the Jellyfish, featuring songs and teachers from the Music for Aardvarks’ Milwaukee family music classes.

Music in the Park Summer Stage Location

Lake Park

Lake Park Summer Stage

Music in the Park Location for Musical Mondays (July 10-August 28) and Wonderful Wednesdays (July 12-August 16)