8 Weeknight Events to Check Out in Milwaukee This Summer

These recurring events are the perfect antidote to the work week humdrums.


This story is part of our Summer Guide from the June Issue of Milwaukee Magazine. To read our full guide to summer fun, order your copy today!


Monday

1. Musical Mondays

JULY 11-AUG. 29 | LAKE PARK

Bluegrass, R&B and zydeco bands will perform in stunning Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Lake Park. If you can’t make Mondays, try Wonderful Wednesdays at the same venue.

Musical Mondays at Lake Park; Photo courtesy of Lake Park Friends

Tuesday

2. Chill on the Hill

JUNE 7-AUG. 30 | HUMBOLDT PARK

The LOL, Moonglow and even the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra are just some of the talent hitting the band chalet at this Bay View gem. Carry-ins are allowed but Vine Beer Garden has brews, too.

Chill on the Hill; Photo courtesy of the Bay View Neighborhood Association

Wednesday

3. Live @ The Lakefront

JULY 13-AUG. 31 | DISCOVERY WORLD

With an epic Lake Michigan view, this is one of the prettiest live music spots in the city. Walk along the Pier Wisconsin cruise dock to take in the scene and hear the songs bounce across the water.

Photo by Chris Winters

 

 

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4. Bayshore Family Flicks 

JUNE 8-SEPT. 28 | BAYSHORE MALL

Pack your lawn chair to set up in The Yard, where the Bayshore Big Screen will be playing family-friendly movies like Encanto, The Lego Movie and more.

Bayshore Family Flicks; Photo courtesy of Bayshore

Thursday

5. Jazz in the Park

JULY 21-SEPT. 29 | CATHEDRAL SQUARE PARK

Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just jazz at this park series. The mix of rock, funk and R&B gets the crowd up on their feet and moving to the music. Food trucks provide the fuel to keep revelers going. 

Jazz in the Park; Photo courtesy of the East Town Association

6. Musica del Lago

JUNE 9-AUG. 18 | 1701 N. LINCOLN MEMORIAL DR. 

Colectivo’s lakefront coffee shop hosts this celebration of all things Latin music. It’s a chance to see the city’s finest talent in the genre while enjoying the patio’s ambiance.

Musica del Lago; Photo by Melissa Miller, courtesy of Colectivo

7. Bike Night Concert Series

THROUGH SEPT. 29 | 400 W. CANAL ST. 

Hop on your hog, rev your engines and cruise over to the Harley- Davidson Museum for live music with your fellow motorheads. All wheels welcome.

Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson Museum

Friday

8. Starry Nights

JULY 8-AUG. 12 | SHARON LYNNE WILSON CENTER

This one’s for classical music lovers, featuring concerts from the Wisconsin Philharmonic and other area musicians. BelAir Cantina is there too, serving up tacos.

Starry Nights: Photo courtesy of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

 

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s June Summer Guide issue.

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Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.