Chill on the Hill Guide

The weekly outdoor concert series begins June 5.

The Bay View Neighborhood Association is ready to kick off its annual concert series, Chill on the Hill tonight, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. From now until August 28 every Tuesday, Chill on the Hill features live musical performances at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.).

Chill on the Hill; Photo by Carol Kraco Photography

While listening to the performance of the week, feel free to BYOP (bring your own picnic) or sample some local food vendors. This year, Hue Vietnamese, Babe’s Ice Cream, Guanajuato Mexican, Gouda Girls and Tenuta’s Italian will all be there consistently, along with some guest vendors throughout the season.

As for the exciting lineup, artists range from classical to jazz and lots in between.

Lex Allen with Bay View and Parkside Drum Line (June 5)

Bandoleer Bacall and Moth Light with The Watchbirds (June 12)

Mortgage Freeman and Telethon with Bum Alum (June 19)

Kids From Wisconsin with “Realize Your Dream” Workshop (June 22 – Special Friday Night Chill)

American Legion Band (June 26)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (July 3)

Surgeons in Heat and B~Free with Amanda Huff (July 10)

Stas Venglevski, ¡Palabra!, and Sindoolaa – World Music Night (July 17)

Hot and Dirty Brass Band and The Guanus with Milwaukee Rep Highlights from “In the Heights” – Humboldt Hustle 5K Run (July 24)

Camel Tow Truck and The Unheard Of with Two and a Half Stars (July 31)

The Trojan Horses and Negative/Positive with Half Glass Full and Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Corp – Kids and Family Night (August 7)

Xposed 4heads and The Quilz with Kinsella

Chill on the Hill; Photo by Carol Kraco Photography

Academy of Irish Dance (August 14)

Who’s Your Daddy Trio and Matchstick with Beto y Azul (August 21)

Zach Pietrini and Mike Mangione and The Kin with Trapper Schoepp (August 28)

The opening acts begin at 6 p.m. with headliners at 6:30 p.m. There is available parking on the street or $5 grass parking on dry nights. If you’re a fan of the event, feel free to stop by a BVNA tent to purchase some Chill on the Hill merchandise available each Tuesday.




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