The Weekly Jazz in the Park Spotlight: Milwaukee Soul and Louise’s

Milwaukee Soul helps get things started at Jazz in the Park’s 25th anniversary year. Plus: see what’s on the menu this year at Louise’s.

East Town’s Jazz in the Park celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 and Milwaukee Magazine is partnering with the iconic Downtown Milwaukee event for all sorts of giveaways and other goodies throughout the summer!

Featured Entertainment

The headlining act for June 2 — the kick-off event for this year’s weekly event — is Milwaukee Soul. The band brings back the sounds of ’60s and ’70s Motown and soul, covering the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, and many more. You can see a sampling of the band’s regular playlist here — and if reading this list doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, we’re not sure what will!

According to Milwaukee Soul’s website, “The band features the trio of Joe Jordan, Jess Moore and Marcya Daneille, each well known throughout the Midwest for their individual vocals, but together, an unstoppable force of harmony. Backed by top musicians including Theo Merriweather, Winfield Gaylor and an award winning rhythm section, Milwaukee Soul truly delivers Aretha, Chaka, Marvin, Stevie and all your ol’ school favorites.”

Find out more about the band and listen to a selection of songs at milwaukeesoul.comor catch them around town this summer at Concerts on the Green and more.

Click here for Jazz in the Park’s full 2016 entertainment lineup.

Louise's+LogoVendor of the Week

One of the best things about Jazz in the Park is being able to check out so many great Milwaukee vendors in one place. And a longtime staple of Jazz in the Park’s dining offerings is none other than Louise’s.

Among the many great offerings at Louise’s are:

  • Pizza!
    • Full pie ($17 – $21)
    • By the slice ($5.50)

    Short Rib Panini ($8.50)

  • Asparagus Risotto ($5)
    • add lobster & shrimp or short rib ($4)
  • Homemade Gnocci with Gorgonzola Cream ($5)
  • Strawberry Tiramisu ($3)
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cannoli (2 for $3)
  • Frozen Margarita ($7.50)

If you don’t catch them at their Jazz in the Park tent, swing over to the restaurant just across the park on Jefferson St. for their full menu of amazing Italian dishes.

Keep an eye out on Milwaukee Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter and at for giveaways and contests all summer long!