Free outdoor concerts and musical series in the Milwaukee area, summer 2021
Music will once again fill many Milwaukee-area parks this summer, as free concerts resume after a year of COVID-related cancellations. Plans are subject to change and other events are likely to be added.
Franklin Park concerts: 1:30 p.m., Lions Legend Park Band Shell, behind Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin. Close Enuf with Don & Phil, June 27; Vern and The Originals, July 11; British Invasion ’64, July 25; KR Bluegrass, August 8; AARPers Bizarre, August 22.
Village Nites on the Green: 7:00 p.m., Greendale Gazebo Park, 5710 Broad St., Greendale. Professor Pinkerton’s Irrelevant Orchestra, June 20; Swing Explosion, June 27; Music by the German group, July 11; Matt Miller Jazz Trio, July 18; The Cameron Webb Band, July 25; Greendale Village Concert Orchestra, August 1; Barbara and Peter, August 8; Greendale Village Concert Band, August 22.
Brews & Bites Concert Series: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. The Britins, June 22; Maple Road Blues Band, June 29; Nick Lynch Band, July 6; Wait until the morning of July 13; March of the ants, July 20; Eddie Butts Band, July 27; Doghouse Charlie, August 10; The Boogie Men, August 17.
Tuesday tribute concerts: 7-9 p.m., Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Eagles Tribute by Flight, June 8; Billy Joel Tribute by 52nd St., July 13; Tribute to the Rolling Stones by Shattered, August 10; Tribute to Neverly Brothers Rock N ‘Roll, September 14.
Live in the triangle: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Veterans Park, 100 S. Mill St., Saukville. The verdict, July 21; FM Rodeo, August 4; The Shad Lads, August 18; Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, September 1.
Music in the Glen: 6:30 p.m., Maslowski Community Park, 2200 W. Bender Road, Glendale. Jim Gaff Band, July 21; Ken Lonnquist, July 28; VIVO, August 11; Steve Beguhn, August 18.
Vibes Community Concert Series: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, Brown Deer. Smart Mouth, June 16; The Whiskeybelles, July 21.
Wednesdays by the water: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Lakefront Park, 222 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Andrea & The Mods, June 9; Andy Braun, June 16; Paddygrass, June 23; Scotch & Soda, June 30; Dirty Boogie, July 7; Vinyl Road, July 14; The Hitman, July 21; One2Many Band, July 28; Block Party, August 4; Twang Dragons, August 11.
Wednesday evening live: 7-10:30 p.m., Budweiser Pavilion, Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis Cherry Pie, June 9; The Toys, June 16; Rebel Grace, June 23; Almighty Vinyl, June 30; Generation Z, July 7; The Cheap Shots, July 14; The Love Monkeys, July 21; The Now, August 25; Bella Cain, September 1; 33 rpm, September 8; Cherry Pie, September 15; Madison County, September 22.
Beer Garden at The Corners: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Market Place, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield. Sam Ness, June 10; Ben Harold, June 17; Zach Pietrini, June 24; Michael Tinker Tierney, July 1; Bruce Humphries, July 8; 7000Apart, July 15; Ben Titus & Marcya Daneille, July 22; Kris Crow & Dani Daly, July 29; Carmen Nickerson, August 5; Nate John Herlache, August 12; Natural Satellite, August 19; Jesus Villa / Front Porch Rockers, August 26.
Concerts in the park: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 1 to August. 12. Flat Iron Park, 201 Wrigley Drive, Lac Léman.
Music at the market: 5-7 p.m., South Milwaukee Farmers Market, corner of Milwaukee and 11th Ave., South Milwaukee. Professor Pinkerton’s Irrelevant Orchestra, June 3; The Bluegrass All Stars, June 10; Sweet Shieks, June 17; Blues Addiction, June 24; Rohn Larson, July 1; The Shuga Blu Band, July 8; Jack Reed Group, July 15; Reverend Raven and CSAB, July 22; The Milbillies, July 29; Sarah Day, August 5; The Hungry Williams, August 12; Siempre Flamenco, August 19; Tom Sorce with Carol Hanzel, August 26; Soulfoot Mombits, September 2; Madtown Mannish Boys, September 9; Matthew Davies, September 16; Fanfare Extra Crispy, September 23; She is right, I am left, September 30; Val Sigal, October 7.
Nixon Park Fine Arts Center: 7 to 9 p.m., 175 E. Park Avenue, Hartland. After Hours Band, May 27; TBD, June 3; Jim Gaff, June 10; Big Spoon, June 17; Fat Andy, June 24; Ol ‘Style Skratch, July 1; Dirty Boogie, July 8; Devon Huckstep, July 15; KOJO, July 22; Hartland Community Band, July 29; Myles Wangerin, August 5; Montage, August 12; TBD, August 26, September 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Picnic in the family series of the park: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Glen Gerard Magic, July 8; David Landau King of Kids Magic, July 22; Geoff Marsh Circus Show, August 5; Wendy and DB Band, August 19.
Rhythms of the Waterford River: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Village Hall Park, 123 N. River St., Waterford. Doo-Wop Daddies, June 3; Damon Fowler, June 17; Head East, June 24; TBA, July 1; Bobby Friss, July 15; Trippin Billies, July 29; Gravity – The John Mayer Experience, August 12; Hillbilly Casino, August 26.
Waukesha Civic Band: 8:00 p.m., Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Jazz Express, July 15; Woodwind Ensembles, July 22; Brass ensembles, July 29; German group / Dixie Band, August 5; Jazz Express, August 12.
West Bend Music on Main: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Old Settler’s Park, 215 N. Main St., West Bend. Liquid Courage, June 3; The Now, June 10; FM Rodeo, June 17; Mount. Olive, June 24; Boomer Nation, July 1; Riding Shotgun, July 8; The Nix, July 15; 5 Card Studs, July 22; Cherry Pie Acoustic, July 29; Random Maxx, August 5; Left on Sunset, August 12; Totally Neon, August 19; Bootjack Road, August 26; 33 rpm, September 2.
Live @ The amp: 5-10 p.m., Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Almighty Vinyl, with Brett & the Dandys, July 16; Bootjack Road, TBD, July 30; The Boy Band Night, with The Stangs, August 13.
Music on the monument: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monument Square, Main and Sixth St., Racine. Identity Crisis, June 25; The Fourcast, July 2; Touch of Gray, July 9; Matthew Haeffel, July 16; Chicken Grease, July 23; High Stakes Band, July 30; Ghosts in the Gravel, August 6; Nick Ramsey and family, August 13; The Jimmy LeRose Band, August 20; The Eddie Muniz Project, August 27.
Sounds of summer: 6 pm-8pm 11 June-August. 27. The yard at Bayshore, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale.
Starry nights: July 9-August. 13. Gerlach / Haack Open Air Theater, Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.
Summer sounds: July 2-Sept. 10. Cedar Creek Park, Portland Road N52-W5882, Cedarburg.
Gazebo Greendale Series: 7:00 p.m. Gazebo Park, 5710 Broad St., Greendale. Pickin ‘Up Speed, June 19; Sorry, we’re open on June 26th; Piano Fondue, July 10; The British invasion, July 17; The Differentials, July 24; Zoot Suit Boogie, July 31; Liam Ford Band, August 7; TBD, August 21.
Sounds of summer: June 12-2 p.m. June-August. 28. The Yard at Bayshore, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale.
Summer Concert Series @ The Rock: 6:30 p.m., Umbrella Bar, 7900 Crystal Ridge Road, Franklin. Love Monkeys, June 5; 76 Juliet, June 12; Bootjack Road, June 19; King Salomon, June 26; Superfly, July 3; Stetsin & Lace, July 10; Michael Scott Band, July 17; Cherry Pie, July 24; Radio Radio, July 31; Detour, August 7; Road Crew, August 14; Mount. Olive, August 21; The Toys, August 28; 5 Card Studs, September 4; The Now, September 11; Launch failure, September 18.