The Summer concerts are starting up in June at local parks. There are so many places you can enjoy a free outdoor concert this year. You can hear live music nearly every day of the summer!
Here's the interactive county park listing of all dates, so you can see what's available when you are. Then click on any line for more information about the location, time, and performers. These list only concerts, but the beer gardens at Estabrook and Hoyt Park Pool also have music on a regular basis.
Catalano Square, in the Third Ward, has Ayre in the Square, a summer music series on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30. Come as early as 4 for the market near the fountain too. That runs through 8 PM.
The Rock Sports Complex has live music at their Umbrella Bar which has a great view too. Every Saturday at 8:30 pm June through September.
Bayshore Town Center normally holds outdoor concerts in the Square on Thursdays, starting in June, 12-1:30 and again in the evening 6-8 pm. Be sure to check the events calendar, because sometimes the performers are only doing one concert.
Shorewood will again host Wednesday evening concerts at the beautiful riverfront Hubbard Park. Concerts start at 6 pm and are family friendly. Food and drink are available in the Beer Garden.
Greendale Park & Rec has weekend concerts on Saturdays during June and July at Greendale Gazebo park in the business district. The link will soon be updated with concert information.
Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation hosts ice cream socials that include music at Schoolhouse park across from the public library. June 17 and August 5 have been scheduled. They also do a "Sounds of Summer" outdoor concert on Silver Spring in downtown Whitefish Bay on August 22.
Fox Point normally does Summer Serenades at Longacre Pavilion. More information will be available on their Facebook page.
Wauwatosa has their 2015 summer concert series at the Rotary Performance Pavilion. Opening acts at 6, main performance at 7:30. Check back at this link or follow their Facebook page for more information about performers.
Brown Deer will soon announce the Community Vibes series at Brown Deer Village Park..
Oak Creek has concerts scheduled at the Oak Creek Community Center. Look to this link for updated information.
West Allis has summer band concerts at Veteran's Memorial Park, and music in the park at the Police Satellite station. Thursday June 19 & 26 are this year's dates.
COA Youth and Family Centers hosts Skyline Concert Series at Kadish Park (between the Reservoir and Commerce St) on Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30 pm, July through August. This is the most family friendly environment for concerts. You may find balloon artists, face painting, and other kid friendly activities prior to the concerts.
Colectivo Coffee hosts the Florentine Opera on Wednesdays in Riverwest & Bayview. Then you can catch them at Colectivo on the Lakefront Thursday evenings. Concerts are at 7pm beginning June 18. Colectivo at the Lakefront also has a lineup on Thursday evenings that includes Latin music groups, which alternate with the Florentine Opera.
Villa Terrace Art Museum has their usual Sunday concerts beginning June 1, at 10:30 am with their Cafe Sopra Mare open for refreshments from 10-noon. Although the music is free, you will need to pay admission to the museum, but then you can stroll the beautiful gardens and enjoy your coffee on the patio or in the courtyard.
Discovery World has Live at the Lakefront on Wednesday evenings beginning in July, running through September. This is for grown-ups only complete with adult beverages.
Enjoy our free summer music!