One of the best parts of summertime in Ozaukee County is the plethora of outdoor concerts to attend. From Summer Sounds to Gathering on the Green, there's something for everyone. Here's the 2017 lineup:
Summer Sounds in Cedarburg The 15th Season of Summer Sounds kicks off Friday, June 16th, at Cedar Creek Park with indie folk rock band, Family and Friends, with special guest, Ultrasound, and continues every Friday through August 18th. Each concert begins 6:30 p.m., and there is plenty of food and drink available on site, as well as a playground for the kids nearby. Bring a blanket or chairs, find your spot, and plan on an evening of fun!
Shully's River Sounds in Thiensville will have free concerts on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-10 p.m., rain or shine, with some delicious food available, made (of course!) by Shully's, including a 12 hour Texas style pulled pork sandwich, or a 12 hour smoked brisket Banh Mi sandwich, as well as more standard outdoor food, such as hot dogs and hamburgers. June 1st is the Eddie Butts Band, July 6th is Whiskey Farm, and August 3rd is Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz. Bring two non-perishable food items for Family Sharing's Food Pantry.
GALA in the Park Concert Series returns to Veteran's Memorial Park, along the Milwaukee River in Grafton, on Thursday evenings, beginning July 13th and going through August 24th, from 6:30-9 p.m. John's Pizzaria of Grafton will be selling food on site, and the Grafton Lions will be selling popcorn and beverages.
Live at the Triangle in Saukville's Veteran's Park will have two Wednesday evenings a month covered, from 7-9:30 p.m., beginning with Saving Savannah on June 14th, and ending with Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys on August 23rd. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site.
Gathering on the Green at Mequon's Rotary Park returns for its 22nd year on Friday, July 14th with the iconic Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, and Saturday, July 15th with 2017 Grammy Award Winner for Best Dance Recording, Daya, and special guest, Vocalight, an all vocal group from Dayton, Ohio.
Newport Shores in Port Washington has bands scheduled all summer long on their outdoor stage, right on the shore of Lake Michigan, beginning on June 3rd with Midlife Oasis, and going through September 3rd with Vinyl Groove.
Nines Live on the Sunset Deck is an outdoor concert series on Thursday nights from 7- 10 p.m. at the Nines American Bistro in Mequon. The series begins on June 8th with The Breakfast Club Band, and continues through September 7th with Jenny Thiel.
Rock the Patio at Beanies happens every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Port Washington from July 9th through August 27th, beginning with Bella Musik and always featuring Beanies' famous margaritas!
Cedarburg Art Museum Beer Garden will have live music and food Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning on June 29th and through September 7th, as well as during Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival, and for a special Opening Reception on June 10th and a Garden Party on July 3rd.
If you don't mind the drive, Sheboygan has the amazing Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series kicks off on Thursday, June 22nd at 6 p.m. with Too Many Zooz. Most performances are Thursday evenings beginning at 6; however, the Series also incorporates the Midsummer Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, July 15th and 16th, on the JMK Arts Center Festival Green.
Also not too far from Oz, the Homegrown Music Festival returns to Regner Park in West Bend on Sunday, July 9th with Chicken Wire Empire, Buffalo Gospel, the Zach Pietrini Band, Listening Party, The Freques, Old American Junk, and Kyle Megna and the Monsoons. Parking is free, and a $10 donation is recommended.
To stay informed about all of the great live music happening in and around Oz, make sure to stay tuned to the Ozaukee Living Local Events Page, and subscribe to our Friday Newsletter!