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:
Belgium Summer Nights LIVE Beginning Friday, May 31st from 6-9 p.m., Belgium's Community Park will feature live music and family fun for all. Food and drinks are available for purchase, and sign up for kickball! Join them again on Friday, July 12th and Friday, August 16th.
Summer Sounds in Cedarburg The 17th Season of Summer Sounds kicks off Friday, June 14th, at Cedar Creek Park with Castlecomer and special guest, Mic Over Matter, and continues every Friday through August 16th. 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!
GALA in the Park On Thursday nights at 6:30, beginning July 11th with the SenSations and running through August 22nd with The Cheap Shots, the Grafton Area Live Arts Concert Series will return to Veterans Park on the Milwaukee River. Popcorn and beverages will be for sale by the Grafton Lions, and John's Pizzaria will be serving food.
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. June 6th is Five Card Studs, July 11th is De La Buena, and August 8th is the Eddie Butts Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring two non-perishable food items for Family Sharing's Food Pantry.
Live at the Triangle in Saukville's Veteran's Park will return with 6 free concerts this summer on Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., beginning with Leroy Airmaster on June 19th, and ending with Otto Day and the Nites on August 21st. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site.
Gathering on the Green at Mequon's Rotary Park returns for its 24th year on Friday, July 12th with Lee Brice and special guest Ashley Elle, and Saturday, July 13th with Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo. For the second year, there is also a Battle of the Bands, with the top 5 Industry and local bands competing the weekend of the event.
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 15th with Xeno & Joe, and going through August 31st with Max & the Invaders.
Beanies Summer Rock the Patio concert series happens every Sunday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. from June 30th to August 25th. Grab a famous Beanies Margarita, relax, and listen to some great tunes!
Climb the hill to the iconic St. Mary's church on Fridays from noon to 12:30 for the St. John XXIII Summer Music Series: Music on the Hill! The perfect accompaniment to your lunch break, with an eclectic mix of music from June 14th to August 30th.
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 13th with Lou Menchaca Jazz Express, and continues through August 29th with Lovin' Kind.
Cedarburg Art Museum Beer Garden will have live music and food Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning on June 6th and through September 22nd, as well as during Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival, and for a Beer Garden Party on July 3rd.
the cheel Thiensville's Nepalese restaurant, located at 105 S. Main St., has live music all summer long, both in the restaurant and the baaree, the outdoor beer garden. For up to date listings, see their facebook page.
If you don't mind the drive, Sheboygan has the amazing Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series kicks off on Thursday, June 20th at 7 p.m. with Viento Callejero. Most performances are Thursday evenings beginning at 7; however, the Series also incorporates the Midsummer Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, 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 7th from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., with The Freques, Wise Jennings, No Name String Band, Red Hawks, Chris Haise Band, Brett Newski, and The Mascot Theory. 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!