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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee

Free Music Nights Continue Throughout Milwaukee County Parks

Whether one likes jazz, rock, hip-hop, blues or world sounds, local and national acts of every musical genre perform free over the summer throughout the Milwaukee County Parks system. Over 200 live music events are held in the parks each summer. Friends’ groups and neighborhood associations organize each park’s concert series.

Summer park concerts include Chill on the Hill, at Humboldt Park; Jazz in the Park, at Cathedral Square Park, in Downtown Milwaukee; Washington Park Wednesdays, at Washington Park; Wonderful Wednesdays and Musical Mondays, at Lake Park; River Rhythms, at Pere Marquette Park; Concerts in the Gardens, at Boerner Botanical Gardens; and Music in Mitchell Park, at Mitchell Park. Most but not all events permit carry-ins; check ahead for details.

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