Educators Credit Union presents 26th annual Jazz in the Park
Milwaukee’s premier concert series featuring robust music lineup returns to Cathedral Square Park
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 9, 2017) – Newly presented by Educators Credit Union, Jazz in the Park will return to historic Cathedral Square Park every Thursday beginning June 1 through Aug. 31. Happy hour drink specials will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. before performances take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring a variety of crowd-favorite bands and artists, the legendary concert series remains a popular hot spot for Milwaukee’s residents, workers and visitors to gather during the warm summer months.
“Educators Credit Union is thrilled to sponsor one of Milwaukee’s landmark summer events,” said Educators’ interim CEO, Linda Hoover. “Educators takes pride in supporting local events, like Jazz in the Park, that give thousands of people access to spectacular artists.”
This year’s diverse music lineup will feature a mix of genres, which include jazz, big band, funk, R&B, reggae, blues and Latin. Milwaukee-based Extra Crispy Brass Band will kick off Jazz in the Park on June 1 with high-energy New Orleans-style tunes. Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, a nine-member group based out of Barcelona, will grace the stage on June 29 with a dance-inducing performance. Combining smooth jazz and strong vocals, Milwaukee favorite Christopher’s Project will perform classic jazz melodies on July 20. Streetlife featuring Warren Wiegratz and Vivo will round out the summer concert series on Aug. 31 with contemporary jazz performances.
2017 Jazz in the Park schedule:
June 1 Extra Crispy Brass Band
June 8 Clave Y Afinque
June 15 The Rhythm Rockets
June 22 Legends of Milwaukee Jazz
June 29 Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
July 6 The Blues Disciples
July 13-16 Bastille Days
July 20 Christopher’s Project
July 27: Paul Spencer Band
Aug. 3: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Aug. 10: Salsa Manzana
Aug. 17: Fresh Faces of Milwaukee Jazz featuring Foreign Goods and Roxi Copland
Aug. 24: Incendio and Terra Guitarra
Aug. 31: Streetlife featuring Warren Wiegratz and Vivo
Established in 1991, Jazz in the Park attracts over 6,000 attendees each week and offers food and beverage options from local vendors. All proceeds from the concert series are returned to the community through neighborhood improvement programs and civic events such as the popular Cathedral Square Market and Bastille Days. For more information, including the 2017 music lineup, visit www.easttown.com or call 414.271.1416.
Jazz in the Park is presented by Educators Credit Union. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Madison Medical Affiliates, Bud Light, International Autos Group and Sendik’s Food Markets.
ABOUT JAZZ IN THE PARK
Jazz in the Park is organized by East Town Association, Inc., a nonprofit downtown Milwaukee business organization that has celebrated Jazz in the Park in Milwaukee since 1991. Proceeds from the concert series are returned to the community through neighborhood improvement programs and civic events such as the popular Cathedral Square Market and Bastille Days. Jazz in the Park is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.EastTown.com or call 414.271.1416.
ABOUT EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION
Educators Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving more than 140,000 members with branches in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties. Educators membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Southeastern Wisconsin. For more information about Educators Credit Union, visit www.ecu.com.
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