East Town Association
Press Release

Jazz in the Park is Back Thursday Nights Starting June 6

Ten weeks highlighting local musicians in Cathedral Square Park

By - May 15th, 2024 07:00 am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (May 15, 2024) – Jazz in the Park, presented by Johnson Financial Group, returns to Cathedral Square Park starting Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m. For 10 weeks through August, East Town Association will host a variety of notable local musicians at the Jazz in the Park stage. In addition to weekly performances, attendees can expect a curated drink menu and popular local food truck options.

“We’re thrilled to once again use Cathedral Square Park to bring the community together and celebrate the importance of music throughout the diverse Milwaukee community,” said Eddie Sturkey, executive director of East Town Association. “Jazz in the Park has been an institution in the Milwaukee community for over 30 years and we’re proud to keep this tradition alive for another season.”

The summer concert series will open with Bonifas Electric Band featuring Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. Milwaukee’s own Bonifas is an accomplished jazz guitarist who has toured, recorded albums and jammed with the best for over 50 years. Other notable performers this season include the 2024 International Blues Challenge second place winner and best guitarist the Stephen Hull Experience on July 25, People Brothers Band on June 20 and De La Buena closing out the season on Aug. 29. Jazz in the Park is again pleased to partner with Fresh Coast Jazz Festival, performing Aug. 1.

View the full 2024 lineup below:

  • June 6:  Bonifas Electric Band featuring Brian Lynch
  • June 13: Septeto Charambó featuring Salsasobritas
  • June 20: The People Brothers Band
  • June 27: The Paul Spencer Band
  • July 25: The Stephen Hull Experience
  • Aug. 1: Fresh Coast Jazz Festival presents Marcus Adams & Friends
  • Aug. 8: Jazz Goes Dead: A Grateful Dead Night featuring Deadelijk
  • Aug. 15: Respect! A Tribute to The Queen of Soul
  • Aug. 22: Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous
  • Aug. 29: De La Buena

Jazz in the Park Side Stage Experiences are back and better than ever courtesy of Johnson Financial Group and OnMilwaukee. With five packages available for each night of the series, the experiences for up to six people include a private picnic table ‘backstage,’ one bottle of wine from Door Peninsula Winery, a charcuterie board by Lupi & Iris, treats from Sweetly Baked and access to a private restroom. Tickets for the Side Stage Experience are $80 and can be purchased here.

Jazz in the Park is fully funded by sponsors, donors and beverage sales. To support Jazz in the Park, consider purchasing a beverage from the East Town Association bar located on Kilbourn Ave. While attendees may be tempted to bring their own alcoholic beverages, it’s important to respect the event’s policy against carry-ins. This ensures compliance with Wisconsin’s liquor laws, as East Town Association holds the liquor license and liability for the event. By purchasing drinks at the bar, attendees contribute to a safer environment, making it easier to manage underage drinking and over-consumption. Plus, with affordable prices and extended happy hour discounts for East Town Association members, there’s even more reason to enjoy a drink while supporting the community. If interested in donating or becoming a sponsor, please email info@easttown.com.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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