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Jazz in the Park Thursday Night Lineup Announced with May 30 Kick-off

Free summer concert series in Cathedral Square Park adds new country and DJ acts

By - Apr 18th, 2019 03:13 pm
Cathedral Square Park is full of people enjoying Jazz in the Park. Photo by Melissa Miller.

Cathedral Square Park is full of people enjoying Jazz in the Park. Photo by Melissa Miller.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (April 18, 2019) – From classic jazz acts to up and coming country stars, Jazz in the Park presented by Educators Credit Union has something for everyone to enjoy on Thursday nights beginning May 30 through Aug. 29. The free concert series in Cathedral Square Park will start with the gloriously gritty and soulful Altered Five Blues Band on Thursday, May 30. Concert-goers can enjoy happy hour drink specials from 5 to 6 p.m. before the music starts up at 6 p.m. through 9 p.m.

This summer’s premier lineup features several Milwaukee natives, including Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound on June 6, Bill Bonifas Electric Band on June 13, and ‘tropidelic’ DJ Plaid Hawaii on Aug. 8, with Brew City Bass. Coming from just a short road-trip west on Aug. 1 is The Jimmy’s, a powerhouse blues group from Madison, WI.

Following a three-week break in the free summer concert series from June 27-July 11, award-winning blues band Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal will take the stage on July 18. Country hats and boots are encouraged on this new theme night as well as on Aug. 22 when the talented Abby Anderson brings some contemporary country flavor to Cathedral Square Park. Well-known Midwest favorite, Eddie Butts Band, will close the 2019 Jazz in the Park concert series on Aug. 29.

2019 Jazz in the Park Lineup:

May 30 Altered Five Blues Band
June 6 Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
June 13 Bill Bonifas Electric Band
June 20 Radio Free Honduras
June 27 – July 11 BREAK – NO SHOWS
July 18 Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
July 25 Drew Baldridge
Aug. 1 The Jimmy’s
Aug. 8 Plaid Hawaii: DJ Night with Brew City Bass
Aug. 15 The Claudettes
Aug. 22 Abby Anderson: Jazz Goes Country with FM106.1
Aug. 29 Eddie Butts Band

Established in 1991, Jazz in the Park attracts more than 5,000 concertgoers each week and offers a variety of food and beverage options from local vendors. Attendees can purchase wine, beer and cocktails from the various onsite beverage tents as alcoholic beverage carry-ins are prohibited. Proceeds from the concert series support the event and 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, visit www.easttown.com/jazz-lineup or call 414.271.1416.

Jazz in the Park is presented by Educators Credit Union. Supporting sponsors include: Madison Medical Affiliates, Bud Light, Lyft, Gruber Law Offices LLC, Benziger Family Winery, Chloe Wine Collection, Cupcake Vineyards, Elijah Craig, Deep Eddy and Lunazul.

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.

Educators Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving more than 190,000 members. Educators membership is open to anyone who lives or works in its 11-county service area. For more information about Educators Credit Union, visit www.ecu.com.

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