LIVE @ the Lakefront will feature a mix of genres from eight accomplished original musical groups from around the country. With Lake Michigan providing an incredible background for their performances, this series of free original sunset shows is sure to offer something special for all Milwaukee music fans. Concerts are held RAIN or SHINE with the performance moving indoors in the case of inclement weather.
7/11/18 Henry Kapono & the Dukes on Sunday Band
Hawaiian native and Grammy-nominated songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Henry Kapono kicks off his US tour “Welcome 2 My Paradise” with his Dukes on Sunday Band to open our 11th season! Henry’s original songs with a rock vibe celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share the joy from his home in the Islands.
7/18/18 Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin’ Altar Boys
Bringing crowds to their feet in concert halls and clubs across North America, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, featuring Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica, play original blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, hot harmonica, silky sax and stinging guitar, they’re poised to light up the lakefront.
VIVO is a contemporary Brazilian samba bossa nova jazz ensemble featuring famed Milwaukee saxophonist Warren Wiegratz, vocalist Pam Duronio, guitarist Tim Stemper, drummer Brian Dale and bassist Eric Hervey. Nominated as the 2017 WAMI Jazz Artist of the Year, VIVO will be playing songs from their 2015 CD release, This is the Time.
8/1/18 Los Ciegos del Barrio
Literally translated as “The Blind Boys of the Neighborhood,” this multi-genre Latin music group composed of legally blind musicians from New York has been taking the nation by storm since 1997 with captivating original combinations of meringue, bachata, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton and rock.
8/8/18 The Empty Pockets
Quirky and charismatic, The Empty Pockets deliver brash Rock & Roll music with unrelenting hooks, soaring vocals, honest lyrics and carefully crafted songwriting. Their driving rockabilly grooves are thick with rhythm and blues, and their thoughtful melodies and harmonies in classic pop structures have played on Triple-A and Hot AC radio stations nationwide, peaking at #25 on the Mediabase AC Chart.
8/15/18 Chicken Wire Empire
With varied musical influences such as Earl Scruggs, Jerry Garcia and Chris Thile, Chicken Wire Empire lights up audiences with their energetic bluegrass, Americana and folk inspired songs. Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene.
8/22/18 Natty Nation
Natty Nation has been keeping their unique reggae beats throbbing through the heartland since their inception in 1995. With original hard roots rock reggae & dub and messages of peace, love, community and spreading positive vibrations, every Natty Nation concert is a dynamic experience.
Naborí came together in 2005 with one goal: create the best original salsa brava for the dancing public. Their carefully crafted lyrics and polished arrangements harken back to the traditions of the salseros of old, making Naborí part of the renaissance of this genre beloved by music fans worldwide.