Grab your lawn chairs and head over to "Summer Arts in the Park" at Wisconsin Lutheran College for a free concert series

May 12, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Beginning in June, Wisconsin Lutheran College presents the annual concert series "Summer Arts in the Park" with FREE outdoor performances all summer.  Musical offerings hail from Dixieland to Ireland, from the 1940s to today, as well as a special concert by The Kids From Wisconsin.

Here is a list of performances you won't want to miss:

Howard Schneider Orchestra, Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
This versatile group of musicians specializes in the big band music of the 1940s and can play almost any request from the era. 

New South Rampart Street Paraders, Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
The adaptability and high energy of the New South Rampart Street Paraders make it one of the most appealing and crowd pleasing Dixieland groups in the Midwest. 

Fine Arts Fair and The Kids From Wisconsin, Saturday, July 1, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a full day of arts activities featuring fine art and craft booths.  A variety of continuous entertainment is provided including the Milwaukee Metro Community Concert Band (9 a.m.); Koine - Christian Contemporary (10:30 a.m.); Tina Smith (12 noon); The Kids From Wisconsin (2 p.m.); and the Gadjo Players - Jazz and Acoustic Swing (4 p.m.).

Above the Town, Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
Above the Town is the area's premiere contemporary bluegrass ensemble, blending a mixture of traditional bluegrass sounds with Celtic influences, jazz and swing. 

Lonsway & Malow, Thursday July 27, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
With more than 100 performances in 2005, Lonsway & Malow are the Midwest's hottest new country stars.  Dayna Malow was voted "2005 Country Artist of the Year" and Mark Lonsway is known by fans for his fun, boot-stomping songs. 

Leahy's Luck, August 10, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
With four recordings to their credit, Leahy's Luck has been performing Irish folk music throughout the Midwest for 12 years. 

All performances are FREE and take place outdoors on the campus courtyard located between Bluemound Road and Wisconsin Avenue at 89th Street.  Just bring your own blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the concerts.  If it rains, the concerts will be held indoors.  Concessions with food and beverages open at 5 p.m.  Wisconsin Lutheran College is an alcohol-free campus. For more information, contact the Wisconsin Lutheran College box office at (414) 443-8802.

Wisconsin Lutheran is a liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.