Parks Free ‘Summer’s Best’ Concert Series Announced

Written by admin   // May 31, 2012   // 0 Comments

Park’s 105 Anniversary Party with KT and the Universal Love Band this Saturday

Come celebrate the Milwaukee County Parks 105-year Anniversary with a free day of family activities at McKinley Park on the lakefront from 11 am till 4 pm this Saturday.

Get Fit. Get Active. Get Healthy is the theme for this year’s party.

Entertainment for the daylong event is as follows:

Schedule of Events: 11 am – 4 pm

11:00 New Horizon’s Band

11:30 Sue Black, Director of Milwaukee

County Parks

& Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive

11:45 McMenamin Irish Dancers

12:15 Park’s history lesson with local

historian John Gurda

12:45 COA Youth Drum Band

1:15 Seniorgee Dancers

1:30 Improv Comedy with Pink Banana

2:00 KT and the Universal Love Band

In addition to the kick-off party this weekend, Parks has booked some incredible talent in 19 parks throughout the county.

All of the concerts are free and attendees are invited to pack up the family and picnic as they listen to the music.

Some of this year’s highlights are, but not limited to; Concerts in the Gardens at Boerner Botanical, sponsored by Wimmer Communities, The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will start the series on June 14 followed by Daryl Struermer, formerly of Genesis and the Phil Collins Band, and in addition, Sam Llanas, singer and songwriter of the BoDeans, will perform on August 16.

Washington Park will have a play for the season opener: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, a Shakespearian play put on by the Riotous Shakespeare Troupe on June 27.

Other top name talent at Washington Park includes RAS Movement with American Idol finalist Naima Adedapo, WAMI Award Winner Tweed Funk, and our hometown musician, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound.

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