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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Westown River Rhythms

Westown River Rhythms – Free Outdoor Concert Series

The 2015 summer concert series at Pere Marquette Park should be a good one if their posted schedule is any indication. Over the course of the 12 week series, the park will fill with a range of sounds from an assortment of musical genres. The free outdoor concert series will run every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. from June 10th through August 26th.

This year’s lineup again consists primarily of Milwaukee-area talent with a couple international bands also scheduled to perform on the riverside stage. The first international group to perform will be one of Ireland’s top traditional groups, FullSet, on August 12th, followed by Australia’s BROTHER who will bring their unique Celtic tribal flavor to the stage August 19th.

The full 2015 Westown River Rhythms schedule is as follows:

June 10: Painted Caves (Middle Eastern psychedelic meets California surf rock)

June 17: Uprising (pop/rock)

June 24: De La Buena (Latin American meets African diasporic)

July 1: WhiskeyBells (traditional country and Americana)

July 8: Thriftones (multiple genres)

July 15: Trapper Schoepp (Americana rock)

July 22: The Rockin’ Johnny Band (blues)

July 29: Copper Box (accordion-fueled roots rock)

August 5: Five Card Studs (soul, rock, and disco hits from the 60s and 70s)

August 12: FullSet (traditional Irish)

August 19: BROTHER (Celtic tribal)

August 26: Hugh Bob and the Hustle (heartland rock n’ roll)

Pere Marquette Park is located right on the Milwaukee River at 900 North Plankinton Avenue. For more information about Westown River Rhythms, please visit the Westown Association’s website at

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