Musical Mondays, Wonderful Wednesdays at Lake Park
Lake Park comes alive for the annual summer concerts on Monday and Wednesday from July 11 to August 11. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The 24th season of Lundis Musicaux will feature the lively sounds of an eclectic mix of artists:
Robbie Fulks, the Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer, and guitarist whose early solo work helped define the “alternative country” movement of the 1990s beginning. His music of later years harkens back, in part, to his early bluegrass days; De La Buena Fivethe Milwaukee ensemble founded by David Wake and Cecilio Negron Jr., which performs a unique Afro-Cuban Latin jazz sound.
R&B Cadetsled by Paul Cebar, Robin Pluer and John Sieger, who get together for the occasional gig with a mix of originals and obscure covers; SistaStrings go home. The Ross sisters of Milwaukee, Chauntee on fiddle and Monique on cello, who recently moved to Nashville. They will also support Brandi Carlile, on August 5 at the Fiserv Forum; Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha will bring a unique vision of this regional music from southern Louisiana.
Caribbean, whose music is based on Surinamese rhythms, with a touch of jazz. The members have performed with Antonio Hart, Angelique Kidjo and Pat Metheny; Fareed Haque Trioled by the guitarist who has played with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Zawinul and Sting.
Completing the series is The Sam Belton Experience. Milwaukee jazz drummer, educator and entrepreneur, Belton played with acclaimed pianist and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery (brother of guitar legend Wes) during his years in Milwaukee. Belton and his band will present an evening honoring the music of the late Montgomery.
Wonderful Wednesdays, which focus on children and their families, runs from July 13 to August 1. 17.
Artists include: Extra Crispy Fanfare; Susan Salidor with Matt Yanny-Tillar; Mrs. Jen and the jellyfish with David Weinstone Music for Aardvarks and other mammals; singer-guitarist-tap dancer Duke otherwise; longtime local folk duo Fox & Branch and Little Miss Annewhich interprets reinvented classics and moving originals.
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