The 10th annual Skyline Music Series, hosted by COA Youth & Family Centers, will begin Tuesday, July 12th at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. The free, family-friendly concert series will open with a performance by the ten-piece Afro-Cubano and Latin and jazz group De La Buena, art activities for youth provided by the Riverwest Artists Association and UWM’s ArtEco program, and a variety of local food vendors.
“The tenth season of the Skyline Music Series is going to be the best yet.” says Joe Trevino, COA’s Associate Executive Director. He added “We’ve got an amazing, diverse lineup, some of Milwaukee’s premier bands – and it’s all free. I’m looking forward to seeing folks from all over the City dancing together in the park all summer long.”
Free weekly Skyline Music concerts will be held Tuesdays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through August 23rd. Milwaukee-favorite musical acts are scheduled, including Extra Crispy Brass Band (7/19), Urban Empress and the Urbanites (7/26), 5 Card Studs (8/2), Paul Cebar (8/9), King Solomon (8/16), and Ahvant Soul (8/23). Trevino explains how acts were selected. “The eclectic lineup reflects our Milwaukee community. This is for Riverwest, but also for the south side, the north side – everybody, whether you like reggae, jazz, rock, funk, or R & B.” Inclusive family-friendly activities include a jewelry making/metal crafting workshop, arts and crafting fun for the little ones, special intermission performances and diverse food trucks at every concert. Learn more and check for updates at www.coa-yfc.org/wp/skyline.
COA Executive Director Tom Schneider noted, “Ten years ago we pitched a tent in COA’s newly created Kilbourn-Kadish Park and 200 people showed up for the first concert. Each year the series grows and keeps getting better with families enjoying a picnic in the park, great music, and the amazing skyline view of Milwaukee.” Last year Skyline Music attracted more than 7,000 community members for multicultural music and art for family audiences and it is currently the only free weekly concert series serving Riverwest, Brewers Hill, Brady Street, Beerline, and Harambee neighborhoods. Skyline Music is presented this year by Allen Silverstein Law Offices, along with Kids’ Corner support from Steren McDonald’s, and concert support provided by Direct Supply, Hupy & Abraham S.C., the Patrick W. and Lois S. Cotter Fund, Brady Street BID and HIPPY Milwaukee.