The final concert of the Music in Mitchell Park series took place Thursday at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Music in Mitchell Park is a new concert series that offered diverse music and a free family event for residents of the Clarke Square neighborhood.
“It’s important to provide people with something to do with their families that is safe and free,” said Cathy Peltz, a board member of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI).
Peltz said the first summer has been successful. CSNI hosted four shows and is considering whether to add more shows next year.
A different band performed each week, and community organizations sponsored various activities. The Differentials played at the final concert, and Artist Working in Education provided free crafts and family photos. Two schools, Stellar Collegiate and Christ St. Peter Lutheran School, set up informational tents at the concert.
All of the musical acts have been local Milwaukee artists. Peltz said CSNI tried to provide a wide variety of genres. She added that she is proud of the diverse music and audience.
“Music brings people together and that’s why we had the idea to do this,” Peltz said. “Our mission is to create positive experiences within the neighborhood.”