Racine County offers a wide variety of outdoor music series for every one to start singing in the streets. Most of these events are free and open to the public! Here are the outdoor gigs that you won't want to miss! 

Animal Crackers Concert Series
Where: Racine Zoo, 2131 N Main St, Racine
When:   7 p.m to 9 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays.
Price: $25. Season tickets available.

  • July 11 - Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra featuring Michelle Coltrane 
  • July 25 - 'ALLSTAR GROOVES' featuring Matt Marshak, Brian Simpson & Jackiem Joyner
  • August 8 - Karrin Allyson
  • August 22 - Eric Darius & Gerald Veasley

 

B-Town Sounds 
Where: 
Echo Veterans Memorial Park, 595 Milwaukee Ave, Burlington
When: 6:30-8:30 PM on alternating Thursdays
Price: Free

  • June 14 - Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
  • June 28 - Gary Gibson (country)
  • July 12 - Bumpus (folk)
  • July 26 - The Cow Ponies (alt-country)
  • August 9 –  The Jimmies (blues)
  • August 23 - Weird Science ('80s party rock)
  • September 6 - The Dillweeds (bluegrass)
     

Hot Summer Nights
Where: MLK Community Center, 1134 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Racine
When: Every other Thursday June 14 - July 26.  6 p.m.
Price:  Free

  • June 14 - High Stakes Band
  • June 28 - The Kal Bergenthal Project
  • July 12 - Back 2 Maryland
  • July 26 - Chicken Grease
     

Music Downtown Racine
Photo Courtesy of Carl Matteson 

Music on the Monument 
Where: 
Main Street between 5th & 6th, Monument Square Downtown Racine
When: Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. during June, July, August, and September
Price: Free
People of all ages are welcomed to attend this event to enjoy live music, from mixed genres. Chairs and umbrellas are provided for your comfort and pleasure during the concerts.

  • June 15 – Paffrath & Johnson (acoustic)
  • June 22 – Free Time (blues)
  • June 29 – Full Flavor (rock)
  • July 6 – Mesnard Location (rock)
  • July 13 – Squad 51 (rock)
  • July 20 – The Sentinels (classic rock)
  • July 27 – Step-N-Out (rock)
  • August 3 – The Neptunes (rock)
  • August 10 – Touch of Gray (rock)
  • August 17 – The Jimmy Le Rose Band (rock)
  • August 24 – Bullfrog (rock)
  • August 31 – Matthew Haefel (rock)

 

Saturday Sounds on the Square 
Where: 
Main Street between 5th & 6th, Monument Square Downtown Racine
When: Saturdays at 2:00 PM
Price: Free
Saturday Sounds on the Square is a local music concert series and fun gathering on Monument Square in Downtown Racine. The square is hopping with great music and free games to try like baggo, ping-pong and more. Food and merchandise available for purchase from pop-up vendors.

  • June 23 - High Stakes Band (Blues/R&B)
  • June 30 - Karl Bergendal (Jazz)
  • July 7 - Grooveline (R&B)
  • July 14 - Nick Ramsey & The Family (Hip- Hop)
  • July 21 - Rocky Rose (Acoustic Rock)
  • July 28 - Lake Effect (Jazz)
  • August 11 - Smooth Operators (Variety)
  • August 18- Dave Braun Trio (Jazz)
  • August 25 - Loose Strings (Contemporary Chamber Music)
  • September 1 - Rocambu Jazz (Latin/ Calypso Jazz)

 

Waterford River Rhythms
Photo Courtesy of Terry Alby

Waterford River Rhythms 
Where: 
123 N. River Street,Waterford
When: Every other Thursday June 7 - August 30. 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

  • June 7 - Anthony Gomes (Blues/Rock)
  • June 21- Altered Five Blues Band (Blues)
  • July 5 - Lunch Money Bullies (Rock)
  • July 19 - Jackie Brown Band (Country/Rock)
  • August 1 - Rush Tribute Project (Rock)
  • August 16 - Steely Dane (Steely Dan Tribute)
  • August 30 - The Whiskeybelles (Americana)

Tuesday Night Thunder
Where: 522 Sixth St., Racine (Indian Motorcycle of Racine/The Nash)
When:  Every Tuesday through Aug. 28  6 to 9 p.m.
Price:  Free

  • June 5 - Squad 51
  • June 22 - The Sentinels
  • June 19 - Blues Disciples
  • June 26 - BRB
  • July 3 - To be announced
  • July 10 - Boys and Toys
  • July 17 - Touch of Gray
  • July 24 - Fall Hazard
  • July 31 - Flat Pocket
  • Aug. 7 - Matt Myers & Smooth Riders
  • Aug. 14 - Jaded by Choice
  • Aug. 21 - Kung Fu Grips
  • Aug. 28 - 89 Mojos

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