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 Jazz Series
Where: Racine Zoo, 2131 N Main St, Racine
When: 6:30-8:30 PM on alternating Thursdays
Price: $25, season tickets available at discounted prices.

  • 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 8 - Altered 5 (Blues)
  • June 22 - American Folk (Bluegrass)
  • July 6 - Eskimo Brothers (Country)
  • July 20 - Gary Gibson (Classic Country)
  • August 3 – Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
  • August 17 - Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
  • August 31 - Category X (Classic Rock)
     

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 17 – Nightwing (Rock)
  • June 24 – Free Time (Classic Rock)
  • July 1 – The Jimmy LeRose Band (Rock)
  • July 8 – Touch of Gray (60s & 70s Rock 'n Roll)
  • July 15 – The Kaye Blues Band
  • July 22 – Step-In-Out
  • July 29 – Full Flavor
  • August 5 – The Sentinels
  • August 12 – Group Therapy
  • August 19 – The Matthew Haeffel Band
  • August 26 – Twang Dragons
  • September 2 – Lake Effect

 

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 23- 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 15 - Steely Dane (Steely Dan Tribute)
  • August 30 - The Whiskeybelles (Americana)
     

Looking for more fun? Visit our Things to Do page for everything going on in Racine County!