Live Summer Outdoor Music

Summer is the best time to be outside. What better way to enjoy the summer weather than to sit back and enjoy live music?  Learn more about the many live outdoor music events in Waukesha Pewaukee (the majority listed are FREE, unless noted).

Tribute Tuesdays

Tribute Tuesdays are a monthly free music series featuring local musicians that pay tribute to amazing musicians. Concessions available, bring a chair as limited seating is available.

June -September • Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park • 6-9pm

Performances, which begin at 7pm include:
June 11:  Beach Boys Tribute
July 9: Boy Band Tribute
Aug. 13: Heart Tribute
Sept. 10: Queen Tribute


Waterfront Wednesdays

Waterfront Wednesdays are a free summer concert series held at Pewaukee Lakefront Park, with a variety of bands weekly. Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 28 • Lakefront Park  •  Pewaukee, 6-8:30pm

June 5: Block Party (Pop/Rock)
June 12: Dirty Boogie (Variety/Rock)
June 19: Vinyl Road (Classic Rock)
June 26: Liar’s Trial (Country)
July 10: Valerie B. and the Boyz (R&B/Disco)
July 17: Paddy Grass Trio (Irish)
July 24: Montage (Funk/Party)
July 31: Twang Dragons (Country)
August 7: Big Kenny in 3D (Classics/Oldies)
August 14: One2Many Band (Rock/Variety)
August 21: Johnny T-Bird and the MPs (Rhythm and Blues)
August 28: Fender Bender (Classic/Modern Rock)

Riverside Rhythms

Riverside Rhythms Waukesha

During lunch (11:30am-1pm) on Wednesdays June 5-August 28, stop by Riverside Rhythms for live music in Waukesha.  Located on the Fox Riverwalk off of Barstow Plaza (near the State building at 141 Northwest Barstow St.) in Waukesha there is different live music each week as well as a different food truck. You can also stop by many Downtown Waukesha lunch spots and bring your lunch with.


Waukesha Friday Night Live

Every Friday it’s a block party within the streets in Downtown Waukesha. Streets are closed so you can join in and eight stages of free live outdoor music. Peruse the local stores and enjoy a meal or beverages at local restaurants while you are there.

Find the full schedule and location of stages and parking locations.

Fridays • June 7-Aug. 30 • Downtown Waukesha

Summerstage at Lapham Peak

More Outdoor Arts

If you enjoy the outdoors and the arts, you might also be interested in these live outdoor art events:

Donna Lexa Memorial Art Fair – August 17

SummerStage at Lapham Peak – events every weekend June-August (see link for pricing)

Waukesha County Fair – July 17-21 (see link for pricing)

Waukesha Art Crawl – August 3

Waukesha Bluesfest – August 9-10 (see link for pricing)

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