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Live @ the Lakefront returns in 2022 for a thirteenth season!
 

  • Overlooking Lake Michigan, at Discovery World
  • Eight concerts, running Wednesday July 13 to August 31
  • 5:30pm to 9:00pm


RAIN or SHINE! 

The RCM Maritime Committee, in partnership with Discovery World, The Bartolotta Restaurants and Harbor House, present this free concert series to the city, catering to families and a sophisticated, professional downtown audience while celebrating the diversity of Milwaukee’s rich musical tastes and traditions. The outdoor 350-seat Rotary Amphitheater plays host to some of the finest talent across genres in the area all playing their own original music. All concerts are produced for LIVE streaming on Milwaukee PBS by TV and eProduction Students at MATC/MPBS. Artists play original music... Audiences dance the night away... and everyone enjoys the beautiful Milwaukee Lakefront!! 
 

All programs are LIVE when the event occurs- then re-edited for time and re-uploaded to the MPBS webpage and YouTube site. 

Enjoy this program and all Live @ the Lakefront concerts on milwaukeepbs.org/live or subscribe to the Milwaukee PBS YouTube Channel and you won't miss a beat!

For more information, contact us! pulzk@matc.edu

Our Live at the Lakefront Summer Series 22’, features concerts from a mix of genres from eight accomplished original musical groups from around the country. 

Our naturally beautiful Lake Michigan provides an incredible background for their performances. Check out more details here: https://liveatthelakefront.com/ 

On August 24th, Live @ the Lakefront welcomes the Jay Stulo Band with Big Al Dorn!

 Named the 2021 WAMI Blues Band of the Year, Jay Stulo has been playing the blues since the late 1980’s. He has toured the nation several times and released 5 CDs. Influenced by multiple genres, Jay is not a traditional blues artist by any means, and this is not your grandfather’s blues - versatile, high energy guitar, rock-tinged hooks, and gut-bucket vocals make for a show to remember.

Joining Jay on short notice to replace the COVID-stricken Chainsmokers will be Chris Hanaway on bass guitar, Tom Hansen on drums and vocals, and special guest Big Al Dorn playing harmonica.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Supervising Student Producer: 

Ariel Campos-Jimenez

Assistant Producers: 

Katie Embertson
Jacie Griffith
Loki Martin 

*ALL MUSIC PERFORMED IS REQUIRED TO BE ARTIST-ORIGINAL AND THE LEGAL RIGHTS FOR THE MUSIC ARE HELD BY THE ARTISTS, THEIR AGENTS OR OTHER DESIGNATED ENTITY AND APPROVED FOR USE BY THE MILWAUKEE ROTARY AND DISCOVERY WORLD AS PART OF THE LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROTARY STAGE AND FOR USE BY MILWAUKEE PBS/MATC FOR LIVESTREAMING AND YOUTUBE ARCHIVAL PURPOSES. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE MUSIC RIGHTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ARTISTS AND MILWAUKEE ROTARY. MPBS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ISSUES AND IS ACTING SOLELY AS THE ONLINE DISTRIBUTION PARTNER OF THE MILWAUKEE ROTARY, THE MUSICAL ARTISTS AND THEIR APPOINTED AGENTS.
Live @ The Lakefront 2019

Nabori

Milwaukee is home to many sounds and cultures. Naborí combines musical talent from right here to down in Chicago in one band. Naborí can be described as Salsa, but the combination of multiple genes leaves the listener wanting more.

2019 Concerts Series
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Nabori
Live @ The Lakefront 2019
Nabori
Mad Rocksteady
Live @ the lakefront 2019
Mad Rocksteady
Mayer/Kirby/Mayer
Live @ the Lakefront 2019
Mayer/Kirby/Mayer
The Henhouse Prowlers
live @ the lakefront 2019
The Henhouse Prowlers
Vivo
live @ the lakefront 2019
Vivo
The Blues Disciples
LIVe @ the lakefront 2019
The Blues Disciples
Golpe Tierra
LIVE @ the lakefront 2019
Golpe Tierra

Natty Nation

Bursting with creativity, Natty Nation takes their reggae sound and pushes it to the next level. Thy take the the Rotary stage to perform their music. Since 1995 Natty Nation has been at it, grabbing listeners attention with their crafty music.

2018 Concerts Series
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Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Natty Nation
Naborí
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Naborí
Chicken Wire Empire
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Chicken Wire Empire
The Empty Pockets
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
The Empty Pockets
Henry Kapono and the Dukes on Sunday Band
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Henry Kapono and the Dukes on Sunday Band
Reverend Raven and the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Reverend Raven and the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys
VIVO
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
VIVO
Los Ciegos Del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2018
Los Ciegos Del Barrio

Natty Nation

Natty Nation has been keeping their unique reggae beats throbbing through the heartland since their inception in 1995. With original hard roots rock reggae & dub and messages of peace, love, community and spreading positive vibrations, every Natty Nation concert is a dynamic experience.

2017 Concerts Series
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Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Natty Nation
VIVO
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
VIVO
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
Mad Rocksteady
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Mad Rocksteady
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
Naborí
Live @ The Lakefront 2017
Naborí

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Bringing crowds to their feet in concert halls and clubs across North America, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, featuring Westside Andy Linderman, play original blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves served up with hot harmonica, silky sax and stinging guitar, these guys are world-class entertainers.

2016 Concerts Series
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Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
Natty Nation
The Empty Pockets
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
The Empty Pockets
Mark Croft
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
Mark Croft
Los Ciegos Del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
Los Ciegos Del Barrio
Naborí
Live @ The Lakefront 2016
Naborí

Natty Nation

Natty Nation has been keeping their unique reggae beats throbbing through the heartland since their inception in 1995. With original Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub and messages of peace, love, community, and spreading positive vibrations, every Natty Nation concert is a different experience.

2015 Concerts Series
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Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Natty Nation
Naborí
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Naborí
Trapper Schoepp
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Trapper Schoepp
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Mark Croft
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Mark Croft
Feufollet
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
Feufollet
KOJO
Live @ The Lakefront 2015
KOJO

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight-up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the Three Kings.

2014 Concerts Series
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Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2014
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys
Whiskey of the Damned
Live @ The Lakefront 2014
Whiskey of the Damned
Los Ciegos Del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2014
Los Ciegos Del Barrio
Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2014
Natty Nation
The Empty Pockets
Live @ The Lakefront 2014
The Empty Pockets

Los Ciegos del Barrio

Literally translated as "The Blind Boys of the Neighborhood", this incredible multi-genre Latin music group composed of legally blind musicians. Based in New York since 1997 and recording since 2000, their original combinations of meringue, bachata, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton and rock have been featured on three albums, that received national airplay.

2013 Concerts Series
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Los Ciegos del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2013
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2013
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
The Empty Pockets
Live @ The Lakefront 2013
The Empty Pockets
Natty Nation
Live @ The Lakefront 2013
Natty Nation

Finbar McCarthy

A native of Dublin, Finbar first started playing local pubs at 12-years-old and has since traveled the world extensively entertaining audiences with his Irish flair in such far flung places as the Nordic Concert Hall in the Faeroe Islands and Irish Emporium in Morocco. He moved his family to the US in 1992, settling in Saukville, WI, and has performed regularly throughout the country ever since.

2012 Concerts Series
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Finbar McCarthy
Live @ The Lakefront 2012
Finbar McCarthy
Naborí
Live @ The Lakefront 2012
Naborí
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Live @ The Lakefront 2012
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
R.A.S. Movement
Live @ The Lakefront 2012
R.A.S. Movement
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Live @ The Lakefront 2012
Los Ciegos del Barrio