By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 08, 2024 at 6:01 PM Photography: Dan Garcia

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Between John Fogerty at the Amp, TLC at the State Fair and Little Big Town at Fiserv Forum, it's been a big day for concert announcements ... so let's add an announcement for a whole series of concerts! Indeed, Deer District today revealed its lineup for its outdoor summer concert series, returning for its second season of live local music in the Downtown hub.

Hosted mostly on Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. throughout the sunny season in The Beer Garden, found between The MECCA and The New Fashioned, the Deer District summer concert series will feature numerous local performers across all sorts of genres. The shows are all free and open to the public, with nearby Deer District bars and restaurants offering food and drink specials as an added bonus. 

Here's the full lineup for this year's Deer District summer outdoor concert series:

  • May 31 – Classic Alice
  • June 7 – Latin Swing Factor
  • June 14 – Wire & Nail
  • June 21 – Barbara Stephan Peter Mac Duo
  • June 28 – Bruce Humphries and the Rockabilly Rebels
  • Sunday, July 28 – Shattered: A Rolling Stones Tribute (hosted at 1 p.m.)
  • Aug. 2 – Soul Patrol
  • Aug. 16 – Chris Haise Duo
  • Aug. 23 – Joe Wray
  • Aug. 30 – Cigarette Break
  • Sept. 6 – Listening Party (hosted at 4 p.m.)
  • Sept. 13 – Mixtape
  • Sept. 20 – Xeno & Joe
  • Sept. 27 – Deep Pockets

For more information on the performances as well as the potential deals around Deer District for the series, check out their website or visit their social media. 

And for more outdoor free summer concert series news – and Milwaukee summer fun in general – stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.