Summerfest may be over, but there are still plenty of free summer concerts on tap in our local North Shore communities this summer.
In Shorewood, the Summer Sounds concert series will kick off on Wednesday, July 12. Bands from around the Milwaukee area will play free music the next four Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hubbard Park.
This week's headlining band is Random Maxx, which describes their sound as "vocal power pop." Young musicians from School of Rock will open that night.
Next week's Summer Sounds concert series will feature Five Card Studs, which according to their website, channels the "moxie of an old school Vegas-style show lounge performance. School of Rock is the opener that night as well.
On July 26, the Shorewood Intermediate School/Shorewood High School Jazz Ensemble opens for Jazz Express, a 20-piece big band.
On Aug. 2, School of Rock opens for Ian and the Dream, a power pop/rock band.
Also this week, Glendale's Music in the Glen concert series will hold its first concert in the new Johnson Controls Community Amphitheater stage at Richard E. Maslowski Glendale Community Park, 2200 W. Bender Road.
Doo Wop Daddies will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. The group plays doo-wop songs from the 1950s and 1960s.
Rebel Grace, a country cover band will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Cap'n Bob and the Banana Band will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Mr. Lucky, a swing band, plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. Concord Chamber Orchestra plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.
In Brown Deer, the Community Vibes concert series is gearing up for its second installment on Wednesday, July 19, when pop band Generation Z takes the stage at Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive. The free concert runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Indie pop band Paper Holland will headline the Community Vibes concert series on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The opening act that night will be hip hop producer and musician Q the Sun. Classic rock band Saturday June will play Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Mequon's 23rd annual Gathering on the Green event will bring Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald to Mequon Rotary Park on Friday, July 14. Tickets start at $30 for lawn seating. The following day, on July 15, a group of vocalists called Vocalight will open for Daya, a popular dance/pop artist, at Mequon Rotary Park. Tickets start at $20 for lawn seating.
In Whitefish Bay, the Village Band of Whitefish Bay, formerly known as the Whitefish Bay Community Band, will perform on July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 in Old Schoolhouse Park.
The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is preparing for the annual Sounds of Summer event on Saturday, Aug. 19 on the east end of Silver Spring Drive. Extra Crispy Brass Band opens at 5:30 p.m., followed by Rhythm Method, which covers classic rock hits from the 1970s and 1980s. The headliner, a Styx tribute band called Light Up, will play from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.