Music by the Lake

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Picture your favorite area band performing live right in front of you as you sip a cool drink in the park with your friends. The calm waters of Big Green Lake lap at the wooden pier of the Wharf only about 100 feet away from your chair. The hint of a glorious sunset plays at the lake’s horizon.

Now stop imagining! Music in Deacon Mills Park is the perfect way to spend summer in Green Lake, and it’s a very real event! Whether country, bluegrass, rock and roll, polka, jazz, or something else entirely is your favorite type of music, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Concerts in the Park series is sure to please.

Kicking off its first night on June 12 and continuing every Wednesday night through August 14, Concerts in the Park offers an eclectic mix of genres based off of favorites from previous years of the series, recommendations to the chamber, local and area bands known to rock your socks off, and much more!

Music runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features not only live entertainment, but also beverages sold by the chamber, cotton candy and popcorn by Guth’s Candy, and burgers and brats sold by North Bay Sport & Liquor.

The Chamber has announced several key dates for the 2019 series. Back by popular demand is Cajun Strangers on July 17, and local favorite Rock River Band on August 7. And no one can resist the big sounds of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band and the Ricochettes as they take the stage during Family Picnic Night on July 10.

The full Concerts in the Park schedule will be updated in 2019, and can be found by heading to or by calling the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 294-3231.

Alyssa Paulsen is a freelance writer.