Concerts in the Park

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

A cool breeze floats across the waters of Big Green Lake as one of your favorite area bands takes the stage and cranks out their best-known hit to kick off their show. You kick back in your lawn chair, pop open a refreshing drink, and let the music take you away. Kids run barefoot across the park’s freshly mowed lawn, and the crowd sings along to the music. It’s one of the telltale signs that summer has truly come to Green Lake—the return of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Concert in the Park series. The nine-week series showcases some of the best bands in the state as well as old favorites returning for more fun.

Concert in the Park features musical talents performing a variety of genres, including jazz, blues, rock, oldies, polka, country, and more. Everyone can find something they love on Wednesday nights at Deacon Mills. All you’ll need is a lawn chair or blanket, family, and friends. You’ll find beverages and concessions for sale at the Chamber booth set up in the park as well as at the food stand outside of the neighboring North Bay Sport & Liquor.

The series takes place each Wednesday from June 17 to August 12 in Deacon Mills Park. Each band will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the exception of the annual Family Picnic Night, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Family Picnic Night takes place July 15 and will once again feature the crowd favorite University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

Be sure to put on your dancing shoes, as you never know when you’ll get the urge to dance along to some of your favorite music! For more information regarding the schedule of bands, go to .

Alyssa Paulsen is a freelance writer.