Heart(beats) of the City

Lunchtime Concert & Food Truck Series

Wednesdays, June 5 - September 4

Red Arrow Park (920 N. Water Street)

Heart(beats) of the City Milwaukee DowntownGrab your favorite pair of sunglasses for a lunch break in Red Arrow Park! Featuring nearly a dozen local and national bands, this year's concert lineup has something for everyone. In its third season, Heart(beats) of the City powered by MGIC will once again rock your lunchbreak with get-up-and-dance music each week. Plus, we've rounded up the area's best street eats from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Concerts start at noon. So gather your coworkers and MKE It down to where the beats are bumping! 

Food truck and entertainment lineups are subject to change without advanced notice. All performances are weather-dependent.

2024 Concert Series Lineup

Rhythm Kings Heartbeats of the City

June 5

Rhythm Kings
Food Trucks: Azteca, Cocina Filipina, Denson's Catering, Pedro's South American Cuisine

The Rhythm Kings have entertained throughout the Midwest for over the 20 years. Featuring several WAMI award-winning musicians, they always put their audience first. Night after night the Rhythm King's music does the talkin'. 
Since the band's beginning, they've frequented many festivals, clubs and events throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond.  The Rhythm Kings music style includes R&B, rock, disco, jazz, blues, reggae and the hits of today and yesterday.

Failure to Launch

June 12

Failure to Launch
Food Trucks: Caravan Camper, Chucho's Red Tacos, Cocina Filipina, El Sazón Dominicano 

Failure to Launch is a popular high-energy cover band that has been rockin’ together for nearly two decades. You can expect to see a dynamic show of some of the most upbeat and danceable pop, rock, hip-hop, and country music of the past 60 years! 

Juneteenth Celebration Milwaukee

June 19 - Juneteenth Day

No concert

Please join the City of Milwaukee's Juneteenth Celebration!

Moonglow Heart(beats) of the City

June 26


Moonglow is a pop-soul band fueled by the cosmic love-vibrations emanated from moonlit drives down ethereal boulevards. The band features the dynamic vocals and keyboard playing of leader Joe, driving funky riffs from guitarist Isaac, a Pop/Soul backbeat provided by rhythm section Brent and Sterling on bass and drums, and the unmatched sultry saxophone playing provided by Tyler. Their live shows aim to get you groovin' and tug on your nostalgic heart strings.


Happy 4th of July

July 3

No concert

Have a safe and happy 4th of July week!

Jenny Thiel

July 10 

Jenny Thiel Group

This jazz vocalist adds a touch of class to everything from classic American Standards to your Pop favorites.  Jenny’s silky-smooth voice will slide right into your heart.

Milwaukee Downtown Sign

July 17

No concert

See you next week!

v funk milwaukee

July 24

V Funk

A Milwaukee-based R&B funk cover band that delivers high-powered, high-energy funk all across Wisconsin and the Midwest, since 2012.

Donna Woodall Group

July 31

Donna Woodall Group

With her unique blend of jazz, blues, soul, and pop, Donna Woodall presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance. Woodall established herself as a talented singer, bandleader, and songwriter in the Milwaukee music scene, with frequent performances at Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel, The Jazz Estate, and The Blu.

Zach Pietrini Band

August 7

Zach Pietrini Band

Zach Pietrini’s Midwestern, indie americana songwriting aesthetic is the sonic embodiment of a well-worn denim jacket. At the forefront of the Americana resurgence, Pietrini—lead vocalist and guitarist for his namesake band—takes an everyman’s approach to the genre with a knack for honest storytelling and a wistfulness that comes across in both the music and lyrics. 

kyle feerick

August 14

Kyle Feerick Band

A Midwest singer-songwriter who plays acoustic guitar and sings his own styling of original songs as well as cover tunes that everyone enjoys.

KOJO Heart(beats) of the City

Monday, August 19

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

KOJO was formed to create a blend of Caribbean music: Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, French Music Cadass, Cajun, La Comet, Candance, some Latin sounds, R&B, Rock & Pop. The members are from the islands of St Lucia, Jamaica, and Milwaukee. KOJO has won several W.A.M.I.'s for best Reggae and Ska and authentic group in Wisconsin. KOJO has played in major night clubs and festivals in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. 


tigera milwaukee

August 28


A Milwaukee-based alternative pop rock quintet taking inspiration from the Garage Rock revival of the early 00’s and Pop Rock outfits of the 70’s and 80’s. Tigera has developed a unique sound that flirts with danceable disco-adjacent grooves and over-the-top rock machismo. 

Kat and the Hurricane Heart(beats) of the City

September 4

Kat and the Hurricane

Kat and the Hurricane is a genre- and gender-bending trio from Madison, WI. Their unique blend of pop and haunting indie rock has earned them 7 Madison Area Music Awards, including being named Artist of the Year 2023. Known for their dedicated fanbase, their electrifying live shows, and their genre-defying musical experimentation, Kat and the Hurricane's newest string of genre-defying singles demonstrate that they are only just getting started. 


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