Racine County offers a variety of outdoor live music for everyone with most performances free and all open to the public. Grab your family and friends and get ready to start singing and dancing! Below are the outdoor live music series you won't want to miss this summer.
Franksville Craft Beer Garden Music Series
Sponsored by Visit Racine County
The Visit Racine County Live Music Series at the Franksville Craft Beer Garden brings great live music of all varieties to every Friday and Saturday evening all season long! The Franksville Craft Beer Garden is the first and only permanent beer garden in Racine County. Every performance on the Visit Racine County Live Music Stage is FREE to attend from May 19 to October 6 at 6 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. No carry-in alcohol is permitted.
Beer Garden Hours:
Thursday 5-9 p.m.
Friday 1-9 p.m. with Live Music 6-9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. with Live Music 6-9 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Celebrating its 21st year, Music on the Monument runs Fridays, June 23 to August 25 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Monument Square in downtown Racine. This FREE summer-long concert series will feature bands from a variety of genres.
In addition, Saturday Sounds on the Square returns for the 6th year with FREE live music from various genres on Saturdays, June 24 to August 26 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Rocking along the rivers rolls again! Join the Village of Waterford for its 17th live music season of Waterford River Rhythms at Village Hall Park, located at 123 N. River Street. This concert series is FREE to attend and occurs nearly every other Thursday from June 1 to August 24 at 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Spend the day on 50 acres of pristine sand and blue water at Racine's Blue Wave certified North Beach, located a few blocks from downtown Racine. Enjoy concessions and live music nearly every Friday and Saturday under the palm trees at Racine's Beachside Oasis from the end of May through early September. Check their Facebook page for updates. Every performance is FREE to attend. There is an adjacent Kid's Cove nautical-themed playground, a picnic area and restrooms.
Invite your friends, grab your folding chairs, and enjoy the scenic view of Lake Michigan while listening to some truly amazing artists from across the U.S. and atop the charts for the Racine Zoo's 36th annual Animal Crackers Concert Series. The concert series take place on Wednesdays, July 12 and 26, and August 9 and 23 at 7 p.m. Admission fee required.
NEW! For a rocking good time this summer, Tiny Hooves Sanctuary introduces its Summer Concert Series on select Thursdays from June 8 to August 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Musicians of all genres will perform for their rescued animal family as well as human attendees in this FREE concert series. Human and animal snacks will be available for sale. Bring a chair or blanket. Sets will last at least 45 minutes. Concerts will be held at Tiny Hooves Sanctuary at 1117 N. Britton Road in Union Grove.
NEW! Introducing the Bear Paw Adventure Park Summer Concert Series featuring four large performances from well-known local and national musicians. The concerts on Saturdays, May 13 and September 16 will be parties in the parking lot and the concerts on Saturday, June 17 and Thursday, August 17 will be beach bashes at Bear Paw Adventure Park, located at 10006 7 Mile Road in Caledonia. Enjoy the music, food and beverages, and have a great time dancing in the sand and singing your heart out! Pre-sale general admission tickets are $10 each.
Proudly celebrating 101 years, the Racine Concert Band is one of the oldest concert bands in the United States providing free, public concerts of high artistic integrity. The band maintains a year-round schedule with a summer series of seven free concerts at the Racine Zoo, concerts in the Racine Unified School District high schools, and performs in the 4th Fest Parade of Greater Racine. The FREE concerts at the Racine Zoo are held every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. from July 2 to July 30, and at 7 p.m. August 6 and 13.
Celebrating its 30th year, the Music & More Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church is a mainstay of the summer cultural scene in Racine. On Thursdays at noon, local and regional performers share their talents with the community. The concerts are held Thursdays from June 8 through August 10 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. with a season finale on Friday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. The concerts are FREE to attend, though a free will offering is encouraged at each concert. All funds collected throughout the summer will benefit non-profit service agencies in Racine. Tickets for the season finale are $10. The concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church, located at 716 College Avenue in Racine.
NEW! Lawn Concerts are casual concerts on the front lawn of the church during First Fridays in Downtown Racine. They will be held on Fridays, July 7 and August 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. In addition, there will be a bonus Candlelight Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. The Lawn Concerts and Candlelight Concert are FREE to attend.
The Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band is a group comprised of musicians of all ages that has been entertaining audiences for more than 100 years! The band's repertoire is varied and includes marches, pop, rock, show tunes, classical, jazz, and swing music. Enjoy their FREE concerts at Echo Park in Burlington every Friday at 7 p.m. from June 23 through July 28. Parking is available at the Burlington Festival Grounds, 680 Milwaukee Avenue, where you can take a FREE shuttle sponsored by Fred's - Home of the World's Best Burgers - to and from the concerts.