Weekly free concerts take place Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Racine’s Monument Square.
Friday’s concert series, Music on the Monument, is back for its 17th year with a new time, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays from June 14 through Aug. 30. Saturday Sounds on the Square, starting its second year, takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Saturday from June 15 through Aug. 31 (no concert on Aug. 3).
Music on the Monument lineup:
June 14: Yard Dogs — blues/rock
June 21: Earthmother — jam/rock
June 28: Matthew Haeffel — contemporary original
July 5: Fourcast — acoustic
July 12: Touch of Gray — classic rock
July 19: Sentinels — classic rock
July 26: Final Approach — classic rock
Aug. 2: Ghosts in the Gravel — acoustic
Aug. 9: Nick Ramsey and The Family — poetic funk
Aug. 16: Mesnard Location — classic rock
Aug. 23: High Stakes Band — soul/R&B
Aug. 30: Lake Effect — jazz
Saturday Sounds on the Square lineup:
June 15: Yves Francois Rocambu Jazz
June 22: Dave Braun Trio — Jazz
June 29: BRB — blues/rock
July 6: Jimmy LeRose Band — rock
July 13: Full Flavor — Latin/classic rock
July 20: Veteran’s Outreach Day — blues/rock
July 27: Chicken Grease — soul/funk
Aug. 10: Rocky Rose — contemporary/original
Aug. 17: Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane — country
Aug. 24: Bull Frog — jam/rock
Aug. 31: Squad 51 — classic rock
New to both events this year, Racine Brewing Company will be set up on Monument Square during each date selling craft beer and soda. Additional vendors will be set up as well over the course of the summer. Chairs will be provided. Dancing shoes will not.
Note: In heavy rain, concerts will be canceled without a makeup date. Check the Downtown Racine Facebook page for weather announcements. Parking can be found at the Lake Avenue Ramp (300 Lake Ave.) and the McMynn Ramp (120 Seventh St.) for $2 all day. Metered street parking is also available. For more information about Music on the Monument and Saturday Sounds on the Square, visit www.racinedowntown.com.