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Get your dancing shoes back on; Jazz in the Park will return on May 31. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

Jazz in the Park announces its 2018 lineup

The East Town Association this week announced its lineup for the 27th Jazz in the Park summer music festival, which returns to Cathedral Square Park from May 31 until Aug. 30.

As usual, while jazz may get the top billing in the beloved festival's name, the lineup for the weekly concert event offers a diverse collection of danceable music genres from across the globe – from funk to the Cuban-born charanga to brass band to soul to roots reggae to Latin music to bluesy Americana classics and, of course, jazz.

Here are the soulful sounds you can expect soaring out of Cathedral Square this summer:

May 31: Jazz Orgy

June 7: Charanga Agoza

June 14: Hot & Dirty Brass Band

June 21: The People Brothers Band

June 28: We Six

July 5: Sweet Sheiks

July 12-15: Bastille Days (no Jazz in the Park)

July 19: Jay Edward Blues Band

July 26: The Right Now

Aug. 2: Cache MKE

Aug. 9: Mike Mangione & The Kin

Aug. 16: Steez

Aug. 23: Unity

Aug. 30: Chicago Tribute Anthology

Jazz in the Park runs from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night, with each evening starting with happy hour drink specials from 5 to 6 p.m. Local food and drink vendors also surround the venue throughout the night in case you need to refuel after all the dancing; a full list is expected to be announced on the East Town Association's website in May.

For more summer festival announcements and news, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.


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