2017 Summer GALA in the Park Concert Series
Schedule of Events

with Presenting Sponsor

Starting Thursday, July 13th and continuing through Thursday, August 24th
Concerts held from 6:30 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. or later for some.
Concerts are held in Veteran's Memorial Park in Grafton along the Milwaukee River.


July 13th - Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz>
What is there not to love about Streetlife? 6 amazing musicians; over 25 nominations and/or WAMI wins; several national performances among all members of the band collectively, and individually; unbelievable musicianship; amazing variety of music; entertaining from start to finish - Streetlife combines a unique ability to not only play music, but to always understand that YOU come first, and that the music that they bring always needs to leave you - the audience - with something to remember and keep coming back for.

Sponsored by TBD


July 20th - Copper Box
Copper Box is a Roots/Americana Quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by Blues, Jazz, Rock, Polka and more. Based in Oshkosh, Copper Box is a genre-bending celebration of fusion roots rock that channels the rowdy communal feel of a small-town party with their refreshing, gutsy, Americana sound.

Sponsored by TBD


July 27th - Love Handle
Love Handle is a 5-piece rock and pop cover band hailing from southeastern Wisconsin. They are focused on providing great music and entertainment for a variety of audiences. Their songs are energetic hits from the 1960ís through today that will get people dancing and for those who donít dance, enjoy sitting back and listen to some great live music.

Sponsored by Cornerstone Community Bank


August 3rd - The BriTins
"A Tribute to the Beatles" On February 9, 1964, America would be introduced to a phenomenom that would ultimately change rock and roll forever. That group was called The Beatles. Milwaukee's very own BriTins recreate the era that influenced so many top groups and artists today. Join The BriTins as they play hits from the Fab Four, From "Love Me Do" to "Let It Be". Follow along on a Magical Mystery Tour of sights and sounds through that remarkable era of the 1960's, recreated on authentic Beatles gear.

Sponsored by TBD


August 10th - The Mighty Wheelhouse
WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and Bluegrass band from Madison, WI. As a full time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy seldom seen from string bands.

Sponsored by TBD


August 17th - Blaskapelle-Milwaukee
Blaskapelle Milwaukee has become one of the premiere European wind ensembles in the United States! Their band is comprised of 18 unique and talented musicians from Wisconsin and Illinois. They perform for a variety of events including: Oktoberfest celebrations, private and corporate parties, and German festivals. In 2011, they had the honor of performing at Miller Park for "German Heritage Day" which was hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB). In 2015, they headlined the first-annual Oktoberfest at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, MO. In 2016, they made their second appearance at the nationally recognized St. Charles Oktoberfest in St. Charles, MO, and performed for the first-ever HOGtoberfest Bike Night at the Harley-Davidson Museumģ.

Sponsored by TBD


August 24th - Road Trip
Road Trip today is all about capturing their audiences, reaching out to the world and showing them how to relax and have a wonderful time regardless of how difficult life can be. They love playing other artists music as well as their own. The band as opened for bigger bands including Sheryl Crowe, ZZ Top, Collective Soul, Ted Nugent, Jefferson Starship, REO Speedwagon, 38 special, Three Dog Night and Night Ranger. The band is continually recreating itself. They are always looking for the next best thing they can do to enhance the live performances.

Sponsored by Blanking Systems, Inc./Controlled Dynamics, Inc.


GALA has contracted to provide professional sound and lighting for each show. The services are being supplied by Scott Shallitz of Sound Source Productions.