2018 Summer GALA in the Park Concert Series
Schedule of Events

with Presenting Sponsor

Starting Thursday, July 12th and continuing through Thursday, August 23rd
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 12th - Altered Five Blues Band>
For 16 years, Altered Five Blues Band has been winning audiences with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrelhouse grit. According to Downbeat magazine, frontman Jeff Taylor “sings powerfully” and “Jeff Schroedl’s live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity.” Blues Bytes magazine declares the group features “the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis.” ?From day one, Altered Five dared to be different. The quintet formed in 2002 and earned a reputation for its inventive arrangements and distinctive sound. Isthmus magazine called the band “a rising blues unit” and OnMilwaukee.com declared, “The group delivers the element of surprise.”

Sponsored by Partnership Bank


July 19th - Vinyl Road
Vinyl Road has a passion for Classic Rock! Three of them started jamming together in 2011 and today they are a 5 piece with an ever growing list of new (yet classic) songs to add to their sets. Their talented female vocalist join the group in 2013. Her vocals are incredible and you have to hear her in order to understand. After a few years hiatus, they are thrilled to have their male vocalist/guitarist join them again. Having two great vocalists enables them to put in a diverse selections of songs and you’ll never guess what tune is coming next.

Sponsored by TBD


July 26th - Up All Night
If you're looking to party, then look no further! Up All Night is a young high energy talented group playing the best party music spanning over seven decades! Up All Night offers a high quality performance and keeps the party going all night long! So come out to a show and join in on the fun!

Sponsored by Cornerstone Community Bank


August 2nd - Southbound
"Southbound is like the house band for the entire City of Milwukee" - The Onion. With influences by the Stones, Beatles, Allman Brothers and Led Zepplin Southbound has become Milwaukee's premier Classic Rock Tribute Band. Renowned for their blistering live shows...the band is basically a great way to spend a couple hours during the summer if you like rock music.

Sponsored by TBD


August 9th - Stetsin & Lace
The Ultimate Country Party Band! From Boot stomping classics to the hottest new country hits, Stetsin & Lace will never leave you disappointed! They'll take you back to the bonfires, the back-woods, tan legs and daisy dukes. This band understands it’s fans love of music, God and this country! So relax, unwind, escape, enjoy, dance, celebrate and live!

Sponsored by Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin


August 16th - Kid Ego
The Band is Back Together! Originally created back many many years ago, they are now back together. Playing some of the best music from artists like Van Morrison, Rick Springfield, Matchbox Twenty and many other artists from the 80's thru 2000's

Sponsored by Port Washington State Bank


August 23rd - Totally Neon
Totally Neon is a MTV 80's pop rock tribute band bringing the glitz and glam to the stage for a high energy show. Filled with classic hits and one hit wonders from the 80's, Totally Neon takes you back in time.

Sponsored by TBD


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