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Wauwatosa’s 2023 Summer Lineup: Live Music & Outdoor Concerts

Wauwatosa's Tosa Tonight sunset with live music on the stage and sunset in the background

*Updated 6/30/2023

Grab your picnic blanket and get ready to enjoy summer evenings to the fullest — live music in Wauwatosa is back. 

There’s nothing quite like stunning sunsets, family fun, and mesmerizing outdoor music to really soak in the summertime. This year, we’re seeing numerous concert series scattered throughout our five dynamic districts, so you can make the most out of your next visit. 

Pro tip: Check out our full concert and event line-up on our website to see who’s playing local live music tonight!

Tosa Tonight

Situated within Hart Park at the Rotary Performance Pavillion, Tosa Tonight is a free outdoor summer concert series that is celebrating over 20 years of live music and entertainment in Wauwatosa. 

This family-friendly event features a diverse lineup of quality live entertainment almost every Wednesday throughout the summer at 6 pm. 

Plus, you can also support local as you sample food and beverages from the area’s most popular restaurants and businesses.

Mayfair Collection Summer Concert Series

If the combination of shopping and live music never crossed your mind, prepare to be blown away by the Mayfair Collection Summer Concert Series.

Located on the lawn in the plaza at The Mayfair Collection, this summer concert series celebrates local bands every Thursday from 6-9 pm throughout the summer. Stop by this free concert through August 16th. 

Root Common Summer Concert Series

Nestled into Tosa Village, Root Common Park will also feature a free summer outdoor concert series that you won’t want to miss. 

Stop by Root Common Summer Concert Series the third Thursday of each month through October (July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18)to enjoy outdoor live music from 6-8 pm. 

In addition to enjoying local live music, you can also support local businesses who are staying open until 8 pm for this event, including The Flannel Fox, Salamander, Shop Privy, and Tabal Chocolate.

Buckatabon Live Music

Did someone say outdoor patio and live music? Sunday Funday is back at Buckatabon

Every Summer Sunday from 4-6pm, this Tosa Village restaurant will feature up-and-coming artists on their outdoor patio while you enjoy their extensive from-scratch menu and impressive drink program. 

Hoyt Park Concerts: The Landing Summer Concerts

As if Hoyt Park couldn’t get any livelier in the summer, they’ve brought back their free, outdoor live music all weekend long. 

Check out Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park for a day in the sun with the family, and then head over to The Landing for snacks and beverages, as well as free live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5-8 pm. 

Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa. 

Header photo courtesy of @s1satya