Band Shell Presents Free Summer Entertainment

Indaba Band Shell brings family-friendly performances to Milwaukee’s north side.

Free entertainment for all ages will take the stage at the Indaba Band Shell, 2450 W. North Ave. Indaba Nights, a 13-week summer concert series, will present performances every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from June 2 through Aug. 25.

The band shell, opened in 2019, is located on the grounds of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus.

“We are thrilled with the caliber of entertainers who’ll light up Indaba Nights this summer,” said Gloria Miller, St. Ann Center’s Special Events Director. “It’s been a long year, and we are looking forward to kicking up our heels, eating, dancing and spending quality time with our families and our community.”

The band shell will present a mix of local entertainers and world-class arts organizations. The Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera Company, Skylight Music Theatre and more will be featured, thanks to a partnership with the United Performing Arts Center’s UPAF Connect program.

A rotating schedule of food trucks will also be at the venue, including BeBe’s Bistro, Hot Dig-A-Dee Dog and more.

Indaba Nights will kick off on June 2, with Tejumaloa Ologboni, an internationally renowned storyteller and musician, and the Nefertari African Dance and Drum Company.

The Indaba Nights Performance lineup includes:

June

2nd: Tejumaloa Ologboni; the Nefertari African Dance/Drum Company

9th: Mahogany Soul; Joe Jordan Live and the Soul Trio

16th: The Non Prophets Band; Acoustic Blu

23rd: Cache MKE Latin American music

30th: Danceworks Dance Company; Lady Dee Jai

July

7th: Festival City Symphony; Sorry, We’re Open Band

14th: Nite N’ Day Band

21st: The Florentine Opera Company; Skylight Music Theatre Soul Review

28th: Milwaukee Ballet—Ballet Beat; Starz Dance Academy

August

4th: Skylight Music Theatre-Three Tenors MKE; Adekola Adedapo & Friends

11th: Milwaukee Black Theater Festival Living Legends (in collaboration with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre)

18th: Milwaukee Black Theater Festival Youth Night

25th: Christopher’s Project Band

To observe COVID-19 safety guidelines, guests are asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing on the grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Seating is limited.

To get regular updates on the summer performance season, visit StAnnCenter.org/Indaba; or Facebook.com/IndabaBandShell. For more information, contact Gloria Miller at 414-210-2428.

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