A new season of outdoor concerts up this week as the Cajun Strangers play at Warner Park, the Capitol City Band performs at Rennebohm Park, and steez and DJ Nick Nice launch the new Summer Nights music series at the Majestic Theatre. The calendar also includes: talks by Sister Josephe Marie Flynn and Richard Davidson; a performance by Under the Streetlamp; and, more live music from Man Forever, Katie Powderly, and Jaill.
NOTEWORTHY: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed, 2001.
Warner Park, 6 pm
This local six-piece sates music cravings with a Cajun-spiced stew of fiddle, accordion, lap steel and bass. Simmer in the sounds at this free concert.
Mickey's Tavern, 10:30 pm
Oneida's Kid Millions fills the Willy Street watering hole with the meditative rhythms of his multi-drummer project Man Forever. Get acquainted with the group's sophomore album, Pansophical Cataract, at this show. With Spiral Joy Band and Golden Donna
NOTEWORTHY: Anti-Apartheid activist/future head of state Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison, 1964.
Overture Center's Capitol Theater, 7:30 pm
Cast members of Jersey Boys, the Four Seasons-themed Broadway musical, make up this new quartet, which sings old doo-wop, rock 'n' roll and Motown songs. Remember your youth with singers too young to remember your youth.
NOTEWORTHY: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh sentenced to death, 1997.
McFarland Library, 2 pm
The Milwaukee nun discusses Rescuing Regina, her recent book about her efforts to keep a woman from being deported to Congo, where, as an activist, she was tortured.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Folk and alt-country converge in Powderly's dreamy, earthy tunes, whose melancholy emanates a spark of hope that's as genuine as it is captivating. With Pioneer and Small Houses.
NOTEWORTHY: Venus probe Mariner 5 launched, 1967.
Exclusive Company, 6 pm
The Milwaukee-based trio unveil their jangly new Sub Pop recording, Traps, at this free in-store before performing live at Summerfest in July.
Rennebohm Park, 7 pm
The John Philip Sousa-style band begins another summer of rousing concerts. The ensemble is replete with local professionals adept at waltzes, polkas and patriotic tunes.
UW Union South's Varsity Hall, 7 pm
At this Academy Evenings event, the UW psychology and psychiatry professor discusses The Emotional Life of Your Brain, the recent book he wrote with journalist Sharon Begley. It describes various emotional "styles" that define your personality and suggests ways to change them, if you wanna.
Majestic Theatre, 10 pm
The Majestic's SummerJam series and the Orpheum's Lobby Nights event have teamed up and morphed into "Summer Nights," a four-hour extravaganza of bands and DJ sets. Funky fusion artists steez will kick off the instrumental leg of the evening, and DJ Nick Nice will helm the electronic portion. With DJ Khoa.