Lineup announced for free Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series

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Cha Wa band portraits taken on February 19, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. © Erika Goldring.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has revealed the lineup for the fifth season of the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series. The family-friendly, free concerts, which begin Thursday, June 20, take place on Sheboygan’s City Green with events beginning at 6 p.m.

The free concerts have become a summer tradition in Sheboygan with thousands of people coming together weekly on the City Green, arranging their blankets and camp chairs, for a great musical experience. A growing lineup of food trucks and activity booths accompany the events.

The 11-concert series launches with headliner Viento Callejero bringing the newest incarnation of the Latin music movement in Los Angeles to Sheboygan. It will also feature the Shebeegeebees, winners of the Arts Center’s Get the Gig contest held earlier this year, as the opening act.

“From blues to rock ‘n’ roll to Americana to alternative country, we have a great lineup of bands for folks to enjoy all summer long,” says Angela Ramey, JMKAC’s performing arts residency coordinator. “No matter the band, no matter the music genre, these events are a fabulous night of fun for everyone…grab something to eat from a food truck, let the kids run around, work out some dance moves of your own. It’s just a lot of fun!”

While concerts are typically slated for Thursday evenings, there are a few exceptions to align with special community events. Visit for the most current concert details.

Concert Schedule

  • June 20: Viento Callejero, Cumbia, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Shebeegeebees, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 27: Jig Jam, Bluegrass/Celtic, 7:00 p.m.
    • Nicholas Raymond, 6:00 p.m.
  • July 11: The Mammals, Americana/Folk, 7:00 p.m.
    • Caley Conway, 6:00 p.m.
  • July 20: Copper Box, Cajun Swamp Rock, 11:30 a.m.
  • July 20: La Misa Negra, Latin Alternative, 2:30 p.m.
  • July 21: Chicken Wire Empire, Bluegrass, 11:00 a.m.
  • July 21: Bella’s Bartok, Klezmer/Punk/Pop, 2:00 p.m.
  • July 25: Jackie Venson, Indie/Blues, 6:00 p.m.
  • July 25: Emily Wolfe, Rock ‘n’ Roll, 7:15 p.m.
  • August 1: Low Down Brass Band Brass/Funk/Crunk, 7:00 p.m.
    • CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion, 6:00 p.m.
  • August 8: Adrian + Meredith Polka-inspired Swing/Folk, 7:00 p.m.
    • Wise Jennings, 6:00 p.m
  • August 15: OKAN, Afro Cuban, 7:00 p.m.
    • opening act—TBA 6:00 p.m.
  • August 22: Cha Wa, Mardi Gras Indian Funk, 7:00 p.m.
    • opening act—TBA 6:00 p.m.

Header photo: Cha Wa will bring a New Orleans brass band sound to the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series close on August 22. Courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center