Village Announces Bands & Beer at “Sounds of Sussex” Event
The annual event happens three times this summer with live music, food, and now beer.
The event happens on the third Thursday of three summer months from 6-8 p.m., and due to sponsorships, it’s completely free. Local Wisconsin bands are tapped each year for the performances, and Parks and Rec Director Amy Flaherty says she tries to pick different bands to mix it up.
Annie B & the Vagabond Company – June 21
Described as a high-energy rock with a “groovy” feel, Annie B & the Vagabond Company can be seen throughout the Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin.
Andrea & the Mods Band – July 19
“The Mods came together as a 3-piece band covering the best of the 60's, 70's and pop country music,” the band’s website says.
West of East – August 16
West of East describes itself as a cross between Norah Jones and Neko case, and their style is a brand of alternative country.
“Parks and Rec provides the bands and people can bring their lawn chairs and blankets to Weyer Park,” Flaherty said. “The Rec department sells burgers and brats, and this year we’ll also be selling beer for the first time.”
Flaherty said she’s hoping to attract a large crowd the first night by also hosting a ribbon-cutting event for the recently approved Born Learning Trail in Weyer Park. The new children’s trail, sponsored by Power Test and United Way, will have new activities for parents to do with their toddlers.
And because the bands are always local and its an annual event, if you know of a band looking for a summertime gig, contact Amy Flaherty at (262) 993-5152.