Memorial Union Terrace welcomes Lakefront Live starting tomorrow 

According to a recent press release, for the second year, a free summer concert experience will return to Madison — this time as a triple concert series.

The Memorial Union Terrace series, Lakefront Live, features live band performances from the UW Credit Union Terrace Stage played facing Lake Mendota to be enjoyed by audience members on paddle and watercraft.

Hosted by the Wisconsin Union’s Outdoor UW and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee, Lakefront Live will take place on the Terrace on the following dates:

  • June 8 at 6 p.m., featuring Birddog Blues Band; 
  • July 6 at 6 p.m., featuring country and blues band The Grouvin Brothers; and 
  • Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., featuring bluegrass group Cork n’ Bottle String Band.

Concertgoers can rent single or double kayaks, stand-up paddleboards — including an eight-person stand-up paddleboard called the SUPSquatch — or canoes from Outdoor UW. Each person must make a reservation to secure a spot on an Outdoor UW paddle craft for the entirety of the event.

Renters may arrive starting at 3 p.m., and all members of a party must be present to select their shared craft. Guests can make online reservations and read reservation details for the June 8, July 6, and Aug. 10 dates online.

The concert can also be enjoyed from personal watercrafts or the Memorial Union Terrace.