summer

Mitch Teich

Now that summer seems to be here, it’s time to get out and explore what the city has to offer. And there’s a lot to see and do.

"The fortunate thing is that there is so much to do in Milwaukee in the summer that we always find new things," says Milwaukee Magazine publisher Carole Nicksin. The summer city guide issue is now available. It's packed full of information for all 14 weekends of summer.

Nicksin joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North to offer a few of her favorite suggestions to help you plot your best course of action:

http://www.gregkoch.com/

Born and raised in the area, Greg Koch still calls Milwaukee home.

Heavily influenced by his older brother’s record collection growing up, Koch plays his own hybrid of several iconic styles.  Joe Bonamassa, current guitar god in his own right, once said Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world.

In the liner notes of his first album, released in 1993, Koch described his style as, “Chet Hendrix meeting the Kings (BB, Albert and Freddie) at the first annual Zeppelin-Holdsworth Coffee Guzzlers Hoedown.”

Stephanie Lecci

Summer is here as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, go to the beach, have picnics, and plan road trips. For many in the Midwest, summertime and Six Flags naturally go together. This year a brand new roller coaster – Goliath – breaks not one, but three world records.

John Krajnak, Six Flags Marketing Director says, “this might be the best ride in our park right now…it’s the tallest and steepest drop on any wooden coaster on the planet, and it is the fastest wooden coaster on the planet at 72 miles per hour. It is a phenomenal ride.”

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After a long winter of what felt like Wisconsin’s own “Polar Vortex,” it’s time to escape from under our roofs and enjoy the longest day of the year. 

5 Great Milwaukee Spots to Imbibe the Perfect Summer Drink

Jun 6, 2014
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Each summer, Milwaukee Magazine compiles its list of what’s what in town, and among this year’s offerings is a guide to the best places for a refreshing – and alcoholic – drink this summer.