Brass Differential Band

Concerts on the Square Returns with More Music Than Ever

June 7, 2023

Downtown Wausau is hosting more concerts than ever before this summer. Organizers added musical performances to the lineup to give concertgoers an extended season of free live music starting on Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Get Ready for some Uptown Funk in Downtown Wausau

Brass Differential, a premier Green Bay party band, kicks off the 30th season of Concerts on the Square, with a New Orleans sound that features high-energy musical styles, including funk, jazz, blues, R&B and soul.

The downtown concerts have become a summer staple in Wausau, drawing crowds of nearly 3,000 each week. "We're excited to continue the tradition of Concerts on the Square for the 30th year," said Alissandra Aderholdt, executive director of Wausau Events. "There are great bands coming from out of town as well as many great local acts."

The concerts on Wausau's 400 Block run through August 30. There will be 12 concerts with various genres, from rock and pop to jazz and blues. For a full summer schedule, visit Wausau Events.

Dining in the Street WausauDining on the Street

Dining on the Street returns to Third Street on Wednesdays. Enjoy dining in the open air—on the street or sidewalks— at popular Downtown Wausau restaurants from 5  to 9 p.m. Make reservations directly at participating restaurants to ensure a seat outside.

Visit Wausau River District for more information. Dining on the Street is held in conjunction with Concerts on the Square, offering the community a chance to enjoy live music while dining al fresco.

Parking Downtown

Parking in Downtown Wausau is convenient during events, with approximately 3,500 public parking spaces in four ramps and multiple lots within walking distance. The Jefferson Street ramp at 425 N. First St. has nearly 800 parking spots. Street parking allows for two free hours on weekdays and free parking after 6 p.m. on weekends.

Click here for complete parking directions and locations, or manage parking with the Passport app.

Umbrellas up on 3rd Street

Other Upcoming June Events

Center for the Visual Arts. New exhibits are featured at the CVA starting on Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Maps & Mazes by Sophia Parr and Ray Kaselau will be on display until Aug. 12.

Kids’ Garden Party. The Marathon County Historical Society hosts My Dolly and Me: A Garden Party on Saturday, June 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Yawkey House Garden. Historical dollhouse and a collection of American Girl dolls and accessories will be on display. Reservations are welcome but not required. Cost is $5 per person.

Wings Over Wausau. On June 16 and 17, head over to the Wausau Downtown Airport for a professional airshow, kids’ activities, drone demonstrations, live music and fireworks shows on Friday and Saturday at dusk. Admission is $5 per person, and children under 12 are free. Click here for information.

Wausau Night Market. The 400 block offers a mix of local makers, farmers, live music, sidewalk dining and extended hours from surrounding businesses on Thursdays of June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. To see a lineup of vendors, visit the Wausau River District.

Whitewater Kayak Lessons. Learn to kayak from the pros on June 17 or 18 at Wausau Whitewater Park. Lessons are offered in three different levels to ages 12 and up.

Wausau Woodchucks. Take the family out to the ballpark for loads of fun. The next home game at Athletic Park is on Friday, June 9. See the schedule for more baseball games and information.

Exciting changes are happening in downtown Wausau. Wausau Opportunity Zone invites the community to stay informed by signing up for regular emails at, a site WOZ launched in 2021 to involve and engage everyone. WOZ is leading the charge toward a new era of prosperity by partnering with Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership, local governments, businesses and organizations.