Zoo Ala Carte is one of my favorite Milwaukee festivals. It takes place at the Milwaukee County Zoo and is basically a Taste of Milwaukee. Food vendors representing over 70 restaurants and delis are set up at areas around the zoo along with stages for live entertainment.
The day started out rainy and cloudy as a very strong cold front went through SE Wisconsin. Once it passed, temperatures dropped around 15 degrees to the low 70s and high 60s with a 20 mile an hour west wind. As long as the sun was out it was tolerable, but as you can see, I started with shorts and quickly adjusted to midwest temps. The colder weather affected the crowd too. The first set was very busy but it thinned out considerably as the night wore on. BRRRR!!!
The stage I play on is called the Lakeview Stage and you can see the lake behind me in some of these pics. You never know what’s going to walk by.
As the sun went down and night fell I even had to put on shoes!
It did my heart good when Dave and Annalee showed up with her sister. I got to get Dave up on rub board for several songs.
A birthday party of babes showed up and added some much needed energy to the dwindling crowd.
All in all it was great fun at a great event. Thanks a lot to Lori the Biker Chick for selling merch, stage managing and taking some awesome photos.
Now it’s off to Florida. Yee Haw!!!