Last Saturday was one for the books as The Celebrated Workingman took to the high seas (well, to Lake Michigan) to kick off the Milwaukee Boat Line’s Concert Cruise Series. The maiden voyage of this year’s Concert Cruise Series also happened to fall on the lead singer Mark Waldoch’s birthday. With a handmade back drop, Christmas lights and birthday hats galore, the mood was set for celebrating the beloved Milwaukee band’s return to boat and stage. The crowd was treated to new music, old favorites like Love is Getting Your Way, as well as some surprise covers, this photographer’s favorite being Mark’s rendition of the Mercer/Mancini classic Moon River. The beloved ballad was belted out with heartfelt emotion as a friend held up a phone with the lyrics, which in no way diminished the power behind the performance. The waters got choppy at points in the cruise, which only played into the crowd’s dancing and movement to the band’s infectious tunes. With phenomenal music from cast off to docking, this Celebrated Workingman boat show was truly a wonderful start to a summer of music in Milwaukee.
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