WAUSAU – Jazz lovers rejoice! The Jazz on the River summer series begins July 7 along the Wisconsin River behind the Marathon County Public Library.

Free concerts are held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every week through Aug. 25. The Faith Hatch Quartet gets it all started on July 7 and the Tim Buchholz Octet wraps it up on Aug. 25. Concertgoers are encouraged to take their own chairs, beverages and picnics.

Series brainchild Denise Sauter and her team of local musicians have put together the lineup. Upcoming performances are:

July 7: Faith Hatch Quartet

July 14: Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble

July 21: Erin Krebs Quintet

July 28: Sara Rifleman Jazz Trio

Aug. 4: Twin Tenors

Aug. 11: Denise Sauter

Aug. 18: Meade Street Collective

Aug. 25: Tim Buchholz Octet

More information on Jazz on the River can be found on the Wausau River District’s website: www.wausauriverdistrict.org/jazz-on-the-river. Waterwater Music Hall, across the street from the Kickbusch Plaza, will be the rain location.