Abby Jeanne

Abby Jeanne headlines the West Stage during Summer Soulstice 2018. 

Photo: Courtesy of Abby Jeanne

The East Side Business Improvement District has announced that the 18th annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival will take place on June 23, 2018, from noon to midnight.

Summer Soulstice, presented by Miller Lite, is an annual celebration of local music, art and activities, and is one of the many popular street festivals that bring Milwaukee to life in the summer.

“The East Side has always been the crossroads of Milwaukee and ahead-of-the-curve on what has made Milwaukee special,” Says Kristin Godfrey, Executive Director of the East Side BID. “We are so proud to represent our 18th Summer Soulstice and are certain that this year’s festival will be our best ever.”

Milwaukee musicians will perform across three stages: The East Stage on North just west of Prospect Ave., the West Stage at North Ave. just east of Oakland Ave. and the Murray Stage on Murray Ave. just south of Thomas Ave. This year’s lineup includes popular Milwaukee names such as Abby Jeanne, B~Free and Chickenwire Empire.

Festival goers can also expect a variety of activities, including a live art interaction inspired by Black Cat Alley and a mini-golf hole set up by Nine Below. Food and retail vendors made up of a cross-section of Milwaukee’s makers will line the streets.

New to the festival this year is Roll Train, a Milwaukee roller-skating dance troupe. In an homage to Black Cat Alley, animation guru Tim Decker will be drawing animal outlines for children to paint and take home.

See below for the complete music lineup for Summer Soulstice 2018.

East Stage (sponsored by Educator’s Credit Union, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and

  • School of Rock
  • Paper Holland
  • Bo and Airo
  • Sat Night Duets
  • Greatest Lakes
  • Jaill
  • Rusty Pelicans

West Stage (sponsored by Milwaukee Film, FM 102.1 and Milwaukee Record):

  • Negative Positive
  • Soulfood Mombits
  • Vincent Van Great
  • B~Free
  • Kal Berghdal Project
  • Abby Jeanne

Murray Stage (sponsored by the Marcus Center, WMSE and Urban Milwaukee):

  • Paladino
  • Devil Met Contention
  • Kevin Hayden Project
  • Amanda Huff
  • Kyle Ferrick
  • Chickenwire Empire
  • Space Raft
  • Young Revelators


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