Free Downtown Music Festival In August

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Angeline Terry

Over 60 musicians volition execute astir 100 hours of unrecorded euphony astatine Buskerfest, August 6-8.

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Roxie Beane performs successful  downtown Milwaukee. Photo from Milwaukee Downtown.

Roxie Beane performs successful downtown Milwaukee. Photo from Milwaukee Downtown.

Milwaukee Downtown is combining thoroughfare euphony and thoroughfare creation August 6-8 with the archetypal yearly Buskerfest, a euphony festival that volition sprawl crossed respective Milwaukee neighborhoods. 

The festival volition diagnostic implicit 60 musicians performing — for escaped — astir 100 hours of unrecorded music. The performances volition instrumentality spot astatine 8 Sculpture Milwaukee sites successful East Town, Westown and the Historic Third Ward.  

Buskerfest is simply a portion of the Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21’s Jumpst(ART) Downtown campaign, which aims to usage nationalist creation to gully crowds backmost to Downtown arsenic the dispersed of COVID-19 slows. So acold the inaugural has included additions similar an Instagram-worthy peacock mural from nationally-recognized creator Kelsey Montague and a bid of unrecorded painting and drafting events successful Red Arrow Park

Musicians performing astatine Buskerfest see a operation of caller and established singer/songwriters, section bands and orchestral groups. Artists were selected from 85 submissions that were reviewed by Imagine MKE, BookLive!, Milwaukee Downtown, Sculpture Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward Association

Performances volition diagnostic a premix of hep hop, jazz, Americana, acoustic, instrumental and psyche music. Early shows commencement astatine 12:00 p.m. astatine astir locations during the festival, with aboriginal options astatine 6 oregon 7 p.m. 

Notable performers see the Milwaukee African Drum and Dance (M.A.D.D), Extra Crispy Brass Band, Americana people radical Frogwater and jazz performers, the Donna Woodall Group

The implicit enactment up for Buskerfest is disposable on the Milwaukee Downtown website.

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