Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21
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Beginning tomorrow, Buskerfest brings music, magic and storytelling to downtown Milwaukee’s streets


By - Aug 5th, 2021 02:41 pm

WHAT: Downtown Milwaukee’s streets will come alive with music, magic and storytelling for Buskerfest, Friday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 8. The multi-act event is part of a series of programs under Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21’s Jumpst(ART) Downtown campaign. Buskerfest is produced in partnership with Sculpture Milwaukee.

Over 60 local acts will perform at locations in East Town, Westown and the Historic Third Ward, including various Sculpture Milwaukee sites where performances will feature a variety of genres—hip hop and R&B, jazz, Americana, acoustic, instrumental, funk and soul. Each act will perform for an hour and tips are encouraged. Signage with will be posted next to each performer with virtual tip options to help local music thrive. Buskerfestcoincides with the USA Triathlon, which will welcome thousands of athletes and visitors to downtown Milwaukee. The full lineup for Buskerfest is available at

WHEN:                Friday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 8

WHERE:             “Apollo/Poll” at Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
“Love Podium” at 3rd Street Market Hall Entrance (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
“Gild The Lily (Caribbean I, II, III)” at Chase Tower at Water & Wisconsin (111 E. Wisconsin Ave.)
“After Harry” in Pocket Park (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.)
Bronze Fonz” on the Milwaukee RiverWalk (117 E. Wells St.)
Milwaukee Public Market (St. Paul Avenue Plaza)
Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park (100 Block of N. Broadway)
“Hand Heart” at Catalano Square
1000 and 1100 Blocks of Old World 3rd Street/Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

Additional details attached. The full lineup for Buskerfest is available at

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