Brady Street Improvement District
Press Release

Brady Street Festival announces musical lineup

Always Delivers and Rarely Repeats

By - May 25th, 2017 12:00 pm

Milwaukee, WI (May 23, 2017) – The Brady Street Business Improvement District (BID #11) will host the Brady Street Festival Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m. – midnight. The Festival takes place on Brady Street from Van Buren to Farwell Avenue.

This year’s musical entertainment lineup features local and regional acts on four stages, and cuts across many genres providing an awesome experience for everyone. Here are some highlights.

Early Day

The festival kicks off at 11:00am with many ways to start the morning off right! On the east end of Brady find your Zen with Yoga by Meg from Yoga One East Side studio or if you would rather keep your shoes on join Zumba with CJ followed by Salsa lessons on the West end’s Bud Light Main stage.

High Noon

Whether you’re strolling with your friends looking for a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or decided to bring your kids, there is a lot to do! The Red Flags and Negative Positive will be playing for our Youth Showcase on the Center Stage, sponsored by Gruber Law Offices. Looking for something interactive? The Glorioso’s stage will feature Dr.Magic at 1:30 followed by a Cannoli sampling and Cheese Curd competition.

Mid Afternoon

Things start to heat up into the afternoon with lots of music. Just to name a few, Abby Jean, NO/NO, AUTOmatic, Rocket Paloma, The Listening Party and Neocavemen will all be performing. In between acts take a moment to grab some grub from one of the many local food vendors.


Working into the evening and late night the music and activities continue to roll. Me Like Bees and Wild Adriatic are touring into Milwaukee together for the event. You can also catch some local favorites like Myles Coyne Band, Coyote, CHIEF and Ol’ Style Skratch.


This years headliners are a mix of Brady St. favorites like the annual Drag Show, Cream City Queens, presented by Nova Salon & Lash Boutique, and Milwaukee’s best local bands. SIREN will headline the Center Stage at 9:00. Shoot Down the Moon headlines the Glorioso’s stage promoting their newest record Forever Sedated. On the East end’s #Great Lakes Distillery# Stage presented by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, catch ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat who will be coming from Chicago followed by the electronic sync group NO NO YEAH OKAY to close out the night.

Abby Jeanne

Abby Jeanne from Milwaukee will be playing on the Humboldt Stage presented by Gruber Law Offices at 6:00PM to grace us with her psychedelic soul. Some of you may know of Abby Jeanne from her collaboration with Foreign Goods. Abby’s voice is so powerful it really moves one spiritually, and soon everyone in town will know her name! Follow her on twitter and Facebook at @abbyjeannemusic.


Coyote is a four piece rock band from Milwaukee with a twist of funk and jazz. Andy, Isaac, Ed and Mikey have been touring the Midwest promoting their most recent album Fool’s Gold. You can listen to their recent release online at and follow them on Facebook and twitter @coyoteband.

Me Like Bees

Me Like Bees is an alternative indie group that hails from Joplin, Missouri. This summer they are on tour with fellow Brady St. performer, Wild Adriatic. You may have seen or heard of them before as they make regular tours through the Midwest and have found a large following in Wisconsin but this will be their first Brady St performance so let’s make sure we give them a warm welcome!

Wild Adriatic

This three piece of literally “wild” energy are from upstate New York. Throughout their music career they have built an international audience and will be also joining Brady St Festival for the first time.  As a rock and roll band they bring something unique to the stage with their gritty and guitar heavy sound. During a live show you can really feel their passion for music. In 2017 they released their fourth full length titled Feel. You can learn more about Wild Adriatic by visiting their website or follow them on Facebook and twitter @wildadriatic.


AUTOMatic is a two-piece hip-hop group formed by emcee APRIME and producer Trellmatic, thus creating AUTOMatic. The two got together to create this collision in 2007 when they were both impressed by each other’s work. Together they now represent hip-hop that is non-explicit with sounds incorporating jazz, soul and funk. Preview “Make The Place Jump” off Marathon on or follow them on Facebook and twitter

Here is a complete listing of the lineups for the 2017 Brady Street Festival.

East:  #Great Lakes Distillery# Stage Sponsored by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

11:00 Yoga on the Stage with Meg Galarza from Yoga One East Side

12:30 Zach Pietrini

2:00 AUTOMatic

3:30 Rocket Paloma

5:00 CHIEF

6:30 Wild Adriatic

8:00 ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat


Center: Humboldt Street Stage Sponsored by Gruber Law Offices

Noon-2:00 = Youth Showcase

12:00 Negative Positive

1:00 The Red Flags

3:00 Listening Party

4:30 Neocavemen

6:00 Abby Jeanne

7:30 Myles Coyne Band

9:00 SIREN

Astor Street: Glorioso’s Entertainment Stage

12:00 The Mike Maher Band

1:30 Dr. Magic: Sleight of Hand Magic & Comedy

3:00 Cannoli and Cheese Curd Sampling with Curd Eating Contest

5:30 Carpetbaggers

7:00 Hot By Ziggy

9:00 Ol’ Style Skratch

10:30 Shoot Down the Moon

West:  Bud Light Main Stage

From 11:30 AM to 2:00 Learn to Dance!

11:30 Zumba by CJ with Firestorm Wellness

1:00 Salsabrosa Dance Company

2:30 NO/NO

4:00 Bootleg Bessie

5:30 Me Like Bees

7:00 Coyote

8:30 Belly Dancers

9:30 Nova D’Vines Cream City Queens presented by Salon Nova & Lash Boutique

The Brady Street Festival is sponsored by Bud Light, Bells Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Community Financial Service Centers, Salon Nova & Lash Boutique, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Gruber Law Offices, #Great Lakes Distillery#, Casablanca, Dierks Waukesha, Eagle Disposal, Jimmy Johns, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, and

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One thought on “Brady Street Festival announces musical lineup”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    A great musical lineup! I’ve been going to Brady Street Days forever, and always enjoy it!

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