Summer Soulstice Music Festival 2014 Lineup Announced
New ‘Youth Showcase’ Features School of Rock, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
The East Side Business Improvement District & Made In Milwaukee announced today the full music lineup for this year’s Summer Soulstice Music Festival on Saturday June 21st from 10 a.m. – Midnight. This is the 14th year for Milwaukee’s official celebration of the summer solstice and the popular free showcase of the region’s top music talent. New to this year’s lineup is a youth showcase to kick off the music festival featuring School of Rock’s first festival performance of young musicians and the nationally award-winning Batterman Jazz Ensemble from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Summer Soulstice Music Festival is presented by Miller Lite and takes place on E. North between Oakland and Prospect Aves and on Murray Ave. The event is Milwaukee’s official celebration of the longest day of the year (summer solstice), filled with music and art along with food and spririts by East Side businesses. The event begins with the East Side Green Market & Arts Avenue (Murray Ave) with sun-themed arts that you can make, buy and watch live. Arts Avenue will include live mural art, arts & crafts vendors and hands-on art stations for all ages to make something in honor of the sun. New this year, sun-catchers will be on sale by Cobalt Glassworks. There will be sun-themed items for sale throughout the festival. Other activities will include Rage In The Cage Dodgeball Tournament, and National Skate Day Half-Pipe skateboarding demo/open skate. East Side chefs have special creations ready to sell in the North Ave Food Court.
The East Side is the traditional first stomping grounds for artists and musicians, and regularly features live music each week. Summer Soulstice Music Festival is the East Side BID’s annual showcase of the music, art and food that can be found in the neighborhood. The North Ave Food Court returns featuring the food of area restaurants along with special guest vendors.
For more information, visit www.theeastside.org
EAST SIDE GREEN MARKET STAGE 10 a.m. –Noon Myles Coyne
2:00p School of Rock (Youth Showcase)
5:45p Soul Low
7:00p One Self/Damato/Dana Coppa
8:15p Fatty Acids
9:45p Kane Place Record Club
2:30p Batterman Jazz Ensemble (Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Youth Showcase)
3:45p Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band
5:00p Shoot Down TheMoon
6:15p Crooked Keys
7:30p Faux Fir
8:45p Fever Marlene
10:00p I’m not a Pilot
MURRAY STAGE (ARTS AVE)
2:15p Kyle Feerick
3:30p Ethan Keller
4:45p Ugly Brothers
6:00p Painted Caves
7:15p Brett Newsky & the Kind Assault
8:30p Midwest Death Rattle
9:45p Evan Christian & the Stinkies
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