East Side BID
Press Release

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Expands to Six Stages of Free Music


By - May 2nd, 2024 08:55 am
Image courtesy of the East Side BID.

Image courtesy of the East Side BID.

Milwaukee, WI – The East Side Business Improvement District (#20) “ESBID,” a partner in the City’s efforts to develop and support strong businesses and the community on the East Side of Milwaukee, announced the lineup of bands that will be playing at Summer Soulstice Music Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The lineup currently includes 23 bands and 7 DJs that will be performing on 5 stages and in Black Cat Alley. New this year are stages on Murray Avenue and at Kind Oasis.

The ESBID partnered with local talent and booking curator, Jason Burczyk, to assemble this year’s musical showcase. Commenting on the lineup, Mr. Burczyk said, “In keeping with the tradition of Summer Soulstice, we’ve put together a lineup that represents the spirit of the current Milwaukee music and arts culture. Whether you’re strolling with the family or coming to dance your face off, groove with the tunes or sing along to some old favorites, there’s a little something in here for everybody and we’re real proud of it.”

ESBID Executive Director, David Smulyan, praised Mr. Burczyk’s efforts, adding, “Jason has done an amazing job of assembling a lineup of talented musicians. In addition to the great variety of music, festival goers will have a wider array of vendors to sample as we’ve increased our number of vendors to 70 compared to 55 last year.”

Summer Soulstice Music Festival is on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from noon to midnight. It is a FREE showcase of outstanding music along with a variety of local food and arts & crafts vendors, and activities such as an Adventure Rock Climbing Wall. Keep checking our Summer Soulstice website and The East Side BID’s social media for more details in the weeks to come!


The ESBID would also like to thank our 2024 supporters to date:

Miller Lite | Don Julio | Educators Credit Union
WMSE | 88Nine | OnMilwaukee | Urban Milwaukee | Milwaukee Record | Milwaukee Film
Gruber Law | PNC | Vintage | Hooligan’s | Von Trier | Breakthru Beverage Group | Red Bull

Band Lineup

Kenilworth Stage
Ricky Thump
Gold Steps
Twan Mack + Swadetrackz

Ivanhoe Stage
School of Rock
Decoteau Black
Modern Joey
Dak Dubois
Wonderful Bluffer

Farwell Stage
Ms. Kaprice
Pink Halo
Emmitt James
Wire & Nail
Goran and Morgan of The Gufs

Black Cat Alley
San Berto
Andrew Optimist
Don Black
Digital Maddie
Asher Gray

Murray Stage
Next Paperback Hero
Ben Mulwana
Allison Mahal
Mark Waldoch

Kind Oasis Stage
The Urbanites with JD Rankin &
Jack Reed’s Still Alive: Celebrating the
Music & Ethos of the Grateful Dead
Chicken Wire Empire

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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