Shorewood BID
Press Release

The Shorewood Feast: Four Years and Going Strong


By - Aug 22nd, 2023 11:59 am

Milwaukee, WI (August, 2023) – The Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID) will host the 4th Annual North Shore Bank Shorewood Feast presented by the Shorewood Foundation on Saturday, September 9th from Noon – 9:00 p.m. This family friendly festival takes place on the 4200 – 4400 blocks of North Oakland Avenue. This year’s Feast includes food, vendors, artisans, two entertainment stages, kids’ activities, Adventure Rock wall, BMX demonstrations, and the signature Harvest Dinner.

“The BID has worked for months to find, schedule, and sponsor a terrific line-up of entertainment for all ages,” said Janet Henning, executive director of the Shorewood BID. “We think this is a great way to celebrate and showcase Shorewood and so many of the things we offer here: unique artists, amazing food and great live music.”

To view a complete listing of entertainment and purchase dinner tickets, the public can visit The dinner includes a 6-course plated dinner in the middle of Oakland Avenue, with wine pairing options, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

While visiting the Feast, event attendees can help spread kindness by stopping by the North Shore Bank tent to write, color, and send a kindness postcard and share a thoughtful note on the “Be Kind” photo wall. Guests can also take a break and unwind in North Shore Bank’s lounge area or expel some energy playing lawn games like Connect 4 and giant Jenga. There is also an opportunity for attendees to capture the moment and take home a commemorative “Be Kind” Polaroid photo in celebration of North Shore Bank’s 100th anniversary and enter the Shorewood Feast Giveaway for a chance to win $500 in gift cards to use at local restaurants. Entries will be accepted between August 25 and September 9. To learn more, visit

“North Shore Bank had its start in Shorewood 100 years ago and we’re thrilled to continue our long-lasting relationship with the community as the title sponsor of the Shorewood Feast. As a community bank, one of our initiatives is to find meaningful, fun, and special ways to carry out acts of kindness with our Bank on Kindness initiative, and we are excited to bring these fun activities to help spread kindness in Shorewood,” said Shannon Weber, AVP and branch manager of the North Shore Bank in Shorewood. “We look forward to coming together with everyone for live music, greats eats, and fun with family and friends as we celebrate the bank’s centennial birthday in Shorewood where we started in 1923.”

Event details follow:

Harvest Dinner

The highlight of the event is the 6-course plated dinner. Each course will be prepared by chefs, bakers and merchants with local ties to the Shorewood community. Many of the ingredients will be sourced fresh from the Shorewood Farmers Market and guests will be served on biodegradable plates by Patra Eco-Dinnerware. The Compost Crusaders will be onsite to compost food scraps.

Chefs, bakers and purveyors for the Harvest dinner include several who are well-known nationally. Kimberly Hall, the owner of Signature Sweets bakery in Shorewood is a seven-time competitor on the Food Network and most recently was a judge for the show, Buddy vs. Duff and Chef Adam Pawlak, the owner of Egg & Flour Pasta Bar located in Milwaukee competed on Season 19 of Hell’s Kitchen.

Also participating are Gregory León, James Beard finalist and owner of Amilinda, a restaurant specializing in locally sourced ingredients paired with specialty items from the Iberian Peninsula for Spanish and Portuguese cuisine; Luke Zahm, James Beard Award Semifinalist, host of Wisconsin Foodie and owner of The Driftless Cafe; Alex Hanesakda, owner of Sap Sap and Executive Chef of Buttermint Finer Dining & Cocktails and partner in the Black Shoe Hospitality Group Joe Muench. Lastly, the wine pairing will be provided by Scout Wine Merchants who opened in Shorewood in November of 2020.


The entertainment will showcase many Shorewood locals plus some Milwaukee favorites. Headlining the Draft & Vessel Main Stage again this year is Radio Radio, a new wave band of Milwaukee plays songs you haven’t heard live in decades but can’t stop singing along to. Earlier in the day, Trapper Schoepp will take the stage focusing on a folk music as a unique type of art form.

The Flood, serving up rockabilly, early jazz, classic country and folk, is headlining the Locals Stage. Other entertainment includes Band of Ringers, Extra Crispy Brass Band, Rob Knapp & Soul Patrol, The Chris Hanson Band, Brio Studio, and the School of Rock.

The Shorewood Feast is sponsored by North Shore Bank, Shorewood Foundation, Draft & Vessel, Buttermint Finer Dining & Cocktails, Grande Flowers, Wisconsin Foodie, Beechwood Distributions, Scout Wine Merchants, Third Space, Metro Market, Milwaukee Record, Casey Murdoch Shorewest, Gruber Law Offices, Waste Management, Shorewest Northshore, and Patra Eco Dinnerware.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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