Summer is fast approaching, and with the warm weather comes the wide variety of music festivals that Milwaukee provides. And there’s no better way to begin this great season than at Locust Street Days this Sunday, June 10th. Located between Humboldt and Holton streets, Locust St Days will celebrate its 36th year this year with an outstanding array of art, food, shopping, children’s activities, and of course more than enough music to suit everyone’s tastes.
The event begins with a 1.8-mile beer run/walk that starts promptly at 11:30am on the corner of Locust and Booth. Pre-registration forms are available online, or participants can sign up at 11:00 before the race. Afterward, find a snack, grab your favorite beverage and check out the more than 100 artist and craft booths. It’s a great way to support local artists and be a socially conscious shopper.
With six live music venues and over 20 bands, everyone will be able to find something good to groove the day away to. Whether you prefer rock, blues, bluegrass or reggae, the stages at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Tracks, Klinger’s East, Riverwest Public House, Lakefront Brewery and the Wisconsin Veteran’s Stage will be sure to keep you entertained. Want to get in on the action? Then head over to the drum circle hosted by the Milwaukee Public Theatre on the corner of Locust and Bremen.
As usual, Jim Linneman brings us some of the best bands Brew City has to offer. The lineup starts outside on the Linneman’s stage with Castle Thunder, Juniper Tar, Sat Nite Duets, Kane Place Record Club and the Fatty Acids and you can finish off the night inside with Faux Fir, The Sleepwalkers, The Midwest Beat and Canopies.
For specific showtimes or to pre-register for the beer run, visit www.locust-street.com . Local Playlist will see you on Sunday, friends! Let’s kick this summer off right!