One event we failed to mention in our otherwise thorough and exhaustive Summer Festival Guide was MishMash Fest. Since The Fatty Acids unofficially christened the inaugural event with an amp fire back in 2011, the plucky Riverwest festival has grown and evolved. In the years after that memorable outset, MishMash Fest has transitioned beyond of the quaint confines of Art Bar and into a two-day block party with two stages, a talent show, and a list of past musical acts that includes Animals In Human Attire, Calliope, Crappy Dracula, Uncle Larry, Slow Walker, Platinum Boys, Midnight Reruns, Antler House, Tigernite, Mortgage Freeman, and many more.
MishMash Fest 2017—Friday, July 28 at the intersection of Burleigh and Fratney streets—has scaled down to a single-day affair for the third straight year, but has managed to pack its two stages (at Art Bar and Dinos) with an eclectic mix of great Milwaukee bands and a pyrotechnic performance by the Brewcity Fire Brigade. Even though plans were only just finalized, the tardy announcement doesn’t look to have any bearing on the quality of performers. Here’s who will play the 7th annual MishMash Fest.
Art Bar Stage
10:30 p.m. — Community Center (Baltimore)
9:30 p.m. — BrewCity Fire Brigade & Renegade Fire
8:30 p.m. — Antler House
7 p.m. — The Fog
5 p.m. — Lova Nova
10 p.m. — Reckless & Darlene
8 p.m. — Liam Ford Band
6 p.m. — Do Easy