Since opening last fall, Bumstead Provisions has supplied Bay View with another option for excellent food, as well as a place to buy beer and liquor to-go, a site to try to consume gigantic pretzel sandwiches, and an outdoor gallery of art devoted to Chris Farley. Along the way, Twelve12 Hospitality Group—which owns both Bumstead and Crafty Cow in Oconomowoc—decided to open another Crafty Cow within the business on the corner of Kinnickinnic Ave. and Lennox St.

With two Bay View restaurants up and running, the restaurateurs are ready to celebrate their first full summer in Milwaukee in grand fashion. On Thursday, June 8, a one-block stretch of Lennox will be shut down for the inaugural Bumstead Block Party.

“The block party is a way for us to celebrate local music and we see this as a first step for us to become more involved in that part of the Milwaukee community,” Bumstead and Crafty Cow co-owner Devin Eichler says. “We are all about the music coming from our city, and see this as a way to celebrate that as well as finally being able to be outside again.”

Starting at 5 p.m., local musicians will perform outside Bumstead. Beyond the outdoor entertainment, Eaux Claires passes and baskets full of Milwaukee goodies will be raffled off, with raffle proceeds going to charity. Though the five-act bill could just be seen as a stacked local show, the fact that it’s outside and on a closed-off Bay View block is cause for celebration. Here’s who’s playing the inaugural Bumstead Block Party.

Collections Of Colonies Of Bees
Klassik
Mark Waldoch
Surgeons In Heat
Eagle Trace