In its first three years, Arte Para Todos raised approximately $60,000 for Milwaukee public school art programs through the selfless efforts of musicians and visual artists bringing their talents to dozens of local bars, venues, and galleries. Thankfully, the city’s most eclectic and ambitious benefit is returning for another year with oodles of entertainment scattered throughout Walker’s Point, Bay View, Harambee, Riverwest, and the East Side.

From April 26-29, the benefit that accurately calls itself “Milwaukee’s largest local music event” will feature around 70 acts showcasing their talents close to 30 venues spread throughout five neighborhoods. As always, all proceeds gained through ticket sales will be donated to Milwaukee school art programs. Once again, the lineup of performers who are donating their time and talent to the event is nothing short of amazing. Here’s who’s playing this year’s Arte Para Todos (lineup is below the video).

APT 2018 from Kelly Michael Anderson on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 26 — Walker’s Point

88.9 Radio Milwaukee
5:30 p.m. — Slimabean (414 Music Live)

Var Gallery
6:30 p.m. — King Myles
7:30 p.m. — Two Tones
8:30 p.m. — adoptahighway
9:30 p.m. — Hello Death

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
8 p.m. — Negative/Positive
9 p.m. — Kane
10 p.m. — Siren
11 p.m. — Zed Kenzo
(Featuring live art by Bigshot Robot)

Gibraltar
8:30 p.m. — The bbys
9:30 p.m. — paLABra
10:30 p.m. — Cairns
11:30 p.m. — Dramatic Lovers

The Local
9 p.m. — Sex Scenes
10 p.m. — Crappy Dracula 2
11 p.m. — Ravi/Lola
12 a.m. — Close-Up DJs (until 2 a.m.)

Boone & Crockett Warehouse
8:30 p.m. — Matchstick
9:30 p.m. — YL64
10:30 p.m. — Strangelander
11:30 p.m. — De La Buena

Friday, April 27 — Bay View

Enlightened Brewing Co.
5 p.m. — Jump-off Point (one free beer to first 50 passholders)

Urban
6 p.m. — Bryan Cherry
7 p.m. — Joe Crockett
8 p.m. — Vinz Clortho
9 p.m. — Hello Face

The Tonic Tavern
8:30 p.m. — Tombo
9:30 p.m. — Von Alexander
10:30 p.m. — Dad
11:30 p.m. — Mortgage Freeman

Frank’s Power Plant
8 p.m. — J. Lamo
9 p.m. — Future Plans
10 p.m. — Bo & Airo
11 p.m. — Space Raft
(Featuring live art by dwellephant)

Puddler’s Hall
9 p.m. — Soda Road
10 p.m. — Yazan (NYC)
11 p.m. — River Rats
12 a.m. — Sundial Mottos

Cactus Club
10 p.m. — Lifetime Achievement Award
11 p.m. — Immortal Girlfriend
12 a.m. — Atheists & Airplanes
1 a.m. — TBA

Club Garibaldi
9:30 p.m. — Sugar Ransom
10:30 p.m. — Marielle Allschwang
11:30 p.m. — Taiyamo Denku
12:30 a.m. — Klassik
(Featuring live art by Dena Nord and Jenny Anderson)

Saturday, April 28 — Harambee

Lux
1:30 p.m. — Holly Haebig
2:15 p.m. — Kyle Kenowski
3 p.m. — Amanda Huff
3:45 p.m. — Yum Yum Cult

4th Quarter
2:30 p.m. — Simon Mustafa
3:30 p.m. — SIN BAD
4:30 p.m. — Slow Walker

Saturday, April 28 — Riverwest

Black Husky Brewing Co.
4 p.m. — Jump-off Point (one free beer to first 50 passholders)
4 to 7 p.m. — Milwaukee Record’s “Broken Up Band Bazaar”

Jazz Gallery
6 p.m. — SHAAM
7 p.m. — Caley Conway
8 p.m. — Mark Waldoch

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn
8 p.m. — Battlerat (MPLS)
9 p.m. — Sat. Nite Duets
10 p.m. — Paper Holland
11 p.m. — Wavy V

Riverwest Public House
7:30 p.m. — $hun Million$
8:30 p.m. — Apollo Vermouth
9:30 p.m. — Kenny Hoopla
10:30 p.m. — Jaill
(Featuring live art by William Hurst)

Circle-A Cafe
8 p.m. — Vanity Plates
9 p.m. — King Eye & The Squirts

Quarters
8:30 p.m. — Camb
9:30 p.m. — The Drunkardly Bros
10:30 p.m. — Six Wives Of Richard
11:30 p.m. — Social Caterpillar

High Dive
All Night — Club Ritual (DJs Asher Gray & Richard Galling) with visuals by Shakylegs

Club Timbuktu
9:30 p.m. — Behind the Weekend
10:30 p.m. — Iron Pizza
11:30 p.m. — Gauss
12:30 a.m. — Fox Face

Mad Planet
10 p.m. — Ammorelle
11 p.m. — Shle Berry
12 a.m. — Liam O’Brien’s Faithless Followers
1 a.m. — Abby Jeanne
(Featuring live art by John Kowalczyk and Malvy Westbrook)

Company Brewing
10:30 p.m. — John Doe
11:30 p.m. — WC Tank
12:30 a.m. — VoodooHoney Horns
1:30 a.m. — Rusty Pelicans
With the APT 2018 Poster Series displayed in the windows

Sunday, April 29 — East Side

Urban Ecology Center
2 p.m. — Free Music Open Jam Session – Free Music encourages all people of any musical ability to explore sound and music together. This event is family friendly. Some instruments and various percussion will be provided, but bring anything you’ve got laying around at home. Ends at 4 p.m.

The Jazz Estate
4 p.m. — Long Mama
5 p.m. — Derek Pritzl
6 p.m. — Pay the Devil
7 p.m. — Devil Met Contention

Colectivo Back Room
8 p.m. — Phat Nerdz
9 p.m. — New Age Narcissism

Good City Brewing
8:30 p.m. — Colors of the Alphabet
9:30 p.m. — B~Free
10:30 p.m. — No Seatbelts
11:30 p.m. — D’Amato

About The Author

Tyler Maas
Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.

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