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 2018—Friday, July 27 at the intersection of Burleigh and Fratney streets—has scaled down to a single-day affair for the fourth straight year (to coincide with the start of Riverwest 24), 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 Prismatic Flames. 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 8th annual MishMash Fest.
Art Bar Stage
10:30 p.m. — Whips
9:30 p.m. — Prismatic Flames (Fire Show)
8:30 p.m. — Mortgage Freeman
7 p.m. — The Flood Brothers
5 p.m. — Chris Head & The Honchos
10:30 p.m. — Young Revelators
9 p.m. — Axehandle Hound
8 p.m. — Fake News
7 p.m. — Buddahlicious