Without so much as a note having been played yet, the inaugural Arte Para Todos can already be called a success. The benefit has united 70 musical acts from all corners of the city’s sonic spectrum to play mishmash shows at 16 venues spread throughout three Milwaukee neighborhoods, providing a staggering amount of entertainment to an otherwise desolate late-winter weekend. Oh yeah, did we mention every dime raised will benefit three school art programs? Even if by some miracle the upstart benefit falls short of funding goals, Arte Para Todos has brought the music scene together like never before, filled a massive entertainment gap, and raised money for a worthy cause. We’ll discuss it more on Friday’s episode of On The Record.
If those various byproducts aren’t enough already, Arte Para Todos has also collected 18 songs from benefit participants that are either nearly new or previously unreleased. We understand if the massive schedule that’s overflowing with local talent is tough to navigate and certain overlapping show blocks have become a source of inner turmoil, so maybe this compilation can help guide you along your way. The stream-only sampler includes cuts from Lex Allen, Klassik, GGOOLLDD, Sat. Nite Duets, WC Tank, Soul Low, NO/NO, Jaill, Ugly Brothers, WebsterX, and more. Listen to it below, and if you like what you hear, buy your Arte Para Todos tickets.