For nearly two decades, the East Side’s annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival has marked the first day of summer with music, food, drinks, and that one guy who always shows up carrying a giant lizard. On Saturday, June 23, from noon until midnight on East North Avenue (between Oakland and Prospect Avenues, and on Murray Avenue), the fest will return for its 18th installment. It will come complete with a musical lineup that practically screams “Milwaukee 2018”: Abby Jeanne, B~Free, Devil Met Contention, Space Raft, Vincent VanGREAT, Paper Holland, Negative/Positive, and more. (Also coming to the fest: East Side food, live art, a Nine Below mini-golf hole, BMX demos, Adventure Rock demos, a Milwaukee roller-skating dance troupe, and more.)

Check out the entire lineup below, smash that PLAY button on our 2018 Summer Soulstice playlist, and get your Milwaukee-themed tank-tops and/or giant lizards ready.

EAST STAGE

1 p.m.
Tigernite

2:30 p.m.
Paper Holland

4 p.m.
Bo & Airo

5:30 p.m.
Sat. Nite Duets

7 p.m.
Greatest Lakes

8:30 p.m.
Jaill

10 p.m.
Rusty Pelicans

WEST STAGE

1:30 p.m.
Negative/Positive

2:45 p.m.
Soulfoot Mombits

4 p.m.
Rahn Harper

5:30 p.m.
Vincent VanGREAT

7 p.m.
B~Free

8:30 p.m.
Kal Berghdal Project

9:30 p.m.
Abby Jeanne

MURRAY STAGE

Noon
Paladino

1:15 p.m.
Devil Met Contention

2:30 p.m.
Kevin Hayden Project

4 p.m.
Amanda Huff

5:30 p.m.
Kyle Feerick

7 p.m.
Chicken Wire Empire

8:30 p.m.
Space Raft

10 p.m.
The Young Revelators

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.