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.


2 p.m.
School Of Rock

3:30 p.m.
Paper Holland

5 p.m.
Bo & Airo

6:30 p.m.
Sat. Nite Duets

8 p.m.
Greatest Lakes

9:30 p.m.

11 p.m.
Rusty Pelicans


2:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.
Soulfoot Mombits

5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
Vincent Van Great

8 p.m.

9 p.m.
Kal Berghdal Project

10:30 p.m.
Abby Jeanne


1:30 p.m.

2:15 p.m.
Devil Met Contention

3:30 p.m.
Kevin Hayden Project

5 p.m.
Amanda Huff

6:30 p.m.
Kyle Feerick

8 p.m.
Chicken Wire Empire

9:30 p.m.
Space Raft

11 p.m.
The Young Revelators

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.