Most years, Bay View Bash signals an unofficial end to Milwaukee’s glorious festival season. Fortunately, that won’t be the case this year. Thanks to a trio of Bay View businesses, a new block party will keep the celebration roaring into autumn. Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a two-block, L-shaped parcel of Potter and Wentworth avenues will play host to live music, a pumpkin patch, food vendors, a farmer’s market, craft beers and cocktails, and a pie competition during the inaugural Beet Street Harvest Festival.
The first-year event is a collaboration between Goodkind, Palomino, and Cactus Club. Outside, there will be kegged cocktails, a Bloody Mary bar, hot toddy, Vander Mill cider drinks, and beer from Central Waters and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Potter Avenue will serve as the site of an “urban pumpkin patch” (in association with BVNA Pumpkin Pavilion) and a farmer’s market. Goodkind, Palomino, and other area food vendors will dish out food. Palomino will also host a pie-eating contest and “The Great Midwestern Pie Championship” (which is taking entries through October 8). The celebration will also extend to Palomino’s patio.
It wouldn’t be a Milwaukee festival without live music. Cactus Club has music covered, both on Wentworth and inside the bar itself. Girls Rock alumnus Negative/Positive and Freespace rappers will bring a youthful element to the event’s outset, before acts like Maritime, Space Raft, Lex Allen, Moon Curse, and Whips pick things up. Here’s the full lineup (times are subject to change).
Outside 11:30 — Negative/Positive 12:30 — Freespace Showcase (featuring Kane The Rapper, Lean Beats, Sleez, Bap, and more) 1:30 — Abby Jeanne Rebel Love
2:30 — (The Great Midwestern Pie Championship) 3:00 — Maritime 4:00 — Space Raft 5:00 — Lex Allen
(DJ David Arnevik all day)
Inside (free, 21+)
1:00 — Bad Wig
2:30 — John Schooley and his one man band (Austin, TX)
4:00 — Fatal Figures (Buffalo, NY)
5:30 — Athletic Supply
(DJ Von Munz)
Cactus Club After Party and Alive & Fine FUNraiser ($10)
8:00 — Moon Rats
9:15 — Slow Walker
10:30 — Moon Curse
(DJ Chris Schulist)