Even though there’s still a lot of summer left, there’s no harm in looking ahead to the bounty of awesome events that will keep Milwaukee’s ever-widening festival season going strong into autumn. As if the Milwaukee Film Festival, Doors Open Milwaukee, our weekly Halftime Show series, and a bunch of one-off shows and screenings aren’t already enough to get you excited for fall’s arrival, Boone & Crockett—in partnership with The Cooperage, Taco Moto, and Pedal Tavern—has an event that will certainly get you amped for autumn.

On Saturday, October 12, the Harbor District bar’s parking lot will host a celebration of music, food, a seasonal attire they’re calling Flannel Fest. Though it’s not the first Flannel Fest (the first and, to this point, only other installment happened seven years ago), it’s certainly going to be the biggest. The day will start with a live remote broadcast by WMSE’s Saturday Afternoon Boogie Bang show, before a stage in the lot hosts an eclectic and incredibly impressive lineup of locally-lauded and nationally-regarded acts that includes Minneapolis’ own Polica and Har Mar Superstar, Milwaukee favorites Klassik and REYNA, a rare Mark Waldoch full-band performance, and a small band version of Dead Soldiers, among others.

Adding to the awesome entertainment is a stacked bill of food vendors. You can enjoy fare from the likes of Hacienda Beer Co., Foxfire, Taco Moto, Bad English, Maya Ophelia’s, and Snack Boys. Craft vendors will also be on hand, but won’t be announced until closer to the festival. Check out the full music lineup below, and make sure to stock up on some flannel for October 12.

Har Mar Superstar
Immortal Girlfriend
Mark Waldoch & The Hallelujah Ward
Dead Soldiers (Small Band Version)
The Hooten Hallers

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.