On top of the already-loaded list of summertime happenings that are returning in full force, Milwaukee is also playing host to an abundance of brand new summer festivals, block parties, fairs, and the like this year. Included in this array of incoming events is the Bremen Block Party And Bazaar, which will bring eight hours of fun to the street outside of Bremen Cafe on Saturday, July 9.

From noon until 8 p.m., the street outside of the Riverwest bar (located at 901 E. Clark St.) will be blocked off to offer live music, a marketplace, raffles, on-site food options, and family-focused activities. This installment is a large scale/outdoor version of the bar’s monthly Bremen Bazaar, which has been happening at Bremen Cafe since April.

The “Bazaar” component of the block party will feature about 20 local vendors selling vintage items, jewelry, local coffee, art, and more. There will be family-friendly amenities like face painting, a dunk tank, and lawn games. The Don Pastor food truck will serve up Mexican cuisine.

Lakefront Brewery and Amorphic Brewing have donated lots of goodies that will be available as raffle prizes. There will also be prizes available from Lion’s Tooth, and there will be chances to win tickets to upcoming Pabst Theater Group events such as: Wheel Of Fortune Live, Rupaul’s Drag Race, Waxahatchee, Papa Roach, and Psychedelic Furs. Half of all raffle proceeds will be donated to Sojourner Family Peace Center.

And yes, there will be music! A total of 10 area acts will play, including a reunion performance by Iron Pizza, who broke up in 2018). Here’s the schedule, listed from opener to headliner:

12 p.m. — Reasonably Average Flying Scorpions
12:40 p.m. — Rachel Raven
1:15 p.m. — Jesse Guten
2 p.m. — Full Nude
3 p.m. — Aluminum Knot Eye
4 p.m. — Hawk As A Weapon
4:45 p.m. — El Wrongo
5:15 p.m. — Sun Silo
6:30 p.m. — Iron Pizza
7:20 p.m. — Bellends

The raffle drawing will take place at approximately 7 p.m., during the break between Iron Pizza and Bellends. Save the date and bring some cash because it’s going to be a great time outside Bremen Cafe on Saturday.

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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.