For a period of nine years, Burnhearts Mitten Fest has offered a one-day escape from the seasonal doldrums that plague Wisconsinites in wintertime. The February festival brings people together in a two-block stretch on Bay View’s Potter Avenue (and part of Logan in recent years) with a wintry mix of live music, food, beverages, and charity. The event did not take place in 2021 for obvious reasons, but triumphantly returned in early 2022. And we’re pleased to report Milwaukee’s favorite winter celebration is returning to Burnhearts for another installment in 2023.
From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, Mitten Fest will heat up the neighborhood with live music, craft beer and cocktails, and tasty treats from area food vendors. Today, Milwaukee Record—an official media sponsor of Mitten Fest along with WMSE—is proud to announce the eclectic and altogether awesome musical lineup that will take the stage. Here it is! (Acts listed from headliner to opener)
5:30 p.m. start — Convert
4:00 p.m. — Genesis Renji
2:30 p.m. — Credentials
1:00 p.m. — The Steph Lippert Project
(Between-act DJing by Christreater from WMSE)
As if the stacked cast of musicians isn’t enticing enough, Burnhearts will serve rare and limited beers from Central Waters Brewery and Founders Brewing, its famous Brandyland old fashioneds (with Bittercube Bitters), Tito’s Vodka Mitten Palmer, and Valentine Coffee & Whiskey. You can enjoy food from vendors like Twisted Plants, Hue, Troublemakers, Tots On The Street, Meat On The Street, and Roll MKE. As always, Burnhearts will also accept cash for Hunger Task Force. It will also be the Mitten Fest debut of Hot Spell Sauna.
Happy Mitten Fest, Milwaukee! We’ll see you there.