For the seventh consecutive year, Burnhearts curated a winning wintry mix of live music, rare and delicious craft beer, tasty food and barrel-aged cocktails, locally-made wares, and charity that all came together outdoors to form “Mitten Fest.” Also for the seventh consecutive year, it was awesome. Burnhearts Mitten Fest 2019 brought in considerable donations of clothing, food, and cash to Hunger Task Force. Dozens of beer kegs and barrels of brandy were enjoyed by a record-setting number of festivalgoers who gathered on two Bay View blocks on an unseasonably warm Saturday to watch Abby Jeanne, Vincent Van Great, Surgeons In Heat, Cashfire Sunset, and Nickel&Rose.
In short, it was great. Though we could mention our favorite moments, perhaps pictures would do a better job illustrating the spirit of Milwaukee’s favorite winter party. (All photos by Brianna Griepentrog unless otherwise noted.)