For the past seven years, Burnhearts’ Mitten Fest has helped combat cabin fever for thousands of people who converge in a two-block stretch on Bay View’s
For the past seven years, Burnhearts’ Mitten Fest has helped combat cabin fever for thousands of people who converge in a two-block stretch on Bay View’s Potter Avenue (and part of Logan Avenue the last four years) with a wintry mix of live music, food, beverages, and charity.
That equation alone will surely be enough to bring thousands of folks the 8th annual Mitten Fest. The eclectic and altogether awesome musical lineup also doesn’t hurt. Here’s who will be taking the stage February 1 (listed headliner to opener).
6 p.m. start – The Eradicator
4:45 p.m. – Zed Kenzo
3:30 p.m. – Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies Of Leisure
2:15 p.m. – Saebra & Carlyle
1 p.m. – King Eye & The Squirts
(Between-act DJing by Chris Schulist)
As if the stacked cast of musicians isn’t enticing enough, Burnhearts will serve rare and limited beers from Central Waters Brewery and Bell’s Brewery, barrel old fashioneds from Korbel (with Bittercube Bitters), Tito’s Milk Punch, Valentine and Tullamore Dew Irish coffee, hot toddy, and ginger brandy (plus a full bar inside). An array of local vendors including Foxfire, Twisted Plants, Iron Grate, Drift, Hue, and Cafe Corazon will sell food and non-alcoholic beverages. Cortney Heimerl (of Hover Craft) will enlist a varied grouping of local vendors for an art, craft, and maker fair. As always, Burnhearts will also accept cash and non-perishables for Hunger Task Force along with clothing donations. Also, Compost Crusader will strive to reduce waste. Happy Mitten Fest, Milwaukee! We’ll see you there.
Burnhearts2599 S. Logan Ave.