Last year’s inaugural Arte Para Todos—or “art for everyone”—benefit was an absolute success. Over the course of three nights, 70 acts from all corners of Milwaukee’s musical spectrum combined to play shows at 15 venues spread through three different neighborhoods, as 15 visual artists provided live art to enrich the experience. Not only was the first Arte a ton of fun that brought tons of Milwaukee creatives together, it managed to raise an astounding $21,165, which was split evenly between three local schools.

We’re proud to announce that Arte Para Todos will return April 21-24, this time with more than 100 bands, solo acts, rappers, DJs, poets, and visual artists coming to 25 venues in five neighborhoods during the four-day span. This time around, Walker’s Point (which was not involved in last year’s event) will kick off Arte with a quartet of (mostly) all-ages shows. Saturday’s festivities have grown beyond Riverwest’s border and have spread into Harambee. This year’s partner schools will be George Washington Carver Academy ​(Brewer’s Hill), Escuela Vieau School (Walker’s Point), Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts (Bay View), Frederick J. Gaenslen School (Riverwest)​.

Like the inaugural Arte, most shows will give those in attendance a sampling of Milwaukee music’s depth and diversity by having eclectic lineups. Milwaukee Record—a media sponsor of the event—is proud to announce the full lineup for Arte Para Todos 2016. Check it out and buy your tickets today. Single day passes range from $9 to $17, with weekend passes running a mere $25. Don’t miss this.

Thursday, April 21 — Walker’s Point

Var Gallery (5:30 p.m.) – All Ages
Mark Waldoch
Ruth B8r Ginsburg

Brenner Brewing (6:30 p.m.)
Fox Face
Marielle Allschwang
Chakara Blu
(Fuzzy Logic DJ sets)

Transfer Pizzeria (7 p.m.) – All Ages
Eric Schoor Trio featuring Manty Ellis

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. (8 p.m.) – All Ages
Soul Low
Lex Allen
Def Harmonic
(Annalog DJ sets)

Friday, April 22 — Bay View

Boone & Crockett (6:30 p.m.)
Devil Met Contention
Pleasure Thief

Highbury (7:30 p.m.)
Mike Regal
Sean Smart
JJ Jabber
Mad Static

Tonic Tavern (8 p.m.)
Rusty P’s
Indonesian Junk
Pharaoh Mac

Frank’s Power Plant (8 p.m.)
Sat. Nite Duets
Abby Jeanne Rebel Love
Table For Four

Club Garibaldi (9:30 p.m.)
New Age Narcissism
Group Of The Altos
New Boyz Club
(Tarik Moody DJ sets)

Cactus Club (10 p.m.)
Faux Fiction
Bo Triplex & His Beautiful Band
(Free-Dom & TurtleSoup DJ sets)

Saturday, April 23 — Harambee & Riverwest

Jazale’s Art Studio (12 p.m.) – All Ages
Poetry Showcase curated by KJ Prodigy

LUX (1:30 p.m.)
Christopher Porterfield
Cree Myles
Sarah Vos
Caley Conway

Best Friendz (2:30 p.m.)
The Fatty Acids
Queen Tut
The Rashita Joneses

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn (5:30 p.m.)
Holy Sheboygan!
Rhythm Changes
Jack Tell

Jazz Gallery (6:30 p.m.) – All Ages
The Pukes
Von Alexander

Riverwest Public House (7:30 p.m.)
Zed Kenzo
Airo Kwil
Gallery Night

Bremen Cafe (7 p.m.)
Future Plans
Awkward Terrible
Bum Ileum
MC (mikal)

Mad Planet (9:30 p.m.)
Surgeons in Heat
Mortgage Freeman
(Moses DJ sets)

Club Timbuktu (10 p.m.)
Lorde Fredd33
Midnight Reruns
B Justice
Brat Sounds
(hitmayng/kenny hoopla/Mvleeek DJ sets)

Company Brewing (10 p.m.)
No No Yeah Okay
Painted Caves
(Kiings DJ sets)

High Dive (12 a.m.)
Asher Gray DJ set

Sunday, April 24 — East Side

Yield Bar (5 p.m.)
Antler House
Vincent VanGREAT
Seven Costanza

BBC Upstairs (6:30 p.m.)
Myles Coyne
Grasping At Straws
AR Wesley

Hotel Foster (7 p.m.)
Foreign Goods
Sugar Ransom
Ugly Brothers
(Wax Addicts DJ sets)

Colectivo Back Room (7 p.m.)
De La Buena
School of Rock


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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.