Entering its seventh year, MKE Punk Fest as quietly grown from one or two glorified local shows to become a full-fledged festival. This time around, the event has moved from spring to late summer, and will now include a total of six shows in four venues over parts of three weekends in August.

Starting August 12, then MKE Punk Fest will reach its crescendo August 17-20, before finally ending with a Center Street Daze showcase on August 26. Before it’s over, a combination of 60 bands, solo artists, and comedians will perform at Quarters, Brewed Cafe, The Local, and Puddler’s Hall. Six-day early bird passes are only $10. Individual show prices vary. Here’s who’s performing:

Saturday, August 12 – 7 p.m. (Quarters Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace) – 21+

The Filthy Lowdown (PA)
T.I.G.T. (Green Bay)
Full Shred Ahead (Kenosha)
The Dead Morticians
Deadly Friend
Punk Guilt

Thursday, August 17 – 6 p.m. (Brewed Cafe) – All-Ages

David Louis
AJ Grill
Addie Blanchard
Carter Deems
Hosted by Tyler Menz

Friday, August 18 – 5 p.m. (The Local) – 21+

Walk Among Us (IN), a Misfits piano tribute
Mr Russia (IL)
Horrible (IL)
Spatola (Kenosha)
Deal Breakers (Madison)
Court Cau$t (Fond du Lac)
Rhetoric Vendetta (Lake Geneva)
Auf Ki (Appleton)
Brash Menagerie (Madison)
Floor Model
False Flag Renaissance
Spanish Bird Droppings

Saturday, August 19 – 5 p.m. (The Local) – 21+

Dirty Reggae Punx (MN)
Savage Remains (VA)
Some Kind of Nightmare (CA)
Tiger Sex (NV)
Misunderstood (IN)
Bashford (Madison)
The Red Flags (Madison)
Size 5’s
Billy Dreamer
Bad Bread
The Women

Sunday, August 20 – 11:30 a.m. (Puddler’s Hall) – All-Ages

Northside Creeps
Gas Station Sushi
New York Bozo
The Night Howls
So Far So Bad
Dumpster Doves
1st Cousin Once Removed
Mandy Cappleman
About A Girl (Nirvana Tribute)
Adam Ithier
Eric Blowtorch

Saturday, August 26 – 7 p.m. (Quarters Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace) – 21+

The Kickstand Band (MI)
Rocket Paloma
Faux Fiction
Scarecrow Dave
Moth Light
Billy Dreamer

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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.