Center Street Daze Festival will finally make its triumphant return next weekend. Yes, the festival—which began way back in 1997 and is organized by the Riverwest Business Association—will take place on Center Street (between Holton and Humboldt) on Saturday, August 12.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Riverwest thoroughfare will be abuzz with activity in the form of food and retail vendors, pushcart races, and a Boonie Bike Showdown. Of course, there will also be live music. Lots and lots of live music! Throughout Saturday afternoon/evening, Center Street Daze will feature a wide range of (mostly) local talent on six stages. That bursting lineup includes the likes of Rat Bath, KASE, BLAX, Billy Dreamer, Size 5’s, and many more. There will also be a bunch of DJs playing throughout the day at High Dive. You can check out the Center Street Daze Festival lineup below.

Club Timbuktu

12 p.m. — SpunBack (Headway HiFi) with special guests Kinky P (Beatdown Sound) and Head Inna Bin Crew
3 p.m. — The Majestics
4 p.m. — KnoMuzik showcase
6 p.m. — Spunback, Kinky P, Head Inna Bin Crew

Company Brewing

2 p.m. — Dead Dead Swam
3 p.m. — SSAAN
4 p.m. — BLAX
5 p.m. — Wolves Of West Virginia
6 p.m. — Micah Emrich

High Dive

“Various DJs throughout the day.”

Jazz Gallery

1 p.m. — Loosely Organized (musicians from Jazz Gallery’s own Improvisation Workshop)
3 p.m. — Toty Ramos Latin Jazz Sextet
5:30 p.m. — KASE with Tiffany Miller

Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace

1 p.m. — Mookie Terremoto
1:45 p.m. — Lefty Luci
2:30 p.m. — The Cult Of Nasty
3:15 p.m. — Rat Bath
4 p.m. — Billy Dreamer
4:45 p.m. — Rhetoric Vendetta
5:30 p.m. — Size 5’s
6:15 p.m. — Highball Holiday


1 p.m. — Stas Venglevski and Jon Proniewski
2:30 p.m. — The Wilson Family Band
4 p.m. — The Cream City Players
5:30 p.m. — The Johnson Bros Band (formerly The Longnecks)

Riverwest Radio

Oh, and this one has nothing to do with music, but “Riverwest Radio will be hosting panels of radio show producers in front of our station at 824 E. Center St. It’s a great chance to learn more about our eclectic programming, meet and ask questions of show hosts. You might even find your new favorite program!”

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