Even though summer’s days are numbered, Milwaukee has no plans to stop the festival fun anytime soon. A bunch of large-scale autumn undertakings await, and one of the best among them just announced its lineup today.
The 8th annual Beet Street Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7. The Bay View block party—hosted by Cactus Club, Palomino, and Goodkind—is set to bring about a day of live music, local food and retail vendors, and pie-based competition to a parcel of Wentworth and Potter avenues. The family-friendly event will run from 2-8 p.m., with an 18+ after party to take place at Cactus Club once Beet Street concludes.
Cactus Club just released the music lineup, which features an eclectic blend of lauded local acts and notable out-of-town artists. Here’s the full lineup and schedule:
2:30 p.m. — Girls Rock Showcase
3 p.m. — Pie Championship winners will be announced
3:30 p.m. — Ellie Jackson
4:30 p.m. — Good Vibes Only
5:30 p.m. — Snõõper
6:30 p.m. — KAINA
After Party (18+)
7 p.m. — Population Control
7:45 p.m. — Citric Dummies
8 p.m. — DJ Chapichula (in the bar)
8:30 p.m. — Cruelster
9:15 p.m. — Cabeza de Chivo
10 p.m. — Auntie + Greyhound (in the bar)
10:15 p.m. — Wave Chapelle
11 p.m. — SKODI
11:45 p.m. — Pixel Grip
At 2 p.m., the Cactus Club Music Video Showcase will screen inside Cactus Club. Meanwhile, Palomino will be hosting its Great American Pie Championship. Outside, food vendors like Frida’s Cocina Taco Truck and Twisted Plants will be joining retail vendors (including the beloved Punk Rock Rummage Sale) on the street. All bars will be serving up seasonal cocktails and other drinks. And there will be a bar cart with drinks (including a selection of N/A options) on hand as well.
What else? Let’s see! There will be a photo booth, a bunch of great community organizations tabling, an artist market with book and zine vendors, caramel apples, and fun for all ages. Beet Street is free! The after party is $10 before 8:30 p.m. and $15 after 8:30 p.m.
Beet Street is presented in partnership with Arch Solar, Cactus+, Campari, Educators Credit Union, Liquid Death, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Record, 3 Sheeps Cloudless Seltzer, 91.7 WMSE. Go to Cactus Club‘s website for more information. We’ll see you on Saturday, October 7!