One event we failed to mention in our otherwise thorough and exhaustive Summer Festival Guide was MishMash Fest. Since The Fatty Acids unofficially christened the inaugural event with an amp fire back in 2011, the plucky Riverwest festival has grown and evolved. In the years after that memorable outset, MishMash Fest has transitioned beyond of the quaint confines of Art Bar and into a two-day block party with two stages, a talent show, and a list of past musical acts that includes Animals In Human Attire, Calliope, Crappy Dracula, Uncle Larry, Slow Walker, All The Runners, and many more.
MishMash Fest 2015—Friday, July 24 at the intersection of Burleigh and Fratney streets—has scaled down to a single-day affair this time around, but has managed to pack its two stages with an eclectic mix of great Milwaukee bands, compelling tribute acts, and a talent show with a $300 first prize into an eight-hour window. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Here’s the MishMash Fest 2015 lineup.
Breed (Nirvana tribute band) – 9 p.m.
The Liam Ford Band – 7 p.m.
Fire (Jimi Hendrix tribute band) – 5 p.m.
DJ Amerilock will spin between sets.