After two COVID years off, the East Side’s Summer Soulstice Music Festival returned in 2022 with a slightly scaled-down look. Instead of a giant chunk of the North/Prospect/Farwell area serving as the fest’s footprint, the action was largely confined to a single block of Ivanhoe and a single block of Kenilworth. Two main stages (instead of three) contained the day’s live music, while Black Cat Alley hosted DJs and a day/night-long dance party. Sure, it was a smaller, but it was great!

And it’s back! When Summer Soulstice returns on Saturday, June 17, 2023, it’ll be similar to the 2022 setup, though a third stage—on Farwell—will be added to the mix. (And yes, the Black Cat Alley DJ/dance party will return.) As always, oodles of food, drink, arts and crafts, and vendors will also be involved. There’ll be an Adventure Rock climbing wall! There’ll be mini-golf from Nine Below! The action will run from noon until midnight! Here’s the musical lineup for the three stages, plus Black Cat Alley!


12 p.m. — DJ Why B
1:30 p.m. — DJ Mia
3 p.m. — Will Mitchell
4:30 p.m. — Delilac
6 p.m. — Don Black
7:30 p.m. — Greyhound
9 p.m. — Asher Gray


1 p.m. — B.D. Greer And The Gents
2:30 p.m. — The Kal Bergendahl Project
4 p.m. — Allison Mahal
5:30 p.m. — Tigera
7 p.m. — Astral Hand
8:30 p.m. — Strangelander
10 p.m. — Collections Of Colonies Of Bees


12 p.m. — School Of Rock
1:30 p.m. — Fellow Kinsman
3 p.m. — Hanna Simone
4:30 p.m. — Holy Pinto
6 p.m. — Julien Kozak
7:30 p.m. — Wave Chapelle
9 p.m. — Wire & Nail


12:30 p.m. — Bug Moment
2 p.m. — Robot Witch
3:30 p.m. — Lake Drive
5 p.m. — Spider Creek
6:30 p.m. — Rx Drugs
8 p.m. — Mark Waldoch & The Hallelujah Ward
9:30 p.m. — NilexNile

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