Were you disappointed when this year’s Locust Street Festival of Music & Arts—set for Sunday, June 12—was abruptly canceled? Were you cheered up when we told you that Black Husky Brewing would be hosting its own “Worst Locust Street Festival” on June 12? Were you really cheered up when we told you that Linneman’s Riverwest Inn would be hosting its own “Celebrate Riverwest” event on June 12? Well, buckle up, because there are even MORE Locust Street Festival alternatives set for June 12.

Okay, so the first doesn’t really take place on Locust Street, but it’s a big show and it’s in Riverwest so it’s close enough. From noon until 7 p.m., seven local bands and musicians will set up shop on the Company Brewing patio for the Push For Peace show. The event intends to “promote peace and end gun violence in our neighborhoods.” It will feature the following stellar acts. (Admission is $10.)

Bug Moment

1 p.m.
Alley Eyes

2 p.m.
Gold Steps

3 p.m.

4 p.m.

5 p.m.
Cozy Danger

6 p.m.
Gego Y Nony

The second LSF alternative is a little more close to LS. In case you missed it, iconic Locust Street watering hole Klinger’s East is closing and changing hands, following the retirement of owner Glen Klinger. When will Klinger celebrate his retirement? Well, on June 12, of course. (The party starts at 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Buddy Love.)

“I had already made some arrangements for the Locust Street Festival,” Klinger told OnMilwaukee, “and instead of canceling everything we’re kind of bringing it inside.”

Klinger says the bar’s last day will likely be between June 18 and 30. Lush Popcorn owner Marcia Taylor recently purchased the building, though Klinger is unsure of her plans.

(And again: there won’t be any official Beer Runs/Walks, so you’ll just have drink beer and run/walk on your own time.)

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