Of the hundreds of events that Cactus Club holds each year, few can rival its annual Beet Street Fall Harvest Festival for sheer wholesomeness. Now in its fourth year, the Bay View venue’s spin on a classic harvest festival includes a pie contest from Palomino, seasonal food and drinks, pumpkins and farmer’s market booths, community organizations and family-friendly entertainment, as well as all the music you’d expect from a block festival organized by Cactus Club.
Here’s the lineup for 2019’s Beet Street Fall Harvest Festival, which runs Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 6 p.m.: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, TRUE Skool alumni (featuring Melodic Prodigies, DJTheJenius, G-Gifted), Retoro, Congo Gospel, DJ Dave Arnevik. After the festival Browns Crew will kick off an afterparty “with many surprises to follow.”
And this year the event is trying something new: Two film showcases. “The goal of this is to highlight the intersection of music + film in Milwaukee and bring together multimedia arts communities,” organizers write on Beet Street’s Facebook events page. In addition to the debut of the Cactus Club Video Shorts series, the venue will host a Beet Street Music Video Showcase before the night’s after party.
Artists can submit their videos here. Multiple submissions are allowed, and upbeat videos are especially encouraged, but each must come from an artist or filmmaker located in or with roots in Milwaukee. There’s no entry fee.