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Summer Soulstice lineup packs 25 acts into this year’s festival

A crowd of people listen to a band playing on stage next to a large, brick building at an outdoor music festival on a sunny day.

When you’re celebrating the spot on the calendar with the most amount of daylight, it makes sense to use as much of that glorious solar energy as possible. The East Side Business Improvement District (ESBID) seems to have succeeded on that front with a deep and diverse lineup for this year’s Summer Soulstice Music Festival.

The list currently contains 18 bands and seven DJs set to perform when the event makes its return Saturday, June 17, to the area between Kenilworth / Ivanhoe and Farwell / Prospect. Local booker Jayk Burczyk had a hand — two probably, given the size of the lineup — in curating the entertainment roster, which is packed with familiar names and an array of sounds.

“I’m excited for the Milwaukee community to experience an incredible assortment of genres and sounds from some of the best local and regional talent,” Burczyk said in a release from ESBID. “Having a variety of stages at this day-long event means that attendees can experience a variety of music and performers in just a few blocks.”

Organizers noted they’re still looking to add a couple more acts to the lineup, but for now here’s who’s scheduled to perform:

  • Allison Mahal
  • Asher Gray
  • BD Greer and the Gents
  • Bug Moment
  • Collections of Colonies of Bees
  • Delilac
  • DJ Mia
  • DJ WhyB
  • Don Black
  • Fellow Kinsman
  • Greyhound
  • Hanna Simone
  • Holy Pinto
  • Julien Kozak
  • The Kal Bergendahl Project
  • Lake Drive
  • Mark Waldoch & the Hallelujah Ward
  • Robot Witch
  • RX Drugs
  • School of Rock
  • Spider Creek
  • Tigera
  • Wave Chapelle
  • Will Mitchell
  • Wire & Nail

If you’re wondering where they’re going to put all those musicians, the festival’s way ahead of you, having added a stage for this year’s event, which runs from noon to midnight. Beyond the entertainment, there will also be more than 50 vendors on hand and the brick-and-mortar businesses in the neighborhood.

For updates on the 2023 Summer Soulstice Music Festival, visit the new event website or ESBID’s social channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).