Jumpst(ART) Downtown Buskerfest

Live Summer Street Performances

Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8

Downtown streets will fill with music once again, starting with the first-ever Jumpst(ART) Downtown Buskerfest during the USA Triathlon weekend, Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8. Various Sculpture Milwaukee sites will come to life with street performances featuring hip hop and R&B, jazz, Americana, acoustic, instrumental, funk and soul. Buskerfest is produced in partnership with Sculpture Milwaukee. 

Over 60 local musicians will take to the streets of East Town, Westown, and the Historic Third Ward for the three-day downtown music festival. Virtual tips are encouraged, so keep your eyes peeled for signage next to each performer and help local music thrive. Performances are one-hour.

Photo: Roxie Beane at Jumpst(ART) Downtown Buskerfest

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Sculpture Milwaukee

Friday, August 6

"Apollo/Poll" at Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
M.A.D.D. (Milwaukee African Drum and Dance)
African Drum and Dance
5:00 PM
Malique Lion
African Drum
"Love Podium" at 3rd Street Market Hall Entrance (275 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Ethan Keller
Americana, Singer/Songwriter
5:00 PM
Ken Brown
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter 
6:00 PM
Brit Nicole
Spoken Word, Poetry
7:00 PM
Kavon Cortez Jones
Spoken Word, Poetry
"Gild The Lily (Caribbean I, II, III)" at Chase Tower at Water & Wisconsin (111 E. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Dan Kolesari
Classic Rock Covers
5:00 PM
Fressure Point
Soul/Funk
7:00 PM
Donna Re'nee
Hip Hop and R&B
"After Harry" in Pocket Park (424 E. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
cloneHeart
Acoustic guitar/singer
2:00 PM
Un Petite Recital de Harp 
Harp
5:00 PM
Rebekah Ruetz 
Violin
7:00 PM
Brandon King 
Saxophone
"Bronze Fonz" on the Milwaukee RiverWalk (117 E. Wells Street)
12:00 PM
Roxie Beane
Acoustic Funk/Covers 
5:00 PM
Frogwater
Americana/Folk 
Milwaukee Public Market (St. Paul Avenue Plaza)
12:00 PM
Andy Braun
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
2:00 PM
Heather Lewin
Irish/Old-Time Fiddle
5:00 PM
Nate Bjorge 
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
7:00 PM
Bruce Dean
Americana/Roots originals
Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park (100 Block of N. Broadway)
12:00 PM
Versatile Accordion
Accordion/Polka
"Hand Heart" at Catalano Square
5:00 PM
Smith & Binder Jazz
Jazz
7:00 PM
Big Style Brass Band
Jazz 
Old World 3rd Street/Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
6:00 PM
Extra Crispy Brass Band
Mardi Gras-style Street Performance

 

Saturday, August 7

"Apollo/Poll" at Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Nancy Maio and Gare Hofstad
Violin and Guitar
2:00 PM
Underground Sound Jazz
Jazz
5:00 PM
Ms. Lotus Fankh
Soul/Funk
"Love Podium" at 3rd Street Market Hall Entrance (275 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
NilexNile
Hip Hop and R&B
5:00 PM
Delta Triplett
Hip Hop and R&B
6:00 PM
Marc The Zani
Interactive Street Performance/Magician
"Gild The Lily (Caribbean I, II, III)" at Chase Tower at Water & Wisconsin (111 E. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Limber Brain
Acoustic multi-instrumentalist Riley Campos
5:00 PM
Ben Harold & The Rising
Old Soul Rock 'n Roll
7:00 PM
Stanley Kates Jr. and Friends
Drums
"After Harry" in Pocket Park (424 E. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Gothic Milwaukee
Interactive Street Performance, Ghost Stories
2:00 PM
Around the World with Pocket Lady
Interactive Street Performance, Family-Friendly
5:00 PM
Ian Wasserman
Cello
7:00 PM
Milwaukee Harpist
Harp
"Bronze Fonz" on the Milwaukee RiverWalk (117 E. Wells Street)
12:00 PM
MC Smith and John Minard
Americana/Country
3:00 PM
UPDATE: Jacob Slade - INDOOR LOCATION: Sunstone Studios MKE (127 E. Wells Street)
Acoustic Originals 
5:00 PM
Dream City Strings
Orchestral Quartet
Milwaukee Public Market (St. Paul Avenue Plaza)
12:00 PM
Tlalók
Guitar
2:00 PM
Matthew Davies
Acoustic Originals/Guitar
5:00 PM
Paul and Nathan Williams
Alternative/Rocks Covers
Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park (100 Block of N. Broadway)
12:00 PM
Harold and the Doby Effects
Guitar
5:00 PM
Mike Plaisted
Acoustic Originals 
"Hand Heart" at Catalano Square
1:00 PM
The Pecatonica String Quartet
Orchestral Quartet
7:00 PM
Donna Woodall Group
Jazz

Sunday, August 8

"Apollo/Poll" at Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
5:00 PM
Vybrancy
Indie Jam Band
7:00 PM
Keshena Armon
Soul/Funk
"After Harry" in Pocket Park (424 E. Wisconsin Avenue)
12:00 PM
Gothic Milwaukee
Interactive Street Performance, Ghost Stories
2:00 PM
Around the World with Pocket Lady
Interactive Street Performance, Family-Friendly
"Bronze Fonz" on the Milwaukee RiverWalk (117 E. Wells Street)
12:00 PM
Next Paperback Hero
Original music by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Honoré
2:00 PM
Canary Reeds
Orchestral
5:00 PM
Hoppers Luck (MOVED TO Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park Gazebo at 200 N. Broadway)
Indie Jam Band
7:00 PM
Bruce Humphries
Rockabilly/Americana
Milwaukee Public Market (St. Paul Avenue Plaza)
12:00 PM
String Theory
Guitar Duet
2:00 PM
Maynie Bradley
Violin
5:00 PM - NEW!
Bruce Dean
Americana/Roots
Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park (100 Block of N. Broadway)
12:00 PM
Lapulele
Hawaiian Steel Guitar
5:00 PM - NEW!
Kavon Cortez Jones
Spoken Word 
Historic Third Ward Mid-Block Park (200 Block of N. Broadway)
5:00 PM - NEW!
Hoppers Luck
Indie Jam Band
7:00 PM - NEW!
Donna Re'nee
Hip Hop and R&B
"Hand Heart" at Catalano Square
5:00 PM
God's Outlaw
Johnny Cash Covers
"Hop Summer Nights" on The Hop Streetcar
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Don Linke Trio
Jazz on The Hop Streetcar
For more info., click here
Entertainment and times are subject to change. 

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