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With summer comes the live music and art scene around Milwaukee from weekly music series in parks to venues hosting anniversary shows to street festivals. Read more

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Milwaukee enjoys a week of outdoor gatherings, including PrideFest, the Locust Street Festival, the start of River Rhythms and the year’s first NEWaukee Night Market. Read more

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Now in its 42nd year, the annual Riverwest blowout will feature nearly 50 acts spread across six outdoor stages and two indoor ones. Read more

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Despite the sweltering heat, thousands packed Locust Street for Riverwest's crowded yet intimate music and arts festival. Read more

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A scroll through the Locust Street Festival’s 1991 program illustrates just how much, and how little, the festival has changed over the years. Read more

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Summer festival season is in full swing as Milwaukee celebrates all things Polish, queer and garlicky. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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Start marking your calendars: Milwaukee’s summerfestival season is nearly upon us and it goes by fast. During the peak of summer,the city offers more outdoor events than even the most ardent festival-goer cankeep up with, so be sure to take not.. Read more

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Oconomowoc’sTheatre on Main is opening its production of the Andrew LloydWebber/Tim Rice favorite Evita this weekend. The musical thatbrought the world Don’t Cry For Me Argentina has been around since itdebuted as a concept album in 1976. The .. Read more


Celebrating its 37th year this Sunday, the Locust Street Festival offers more music, arts, food and culture per square inch than any other annual Milwaukee festival, and this year's lineup is typically crowded. As usual, the event will kick off wi.. Read more

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In a city chock-full of outdoor festivals, the first one typically signals the unofficial start to summer and the official confirmation to commence the partying. Due to the cancellation of RiverSplash's weekend-long ruckus a few... Read more

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From its modest beginnings as a neighborhood festival with an understated bohemian streak, the annual Locust Street Festival, which this year marks... Read more

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From its modest beginnings as a neighborhood festival with an understated bohemian streak, the annual Locust Street Festival, which this year marks its 35th anniversary, has blossomed into one of the city's most crowded outdoor... Read more

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From its modest beginnings as a neighborhood festival with an understated bohemian streak, the annual Locust Street Festival, now in its 34th year, has blossomed into one of the city’s most crowded outdoor gatherings, without losing Read more

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I'm cautiously optimistic that yesterday's shooting at the Locust Street Festival won't tarnish the annual Riverwest celebration. Without downplaying the severity of any shooting, yesterday's incident wasn't particularly sensational—the victim and.. Read more

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Over the last three decades, the Locust Street Festival has grown with the neighborhood, emerging from a modest, bohemian-leaning block party into one of Milwaukee’s most broadly popular bacchanals, drawing more than 20,000 people. Dancers,... Read more

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Despite all the energy andexcitementsurrounding our city’s summer events, Milwaukeeans remain a frugal lot,demanding lowcost diversions during the alltoo-short warm-weatherseas,Cover Story Read more

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