Fringe Festival’s free stage to spotlight Milwaukee area musicians

August 18, 2016


MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Fringe Festival, the region’s newest multidisciplinary arts festival taking place in downtown Milwaukee on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, will feature its free Gazebo Music Stage in Pere Marquette Park.

Each day of the festival the stage will showcase a diverse assortment of Milwaukee bands, including some of the city’s most popular live acts as well as a wealth of talent from less exposed corners of the Milwaukee music scene.

Headlining Aug. 27 is Milwaukee rock band Tigernite. The day will also feature songwriter Mark Waldoch, rapper Zed Kenzo, the genre-spanning live hip-hop ensemble Foreign Goods, and a trio of Milwaukee’s most innovative electronic artists: Luxi, Zhivago and The Demix.

Aug. 28’s lineup features a mix of punk, indie-rock and folk, with sets from political bluegrass enthusiasts Ruth B8r Ginsburg, heartbreaking Americana artist Lady Cannon, emo revivalists Estates and rapper Milo.

Each day’s lineup will also feature a luminary from the Madison music scene: electro-pop stylists Oh My Love on Aug. 27 and the folk-pop duo Seasaw on Aug. 28. 

In addition to the live music line-up in Pere Marquette Park,  chamber rock music group Nineteen Thirteen will grace the stage at the Wilson Center at Vogel Hall on Aug. 27 along with Tontine Ensemble.

Taking place at Pere Marquette Park, The Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogal Hall and Todd Wehr Theater and surrounding venues, Milwaukee’s inaugural Fringe Festival will showcase more than 50 live acts from theater, music, dance and visual art from the Greater Milwaukee area. Notable theater acts participating are Renaissance Theatreworks, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and Theatre Gigante. Dance groups presenting shows include Catey Ott Dance Collective, Radermacher Dance and Hyperlocal, among many others.