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Arte Para Todos Music Festival 2017

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April 27, 28, 29 & 30

Milwaukee's largest local music event is back for 2017! This is a great opportunity for art and music supporters to check out local talent and help art teachers at the same time!

APT will take place in over 20 venues throughout the city over the duration of the festival: Thursday April 27th in Walkers Point, Friday April 28th in Bay View, Saturday April 29th in Harambee & Riverwest, and Sunday April 30th on the Eastside.

Schedule

Over 20 venues and 90 bands in 4 days! Click the icon next to the band name to check out their music. Click on any bands/or events that you want to see and use the button below to generate a custom link you can share with your picks! Buy tickets here. View a map of the APT festival venues by day here. Download printable PDF schedule here.

Get Link to your Lineup Picks

-> Family friendly APT venues are highlighted in the listings below. <-

Thursday April 27
Walkers Point

706 S 5th St
  • 4:30pm - 7pm Pick up or buy your wristband here! First 50 get a free Brenner Brew
220 E Pittsburgh Ave
  • 5:30 Mortgage Freeman (414 Live)  
  • 6:15 Phat Nerdz  
  • 7:00 Tigernite  
643 S 2nd St
  • 6:30 Sam Guyton  
  • 7:30 Shle Berry  
  • 8:30 Chakara Blu  
  • 9:30 Boom Forest (Madison)  
  • 10:30 Siren  
101 W Mitchell St
  • 7:30 Eric Schoor Trio w/ Manty Ellis  
224 W Bruce St
  • 8:00 Gas Station Sushi  
  • 9:00 Suzie (Minneapolis)  
  • 10:00 Taj Raiden  
  • 11:00 No/No  
  • Featuring stage design by Kristina Rolander and live visuals by WC Tank
538 W National Ave
  • 8:30 Kavon Cortez-Jones  
  • 9:30 Sugar Ransom & theworkersparty  
  • 10:30 Tontine Ensemble  
  • 11:30 Rusty Pelicans  
807 S 5th St
  • 9:00 Pleasure Thief  
  • 10:00 Table for Four  
  • 11:00 Crystal City (Iowa City)  
  • 12:00 Duckling
  • 1:00 Klassik  
  • Live art by Bailey Bfunky

Friday April 28
Bay View

2018 S 1st St
  • 5pm - 7pm Pick up or buy your wristband here! First 50 get a free Enlightened Brew
2151 S Kinnickinnic Ave
  • 6:00 Jack Tell  
  • 7:00 Match Stick
  • 8:00 Kaylee Crossfire  
  • 9:00 Strangelander  
  • Live art by Bailey Bfunky
2335 S Kinnickinnic Ave
  • 7:30 Cullen Sampson  
  • 8:30 Painting Silence  
  • 9:30 Painted Caves  
  • 10:30 Lorde Fredd33  
  • 11:30 Luxi  
2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave
  • 8:00 Cairns  
  • 9:00 WC Tank  
  • 10:00 Peeper & LaPlay  
  • 11:00 Soul Low  
2461 S St Clair St
  • 8:00 Blue Mooners  
  • 9:00 King Eye & the Squirts  
  • 10:00 Mortgage Freeman  
  • 11:00 Direct Hit!  
2496 S Wentworth Ave
  • 9:00 Mouse Corn  
  • 10:00 Fox Face  
  • 11:00 Guerrilla Ghost (GGhost)  
  • 12:00 Zed Kenzo  
  • 1:00 D'Amato  
  • Live art by Bigshot Robot
2501 S Superior St
  • 9:30 Body Futures  
  • 10:30 paLABra
  • 11:30 Paper Holland  
  • 12:30 Surgeons in Heat  
  • Live Art By Dena Nord
2659 S Kinnickinnic Ave
  • 10pm One free brat or hotdog per Bay View wristband, while supplies last

Saturday April 29
Riverwest & Harambee

2201 N Doctor M.L.K. Dr
  • 1:00 Stumblesome w/ Community Centaur  
  • 2:00 Rue the Poet  
  • 3:00 Offsite
2712 N Doctor M.L.K. Dr
  • 1:30 Ms. Lotus Fankh  
  • 2:00 Andi Action  
  • 2:30 Vincent Kircher
  • 3:00 Fivy  
  • 3:30 Krystal Kuehl  
  • 4:00 Mark Waldoch  
2722 N Doctor M.L.K. Dr
  • 2:30 Dancing Silks  
  • 3:30 Gauss  
  • 4:30 Foreign Goods  
909 E Locust St
  • 4pm - 7pm Pick up or buy your wristband here! First 50 get a free Black Husky Brew. Featuring the "Broken Up Band Bazaar" presented by Milwaukee Record
926 E Center St
  • 6:00 A.D.H.D.  
  • 7:00 Faux Fiction  
  • 8:00 Vincent VanGREAT  
1001 E Locust St
  • 7:00 Bear in the Forest  
  • 8:00 Caley Conway  
  • 9:00 Six Wives of Richard  
  • 10:00 Klaus Nomi's Homies  
  • 11:00 Twin Brother  
815 E Locust St
  • 7:30 River Rats  
  • 8:30 Genesis Renji  
  • 9:30 Bo & Airo  
  • 10:30 The Fatty Acids  
932 E Chambers St
  • 8:00 Streetlight Society  
  • 9:00 The Natural Facts  
701 E Center St
  • Close Up of the Serene presents Clean Air
  • 9:00 Pressboard  
  • 9:30 DJ Avets  
  • 10:15 Apollo Vermouth  
  • 11:00 Tarek Sabbar  
  • 11:30 Victor Orozco  
  • 12:15 Earth Angel  
  • 1:00 Close Up DJs  
520 E Center St
  • DJ: Turtle Sooup
  • 9:30 MC (Mikal)  
  • 10:30 Liam O'Brien's Faithless Followers  
  • 11:30 (ORB)  
  • 12:30 Platinum Boys  
533 E Center St
  • DJs: Wax Addicts
  • 10:00 Teenage Woman  
  • 11:00 Whips  
  • 12:00 Dirty Few (Denver)  
  • 1:00 Midnight Reruns (Album Release Show)  
735 E Center St
  • 11:00 Nickel & Rose  
  • 12:00 Rose of the West (formerly Nightgown)  
  • 1:00 Midwest Death Rattle  
  • APT 2017 Poster Series Showcase

Sunday April 30
East Side

1901 E North Ave
  • 8am - 2pm Stop in for Sunday Brunch - 5% of dine-in proceeds go to support APT & school art programs!
1500 E Park Pl
  • 2pm - 4pm Free Music Open Jam Session - Free Music encourages all people of any musical ability to explore sound and music together. This event is family friendly. Some instruments and various percussion will be provided, but bring anything you've got laying around at home  
2423 N Murray Ave
  • 4:00 S.al  
  • 5:00 adoptahighway  
  • 6:00 Chicken Wire Empire  
2211 N Prospect Ave.
  • 8:00 Lex Allen  
  • 9:00 Reyna  
  • Stage design by Humboldt Park School students (Teacher Dolly Klar) and Milwaukee youth

Buy Tickets

It's the last day of the fest! Come out to the Jazz Estate and Colectivo for your Sunday Funday! $8 cash at the door or pick up a pass for both at the Jazz Estate for $13 cash at the door. See you soon!

APT 2017 Music Compilation

We've put together an outstanding 41 song compilation of APT participant bands to enjoy. Check it out for free on Soundcloud.

Even more local music is available: 2015 Compilation | 2016 Compilation

APT Poster Series


Our 2017 School Partners

100% of APT 2017 preceeds will go to our partner schools to support their arts' programs.

  • Our current partners include but are not limited to:
  • Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8

Both Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are Turnaround Arts schools. The Turnaround Arts mission is to support school transformation (improvements in school culture/climate, attendance, behavior, and academics) through the arts.