By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jul 20, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Last month, Rock the Green announced its headline act – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – for its return to the Reed Street Yards in Walker's Point on Saturday, Sept. 9. This morning, the one-day sustainability festival announced the rest of its lineup, featuring an impressive combination of big national names and beloved local acts.

Joining Harper on the main stage this year will be Barns Courtney (fresh off of breaking his foot at Summerfest last month), Baio and Mondo Cozmo, alongside Milwaukee-born performers Reyna and Evan Christian. Meanwhile, performing on the festival's Pedal Power Stage will be local musicians D'Amato, Klassik, Devil Met Contention, Evan Christian (with the full band this time) and two featured bands – Negative/Positive and Gas Station Sushi – representing the Girls Rock MKE program, a summer day camp empowering girls with music. 

The complete schedule is as follows:

Main Stage

2-2:30 p.m. – Evan Christian (solo)
3-3:45 p.m. – Reyna
4:30-5:15 p.m. – Baio
6-7 p.m. – Mondo Cozmo
7:45-8:45 p.m. – Barns Courtney
9:30-11 p.m. – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Pedal Power Stage

2:30-3 p.m. – Girls Rock MKE
3:45-4:30 p.m. – Evan Christian (full band)
5:15-6 p.m. – Devil Met Contention
7-7:45 p.m. – Klassik
8:45-9:30 p.m. – D'Amato

Now in its fourth year, Rock the Green is a local nonprofit with a mission to educate and empower the community to take actionable steps to live sustainably. The zero-waste efforts at last year's gathering set a new record by diverting 90 percent of the event’s waste from landfills, translating out to 1.55 ounces per guest, bringing it closer to its ultimate goal of a zero waste music festival.

In addition to big-name musical performers both national and local, the festival will return with the Eco-Kids stage and inactive children's areas, locally grown and sustainable healthy food options in the Farm to Fork area, and the Eco-Champs space featuring 18 local environmental nonprofits sharing their knowledge and insight.

Tickets are available now online, with general admission costing $50 and VIP tickets running for $100. All tickets include a Canned Water 4 Kids refillable aluminum water bottle for use at the Badger Meter free fresh water stations throughout the festival grounds.

For more information, visit Rock the Green's website. And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.