By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 28, 2022 at 12:01 PM

The East Side Business Improvement District announced today that The Summer Soulstice Music Festival is on for the first time in three years. 

The live music street party will take place on Saturday, June 18, and marks the event's 20th year. The festival is held primarily on North Avenue between Oakland and Prospect Avenues and surrounding side streets.

“I just think the timing is right. It has been a challenging few years and most people are ready to go back to some semblance of normalcy. I believe everyone is looking forward to getting out this summer and enjoying themselves," says the East Side’s Executive Director, David Smulyan.

Traditionally, the event included three musical stages along with a variety of vendors and activities. This year's event will feature one large stage and a couple of smaller musical venues, including one inside Black Cat Alley and possibly another near one of the three entrances to the Oak Leaf Bike Trail.

"The Summer Soustice will once again be a free showcase of great musical bands along with a variety of food, arts & crafts and activities," says Smulyan.

For more information on vendor applications, sponsorship opportunities and ongoing updates in the coming weeks go here.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.