By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 20, 2023 at 9:36 AM

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Obviously all eyes this week are on the start of Summerfest – but don't forget about the rest of the summer festival slate still to come, including Brady Street Festival which today revealed its music and entertainment lineup for its 2023 edition.

Hosted from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 on Brady Street between Van Buren and Farwell, the beloved neighborhood block party will feature all sorts of vendors, food, beverages and local businesses spread throughout the drag. That also includes a total of five music stages – including two new indoor options – shining their spotlights on local music and talent during the one-day neighborhood extravaganza. 

Here's the lineup and planned acts coming to Brady Street Festival next month:

Center Stage

  • Noon – Peter Thomas
  • 1:30 p.m. – Heirloom
  • 3:30 p.m. – Listening Party
  • 5 p.m. – Diet Lite
  • 6:30 p.m. – The Steph Lippert Project
  • 8 p.m. – Moonglow
  • 9:30 p.m. – Klassik

East Stage

  • Noon – Kids Boogie Down
  • 2:30 p.m. – True Skool Showcase
  • 4 p.m. – OneDrum - Musical Life
  • 5:30 p.m. – Sypher Lady X with DJ GetMoses
  • 7 p.m. – Zach Pietrini
  • 8:30 p.m. – The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken
  • 10 p.m. – Abby Jeanne

West Stage

  • Noon – Dog Yoga
  • 1:30 p.m. – Carisa
  • 3 p.m. – Ms. Lotus Fankh
  • 4:30 p.m. – Matthu
  • 5:30 p.m. – Evan Lane
  • 7 p.m. – Mrs. Fun
  • 8:30 p.m. – Brady Street Babes drag show

Nashville North Stage (indoors)

  • 11 a.m. – Hannah Simone with Elly Bird
  • 1 p.m. – Maddie Jo Duo
  • 3 p.m. – Wapatui
  • 7 p.m. – Joe Wray

The Lillipad at Lilliput Records (indoors)

  • 2 p.m. – Grey Genius
  • 3:30 p.m. – Okay Omen
  • 5 p.m. – Emmitt James
  • 6:30 p.m. – Bug Moment

In addition to all the entertainment on the stages, Brady Street Festival will also feature an all-ages Fun Zone near the Center Stage. Courtesy of local party and events service Friend Like Me, the Fun Zone will showcase photo ops, iconic costumed characters, arts and crafts, and more from noon until 5 p.m., as well as the dance troupe SAINTS later in the day. And for more interactive entertainment throughout the fest, there will also be an Adventure Rock climbing wall as well as the Casablanca Rumble Pro Wrestling ring. 

For more information, vendor lineups and details about Brady Street Festival, visit the event's website or its Facebook event listing. And for more summer festival info in general, click here

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.