By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 10, 2022 at 11:31 AM

It's not exactly the sunniest June day Milwaukee's ever seen, so here's something to brighten things up: Summer Soulstice is just a week away, making its long-awaited return to the East Side on Saturday, June 18.

Held between Farwell and Prospect on Ivanhoe and Kenilworth Places, this year's Summer Soulstice will mark its first since 2019 as the one-day neighborhood festival took the past two years off due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And with no further ado, here is the lineup of local musical performances coming to Summer Soulstice and the East Side this year.

Ivanhoe Stage

  • Noon – Stephen Hull Experience
  • 1:30 p.m. – Ben Mulwana
  • 3 p.m. – Cozy Danger
  • 4:30 p.m. – Horace Greene
  • 6 p.m. – Tigera
  • 7:30 p.m. – Brown's Crew
  • 9 p.m. – NilexNile

Kenilworth Stage

  • 1 p.m. – Gold Steps
  • 4 p.m. – You Win!!!
  • 5:30 p.m. – Sleepy Gaucho
  • 7 p.m. – Dramatic Lovers
  • 8:30 p.m. – Immortal Girlfriend
  • 10 p.m. – Klassik

Black Cat Alley Stage

  • Noon – DJ WhyB
  • 2 p.m. – Steve Marxxx
  • 4 p.m. – Delilac
  • 6 p.m. – Greyhound
  • 8 p.m. – Asher Gray

In addition to its three music stages, Summer Soulstice will showcase a pethora of food and drink options, local vendors, arts and crafts, family-focused activities, East Side businesses and overall neighborhood pride throughout the event's footprint from noon until midnight. This year's participating vendors will include:

Food vendors

  • Frankies Restaurant and Catering
  • FreshFin Poke
  • Jr's Smoked BBQ
  • Meat on the Street
  • SS Peter & Paul Parish
  • T Best Kettle Corn
  • Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds

Market vendors

  • Abbey Bell Does
  • April Elizabeth Art
  • Art Catalina Bayona
  • For the Love of Drax Pet Accessories
  • Hands of Henna by Anita
  • James Steeno Gallery
  • MKE Buttons
  • Papyrus & Charms
  • Rhubarb & Ice Ltd. Co.
  • Shred 415 East Side
  • Skilos Pets
  • Soap & Dagger
  • T for Textiles
  • Wiskullsin

For more information on what to expect at the return of Summer Soulstice, click here. And for more summer festival and music updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.

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.