MILWAUKEE — Can't think of a more Wisconsin way to spend your Saturday. The Chords & Curds Festival brings the cheese and the beats to benefit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Local food trucks and Milwaukee-based musicians will come together to celebrate one of Wisconsin's most popular food items, while raising money for music education.
“We are excited for the community to partake in this unique opportunity to celebrate Milwaukee’s talented musicians and to further the admirable mission of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music,” said Peter Feigin, president of the Bucks.
Enjoy eats from Foxfire Food Truck, Lola’s Empanadas, Iron Grate BBQ Co., Jamaican restaurant Uppa Yard, and MKEat, Fiserv Forum’s locally-focused food and beverage program.
The lineup for the event includes bands from genres including gospel, blues, funk and soul:
Noon – 1 p.m.: The Milwaukee Public Schools Gospel Choir
1-1:30 p.m.: The Midwest Mixer Dr. B
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Blues guitarist Misha Siegfried and His Band
2:30-3 p.m.: DJ NuStylez
3-4 p.m.: Jazz band Christopher’s Project
4-4:30 p.m.: DJ Bizzon
4:30-5:30 p.m.: R&B/soul singer Grace Weber
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Armstrong Ransome
6:30-7:30 p.m.: De La Buena, a 10-piece Latin jazz ensemble
7:30-8 p.m.: DJ Avets
8-9:15 p.m.: Angie Swan, a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist
9:15-9:45 p.m.: DJ Avets
9:45-11:15 p.m.: New Age Narcissism, a dance/R&B group
11:15 p.m. - Conclusion: DJ Avets
"While fest-goers will hear great music, they'll also help put musical instruments in the hands of Milwaukee school kids who can’t afford them, as festival proceeds will help the Conservatory repair no-longer-played instruments donated by community members during our fall Instrument Drive on Saturday, Oct. 5. We're grateful to Fiserv Forum, Deer District and the community for this generous support," said Eric Tillisch, President and CEO of Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Tickets for the Chords & Curds Festival are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and people over 65. You can also purchase VIP tickets for $75 on Ticketmaster.