One of Milwaukee’s trendiest new hangouts is hosting a four day music festival to celebrate its second birthday this weekend. The Hotel Foster at 2028 North Avenue will kick-off the inaugural Foster Fest on Thursday, two year’s after the bar opened its doors in 2011. The event will be sponsored by Pabst, Dope Folks Records, Video Villains, Milwaukee Home, and Seizure Chicken.
A number of local and national acts will headline the 2013 Foster Fest. Hotel Foster has become known as a favorite music destination on the weekends for college students in the surrounding neighborhood, hosting concerts that span the genres of today’s scene. The bar invited many of those past acts back for this year’s festival.
Hailing from Milwaukee, hip-hop’s Kid Millions and Klassik will open Foster Fest on Thursday, May second. The pair is familiar with the east side of the city, having played multiple venues in neighborhoods like River West and Brady Street. Cover for the night has not yet been announced.
Complimenting Kid Millions and Klassik’s performance the night before, Har Mar Superstar will bring his own brand of provocative R&B to Foster Fest on Friday, May third. A national hit since debuting in the early 2000’s, Sean Tillman’s alter-ego treats fans to an enticing live show that often involves quirky covers of innuendo-soaked bangers mixed with low-brow strip-tease. The Saltshakers, Sat. Nite Duets, and Kiings will also perform.
Full-day covers for Saturday’s and Sunday’s acts will be $10. A plethora of talent will be showcased throughout the two days, including Djs Platinumstein and Brandon Malacara, Jaill, Colleen Green, Rio Turbo, The Generationals, and Brass Beds.
2013 Hotel Foster Foster Fest Line-Up
Thursday, May 2nd
Friday, May 3rd
Har Mar Superstar
Sat. Nite Duets
Saturday, May 4th
Sunday, May 5th