Milwaukee’s Getting a New Music Festival and It’s Nothing Like Summerfest

Vintersköl Musik Fest is bringing the fun of festival season to Milwaukee this winter.

What do you get when you put music, winter, food, drinks and Milwaukee together? The coolest (literally) music festival ever.

The Brewery District is celebrating nearing the end of winter with the first Vintersköl Musik Fest. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 and tickets are already available for purchase.  

The Norwegian festival’s lineup is stacked with 20 of Milwaukee’s most beloved artists (hello Klassik), and we’re excited to see them come together. 

There’s also vendors, beer specials, free tours and a variety of food options. A ticket gives you access to all six venue locations: Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery, Captain Pabst Pilot House, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, Milwaukee Brewing Company and  Studios

So if you’re looking for a day of fun, missing music festivals, want to celebrate your Norwegian heritage or are seeking out that last minute Valentine’s Day gift, this new music festival is an event worth looking forward to during the long Milwaukee winter. 

Details and Lineup

Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery

Doors Open at Noon for Free Beer History Tours, and 5 p.m. for music performances

6:15 p.m. Amanda Huff
7:20 p.m. Derek Pritzl & The Gamble
8:20 p.m. Will Rose
9:20 p.m. SistaStrings
10:20 p.m. Klassik

Captain Pabst Pilot House

Doors Open at Noon for Free Brewery Tours, and 4 p.m. for music performances, full beer hall menu available until 9 p.m.

4 p.m. Michael Sodnik
5 p.m. The Hatchets (solo)
6 p.m. Mark Waldoch & The Hallelujah Ward
7 p.m. Orbital Mothers
8 p.m. Tacoma Washington Weekday Club
9 p.m. Cullah
10:20 p.m. Headliner TBA

Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub

Full menu available and music performance

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. TBA

Milwaukee Brewing Company

Glass + Griddle Beer Hall open and menu available from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Doors Open at 7 p.m. for performances

8 p.m. Phonostatic
9 p.m. Nile
10 p.m. Saebra & Carlyle
11 p.m. Shle Berry

 Nō Studios

Doors Open at 5 p.m. for performances

5:30 p.m. Cherry Punch
6:15 p.m. Brewtown Brewgrass
7:00 p.m. Deep Junk
7:40 p.m. Mario Lanza
8:40 p.m. Young Revelators
9:40 p.m. Mic Kellogg
10:40 p.m. Lex Allen



Morgan is a 2020 MilMag intern. She's Minnesota born, but has a Milwaukee heart. An Alverno College undergraduate and will be graduating in December 2020 . Follow her on social media @morgan_lemner