Beet Street ’23 w/ Kaina • Snõõper • Good Vibes Only • Ellie Jackson • Girls Rock MKE

Sat 10/07/23
All Ages

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This year’s Beet Street is happening on October 7th!

The family-friendly celebration takes over the block of S. Wentworth Ave. between Potter (Goodkind) and Russell (Cactus). Bay View Historical Society, abolitionists, high school art clubs, environmental justice organizers, voter registrants, and LGBTQ+ resources all have a presence. We uplift the intersections of art and movement building.

There is a punk rock rummage sale, maker market, face painting, a juried pie contest “The Great Midwestern Pie Championship” at Palomino, a photo booth, a music video showcase that screens in the live room of the club, and delicious seasonal refreshments and libations.

Inside the bar we’ll have a different WMSE DJ spinning every hour:
2 – 3pm – John Komp
3 – 4pm – DJ Ascot (Onjay)
4 – 5pm – DJ Christreater
5 – 6pm – Scott Lucey
6 – 7pm – Kelly Aiglon
7 – 8pm – DJ Mantooth (Mitch)

Show Lineup


(Chicago, IL)
Genre: Jazz, Pop, R&B

KAINA creates generational music that surpasses borders, a unified expression of her native Chicago, and her Venezuelan and Guatemalan heritage. Her newest album ‘It Was A Home’, released through the independent label City Slang, explores themes of community and self-reflection while pushing the production and songwriting to a new level. You can see this on a full, colorful display in her NPR Tiny Desk, in which KAINA is surrounded by the musicians, illustrators, friends, and family who had a hand in the production of the album. ‘It Was A Home’ is a celebration of togetherness, and collaboration while also being a project that is intended to feel like you’re talking with your best friend.

Her warm and inviting brand of cultural fusion was initially illustrated on her 2019 debut full-length album Next To The Sun—a project that established her as a leader in a movement of artists whose work hinges on identity and representation. While promoting this record, KAINA went on national tours with artists from Sleater-Kinney and Cuco to Durand Jones and the Indications, effortlessly finding a home in front of adoring and diverse audiences.

From her debut EP, 2016’s sweet asl. to It Was A Home, KAINA has continued to push this narrative through her brand of sweet-hearted optimism, which she uses to uplift and build community. Over the years, she has crafted a sound that is gentle, yet full of intent, and built a songwriting practice that explores love, legacy, and ancestry.


(Nashville, TN)
Genre: Art-Rock, Post-Punk

Snõõper (the Project) began as a collaboration between local Nashville punk mainstay Connor Cummins and Blair Tramel, an early education teacher with a sideline in wickedly funny animation and art. As their cassette tapes and homemade videos began to find scattered fans around the world, the duo brought the Project to the live stage in late 2021 and Snõõper (the Band) was born.

Holly Mae

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Hip-Hop

Rob K

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Hip-Hop


(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Hip-Hop

Ellie Jackson

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Indie Rock

With the support of a rotating cast of bandmates, Ellie Jackson delivers determined vulnerability and emotional exploration through guitars, stories, amplification and a careful balance of harmony and dissonance. Ellie blurs the lines between poetry, literature, activism, music, comedy, conversation, and hopes you leave braver than you arrived. 

Girls Rock Milwaukee

Genre: Indie Rock
Empowering girls, women, and gender-expansive individuals through music education and performance. Committed to fostering independent thinking, building positive self-esteem, and bridging cultural and social divides through a “supportive community. Dedicated to creating safe spaces to explore music through collaboration, expression, and technical skills.