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More Art-A-Whirl Fun from the Beer World – Fair State, Grumpy’s NE, Bauhaus, Indeed

For the uninitiated, take note. Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. Cool, eh? Art-A-Whirl is your opportunity to tour tons of studios and galleries, connect with artists and of course buy their work. Breweries and craft beer bars have been stepping up their game as well, and you really don’t want to miss this.

Fair State Co-op
Fair State will be swinging the doors open to their new Beer Garden, and throwing down with lots of live art, games and music. They’ll be partnering with Recovery Bike Shop as well. The shop will feature comic artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, and more!

Friday music schedule:
5pm: J.E. Sunde
6pm: JiLL
7pm: Sun Gods to Gamma Rays
8pm: Zoo Animal
9pm: Gramma’s Boyfriend


Grumpy’s NE
Grumpy’s NE is going to make your Saturday special. Live music and art is a given. They’ll also feeature Aardvark Records Travelling Record Show. And the music line-up… well it may just be the best you’ll find at Art-A-Whirl. Barb Abney hosts the festivities.

Saturday music at Grumpy’s NE
Sims (Doomtree)
The Cactus Blossoms
Grant Hart
Farewell Milwaukee
Private Oates (A Tribute to Hall & Oates)
Animal Lover
Dumpster Juice
The Mill City Devils
From The Midwest
Uncle Bob
…and a special guest band to be announced the week of Art-A-Whirl.


Bauhaus Brew Labs
Bauhaus Brew Labs is hosting an event dubbed The Liquid Zoo as part of Art-A-Whirl. They begin with music, casks and games Friday night with host Barb Abney. Bauhaus follows this up with a music-filled Saturday in their parking lot with lots of great bands and host Jason Nagel. Sunday wraps up with lots of art and artistry ranging from jewelry and ceramics to tattoos. Good times.

Saturday music line-up:
BBGUN 3:00-3:45pm
Pho 4:00-4:45pm
Carroll  5:00-5:45pm
Van Stee 6:00-6:45pm
Black Market Brass 7:00-7:45pm
Black Diet 8:00-8:45pm
Night Lights (90s R&B Cover Band) 9:00-10:00pm


Indeed Brewing Co.
Indeed is throwing another big bash this year, dubbed Whirlygig. Whirlygig will feature three days of music, food trucks, beer and other fun things. This may well be the largest and most-ambitious collection of music of the weekend.

Friday music line-up
6:00pm Driftwood Pyre
7:00pm Little Man
8:00pm Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

Saturday music line-up
1:00pm The Ventures Cover Band
2:00pm Mike Gunther
3:00pm Rich Mattson & The Northstars
4:00pm Sam Cassidy
5:00pm Erik Koskinen Band
6:00pm American Scarecrows
7:00pm Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band
8:00pm Rupert Angeleyes
9:00pm Mark Mallman

Sunday music line-up
1:00pm Steve Palmer
2:00pm Peter Lang
3:00pm Ben Weaver
4:00pm Paul Metzger
5:00pm Grant Hart