E. Center Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53212
Started last year as a scrappy, homegrown Summerfest alternative by members of the local band collective Breadking, Riverwest’s Breadfest has expanded this year into a four-day, 10-stage festival featuring more than 40 bands. Those bands include a healthy sampling from Milwaukee’s indie rock, folk and punk scenes, including Estates, The Fatty Acids, Holy Shit!, The Calamity Janes, Calliope, Soul Low, The Championship, Mortgage Freeman and Old Earth, as well as a handful of out of towners, including the Chicago chamber-pop collective The Island of Misfit Toys and Eau Claire folk-rockers Softly, Dear. Despite the bigger lineup, tickets remain dirt cheap. Single shows are $6; day passes are $10; and $25 covers all four days. (Through Aug. 3).