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MKE Fringe Festival

Following the rich tradition of Fringe Festivals, the MKE Fringe Festival is a showcase of a diverse collection of artists. From theatrical actors to painters, musicians to tap dancers, performance artists to playwrights, MKE Fringe is a joyous celebration of what makes Milwaukee’s culture vibrant and extraordinary. 

The 2023 MKE Fringe Festival will feature performances by local and regional artists in the Todd Wehr Theater, Peck Pavilion, and on the MPAC Outdoor Grounds. On August 19, visual artists and vendors will offer art, products, and food on the Milwaukee River Walk at the Marcus Center. 

MKE Fringe Festival is presented under the direction of John Schneider, produced by Karen Raymond and Katie Rhyme, and is a collaborative work with additional local arts advocates. The festival is produced under Nice Plays, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Click on the show title to purchase single tickets. To purchase 2-day passes, call the Marcus Center Box Office at 414-273-7206

Friday, August 18th, 2023
Todd Wehr Shows
6:30pm – Songs Without Words — Unaffiliated Group 
8:00pm – Studio K Flamenco

Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Todd Wehr Shows
1:30pm – Beautiful Ruins – Azucena Reyes | Katie Lindgren // Reconciliation – Goodesmith
3:00pm – Orígenes – Ballet Folklorico Xanharati
5:00pm – Valentine 9: poetry + love = song? — Valentine & Friends
6:30pm – REALIZATIONS — Catey Ott Dance Collective
8:00pm – Chekhov: Half-Baked! — Angry Young Men w/ Boozy Bard

Peck Pavilion Shows
1:00 pm – DanceCircus
2:00pm – Hour 22
3:00pm – WingSpan Dance // Jaxy Emmel
5:00pm – Nineteen Thirteen
6:00pm – Xposed 4heads

Roving Performances
1:30pm – Mark Lawson
2:30pm – Doc Plain Magic Show
4:30pm – Zach Allen
5:30pm – Milwaukee Youth Ensemble
6:30pm – Jonah Denae

Visual Arts & Vendors (more to come)
Bellajack Designs
A Brush Box
A Brush of Amber
Art by David Bremer
Shun’s Online Deals
Modern Marie Antoinette
Radiance Media
The Ox
Eleganz Filaire
Olivia Glynn

*Schedule is subject to change*

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Event dates

August 18, 2023 - August 19, 2023

August 18 – 6:30-9:00 PM

August 19 – 1:00-9:00 PM

Outside Presenter
Concert , Dance , Free , Theater


Marcus Performing Arts Center
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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