Chords & Curds Music Festival

August 24 | Deer District

Chords & Curds Music Festival

Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

The Chords & Curds Festival featuring Milwaukee-based musicians, local artisans and food trucks will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 on the plaza at Fiserv Forum. Hosted and produced by Fiserv Forum and Deer District, the all-day event beginning at noon will include gospel, blues, funk and soul acts among other genres.


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Admission to Chords & Curds Festival is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and people over 65. The exclusive VIP experience is $75 and includes a fast lane exclusive entrance into the festival, a private, air-conditioned area, brunch offered from noon – 3 p.m., dinner offered from 6 to 9 p.m., and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.

The “Gospel Brunch” menu is available for anyone with a VIP ticket as part of the hospitality and VIP experience. A limited number of “Gospel Brunch” food items, including Belgian waffles, Buttermilk Marinated Fried Chicken and Hickory Smoked Bacon, will also be for sale to the general public in the food village during The Milwaukee Public Schools Community Gospel Choir performance.

Chords & Curds will also feature a robust assortment of cuisine available to all guests from the following Milwaukee-area food trucks and establishments: Foxfire Food Truck, Lola’s Empanadas, Iron Grate BBQ Co., Jamaican restaurant Uppa Yard, and MKEat, Fiserv Forum’s locally-focused food and beverage program.

Chords & Curds ticket proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, one of the nation’s fastest-growing community music schools.



Noon – 1 p.m.: The Milwaukee Public Schools Gospel Choir
1-1:30 p.m.: The Midwest Mixer Dr. B
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Blues guitarist Misha Siegfried and His Band
2:30-3 p.m.: DJ NuStylez
3-4 p.m.: Jazz band Christopher’s Project
4-4:30 p.m.: DJ Bizzon
4:30-5:30 p.m.: R&B/soul singer Grace Weber
5:30-6:30 p.m.: DJ set
6:30-7:30 p.m.: De La Buena, a 10-piece Latin jazz ensemble
7:30-8 p.m.: DJ Avets
8-9:15 p.m.: Angie Swan, a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist
9:15-9:45 p.m.: DJ Avets
9:45-11:15 p.m.: New Age Narcissism, a dance/R&B group
11:15 p.m. – Conclusion: DJ Avets

Chords & Curds News


Chords & Curds Festival comes to Fiserv Forum this weekend

Fiserv Forum debuts a new festival this weekend. Chords & Curds brings together local musicians of all genres and food trucks to delight even the pickiest of eaters, Saturday.



88.9 Radio Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum is debuting its own music festival, Chords & Curds, in August

Fiserv Forum has announced its own music festival. The Chords & Curds Festival will take place on arena’s plaza on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a lineup of Milwaukee music including the hip-hop/R&B collective New Age Narcissism, guitarist Angie Swan and R&B/soul singer Grace Weber.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Fiserv Forum plaza hosting Chords & Curds Festival in August

The all-day event begins at noon. It will include gospel, blues, funk and soul acts. The event is hosted and produced by Fiserv Forum and Deer District. Proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.