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The Spirit of Irish America:
This year’s lineup puts a spotlight on the music and heritage of Irish America. We look forward to sharing the music and traditions that were brought over from the Emerald Isle and other Celtic nations across the centuries!

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Daily Lineup

*lineup is subject to change

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
Acme Fiddle Company
Adam Burke
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Ashley Davis Band
Barry Dodd
Bellator Academy of Irish Dance
Byrne Brothers
Ceol Cairde
Cherish the Ladies
ComedySportz
Curtis Crossroads
Danny Burns
Derek Byrne and Paddygrass
The Drowsy Lads
Eileen Ivers
Frogwater
Gaelic Storm
Green Sails
Ian Gould
The Irish Masters featuring: John Doyle, Seamus Egan, John Williams & Cathie Ryan
Jeff Ward
John Whelan and Brian Conway
Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance
Mairtin de Cogain Project
Mary Ann Miller
Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Pat Broaders
Milwaukee Comedy
Milwaukee Irish Dance Company
Moxie Strings
The Murphy Beds
Na Faolchunna
Rory Makem
Runa
Schauer Center of the Arts Irish Dancers
Scythian
Seamus Egan Project
Seamus Kennedy
Seven Nations
Sierra Hull
Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
The Winifred Horan Trio

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
Academy of Irish Music
Adam Burke
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Asher Gray, Randy Gosa and Vidar Skrede
Ashley Davis Band
Athas
Beglan Academy of Irish Dance
Boys of Belfast
Byrne Brothers
Cashel Academy of Irish Dance
Cherish the Ladies
ComedySportz
Danny Burns
Derek Byrne and Paddygrass
The Drowsy Lads
Dublin O'Shea
Eileen Ivers
Evan and Tom Leahy
Finbar McCarthy
Fox and Branch
Gaelic Storm
Gleasons
Glencastle Irish Dancers
Hearthfire
Ian Gould
The Irish Masters featuring: John Doyle, Seamus Egan, John Williams & Cathie Ryan
John Whelan and Brian Conway
Kathleen Mohr
Leahy's Luck
Mairtin de Cogain Project
Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Pat Broaders
Mile Twelve
Milwaukee Academy of Irish Dance
Milwaukee Comedy
Molly Tuttle
Moxie Strings
The Murphy Beds
Pay the Devil
Rory Makem
Rory Modlinski
Runa
Scythian
Seamus Egan Project
Seamus Kennedy
Seven Nations
Tallymoore
Tribute Show for Irish Fest Founder, Ed Ward
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
The Winifred Horan Trio
Wise Maids

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
3 Pints Gone
Adam Burke
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Ashley Davis Band
Atlantic Wave
Beglan Academy of Irish Dance
Blackthorn Folly
Byrne Brothers
Cashel Academy of Irish Dance
Cherish the Ladies
ComedySportz
Cream City Ceili Band
Danny Burns
The Drowsy Lads
Eileen Ivers
Enda Reilly
Fox and Branch
Gaelic Storm
Glencastle Irish Dancers
Irish Fest School of Music
Jeff Ward
John Whelan and Brian Conway
Kathleen Mohr
Kim Robertson
Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance
Mairtin de Cogain Project
Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Pat Broaders
Mile Twelve
Milwaukee Comedy
Moxie Strings
The Murphy Beds
O'Connors and Theiss
Rory Makem
Runa
The Scattering
Scythian
Seamus Egan Project
Seamus Kennedy
Seven Nations
Special Fiddle Show
Tallymoore
Tis
Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
The Winifred Horan Trio

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control (travel restrictions/VISAs), JigJam and The Screaming Orphans will NOT be performing at this year's festival.

Virtual Program

We are producing a virtual program, which will run simultaneously during the festival. The program will feature Irish themed music and cultural shows for folks who are unable to attend in person. Irish Fest will also live stream one musical performance per day from the grounds to offer folks a glimpse of the festival experience.

All virtual shows will be available to tune in for free on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. View more details below. 

Virtual

Health and Safety

We want you to have an enjoyable experience at Milwaukee Irish Fest AND feel safe when visiting!
 

Health and Safety updates for the fest will be published as they become available on our health and safety page. Click the button below to view.

Health and Safety

 Meet Danny, the Dobhar-chú 

(pronounced: do-war coo)

Meet Danny the Dobhar-chú


People come from all over to experience the world renown Milwaukee Irish Fest. These days though, it's little harder to travel for people. For people. Now, if you’ve got fins and a tail, well, the world is your oyster (a delicious juicy oyster cracked on a rock and enjoyed on your back floatin’ down stream).

For Danny The Dobhar-chú all it took was a couple days swim across the Atlantic, a quick doggie paddle through the St. Lawerence River and then straight on through to the Great Lakes.

And now he’s here! Squeeze-box in paw ready to delight in the awe and spectacle of the one and only Milwaukee Irish Fest.

…and maybe he just might decide to stay.

2021 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends! View full sponsor list.

Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier

Jameson

Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

 

  • Artist
  • Paddy
  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

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1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI