The festival, free and open to the public, will bring live music, summer food, a 5K race and working artists to CUW’s Mequon campus along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Along with headliner Naima Adedapo, a Milwaukee resident and finalist on season 10 of American Idol, music entertainment will feature Arabic rock group “Painted Caves,” American punk-folk group “Zach Pietrini & the Broken Bones, and indie-pop band “I’m Not a Pilot.”
“Terrific talent with national-exposure and a local-feel really rounds out the entertainment at this year’s festival,” said event spokeswoman Gretchen Jameson. “Family-friendly means this music will appeal to all ages, and our fantastic partners at KNE (K-Nation Entertainment) are producing our music stage for a truly first-rate experience.”
“Painted Caves” will kick off the music at 4 p.m. followed by “Zach Pietrini & the Broken Bones, “I’m Not a Pilot,” and Adedapo’s performance at 9 p.m.
The Lake Moon Festival’s 5K race will wind runners throughout CUW’s campus and up its bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.
Additionally, artists will be able to take part in a Plein Air painting competition atop the bluff, and patrons will be encouraged to take tours of the bluff, build and fly kites, and watch a boat parade.
The festival will run from 4 to 10 p.m. CUW is located at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.
For more information, visit www.lakemoonfestival.com.