Big Beat MKE


Producers and beatsmiths of Milwaukee, it’s once again time for you to step up and see who will win Milwaukee’s premier beat battle, Big Beat MKE. One lucky producer will be taking home a huge prize pack, as well as the honor of being dubbed the winner of the Big Beat MKE Tournament

Two producers will go head to head for three one minute rounds, alternating beats for the judges and the crowd to hear. If the crowd demands it, one optional overtime round will be contested. Judges will pick the winner based on style, overall sound quality, and crowd reaction.

Sixteen Milwaukee-based producers will compete in four rounds of beat battles for the chance to claim the 2020 Big Beat MKE title. The initial sixteen will be chosen based on submissions reviewed by a selection committee consisting of members of Milwaukee’s music scene. Battles will be determined by a random draw.

2020 Big Beat MKE Schedule:

Due to the guidelines from the CDC on mass gatherings, the 2020 Big Beat MKE schedule will be adjusted. We will have an updated schedule for you as soon as possible.

All events will take place at the Jackalope Lounj, adjacent to The Wicked Hop (345 N. Broadway) in the Historic Third Ward.

Performer Lineup

Night 1: DJTheJenius & Eli $tones
Night 2: kEwii & Hektik
Night 3: Raze & Rich P.
Night 4: Sunny James & Jaecar
Night 5: Mo’City & PaperStacks
Night 6: Juke Marciano & Yogie B & Keez
Night 7: Larry Bull & Yo-Dot
Night 8: Von Alexander & Nile


Submissions for Big Beat MKE closed on Friday, April 10th at Midnight.

The 2020 Big Beat MKE bracket will be revealed two weeks after the production deadline.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Music Go Round Greenfield
Nice FM

Nostalgic Visuals
414 Milwaukee
Bublr Bikes
Tainted Sound Entertainment

Isharai Artist Management
N43 Records