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 2019 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.

2019 Big Beat MKE Schedule:

Opening Round:  May 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Quarterfinals: May 30th and June 6th

Semifinals: June 13th

Finals: June 20th

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

Performer Lineup

May 2nd: Yogie B & Keez & Spaidez
May 9th: Phat Nerdz & Nile
May 16th: Sha & King Myles
May 23rd: G-Gifted & Joshua Jenkins
May 30th: King Dozzi & Rich P.
June 6th: Camb & awillthagreat
June 13th: Mudy & J-Lamo
June 20th: A.C. the Ruler, Twan Mack & Shle Berry

Submissions for Big Beat MKE ended on April 5th.


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