July 29th & 30th, 2023
Saturday 3p - 10p
Sunday 3p - 10p
Music, Art & Food Festival for DJs by DJs
Midwest DJ Productions presents: Midwest Mix Fest 2023
Kenosha Yacht Club (Outdoor Grounds)
5130 4th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
Tickets: $10 per day
Kids under 18 free
*Proceeds to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a pediatric cancer research foundation.
20+ DJ's Live Mixing
Live Graffiti Art- ft. Diskopimpsoloman5000
House of RAD Mobile Art Stage
Turkey Leg Eating Competition
Taco Eating Competition
Brain Freeze Challenge
*DJ LINEUP TBA*
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation all started with one front yard lemonade stand. When she was just four years old, Alex Scott held her first childhood cancer fundraiser in her front yard and raised over $2,000. By the time of her death in 2004, Alex raised $1 million and inspired a legacy of hope and cures for childhood cancer. When the Salinas-Villalobos family discovered the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2010, they fell in love with Alex and her important lemonade stand mission.
Midwest DJ Production is a DJ entertainment company owned and operated by dynamic husband and wife duo, Diego and Dianna Villalobos. MDJP specializes in weddings, corporate, special events and music festival production. Kenosha, WI located in the middle of the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor is where they call home but you can find them performing shows across the Midwest and beyond. Voted "Best DJ of Kenosha County" 5 years running, they boast 5 years as full time business owners and over 25 years of freelancing experience.
With donations from businesses such as Twin Disc, Cricket Wireless, Tenuta's Liquor and Oliver's Bakery, the Salinas-Villalobos family has been able to hold Alex's Lemonade Stands annually for 14 years, continuing their fundraising efforts longer than they ever imagined.
With a goal to maximize fundraising efforts, Midwest DJ Productions partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2022. In just 2 days time, Midwest DJ Productions'- Midwest Mix Fest managed to raise a whopping total of $1240 for the childhood cancer research foundation! Dianna's sister Christina, (better known as Cookie) the lemonade stand founder, reports an amazing fundraising total of $7,636!
Over the years, Kenosha, WI has been the hometown of a number of famous names such as actor, writer, director and producer Orson Wells, actor Mark Ruffalo and actor Don Ameche. In the summer of 2020, nationwide attention was placed on Kenosha, WI amid protests over police shooting of unarmed black man, Jacob Blake. As a result, Kenosha was partially burned down and two people were killed in an attack carried out by white vigilante gunman. In the months following, the Kenosha community felt more divided than ever. Although the City of Kenosha has worked hard to repair all of the physical damage done, we thought to ourselves, how do we begin to repair the racial division in our community?
As Midwest DJ Productions grew, the family felt it was important to use their platform to unify the Kenosha community. Kenosha needed a diverse event that would bring a "mix" of people together regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual preference and/or political views. This led to the creation of Midwest Mix Fest in 2021.
Which is why this summer, Midwest DJ Productions and Alex's Lemonade Stand are teaming up once again to bring you the 3rd annual Midwest Mix Fest 2023! Featuring a diverse lineup of over 20 live DJs, 20+ food vendors, live graffiti artists, a dance contest, a kids’ corner activity area and much more family-friendly fun. Also featuring a charity turkey leg and taco eating competition featuring local activists, police personnel, city officials and local social media influencers.
Music adds vibrancy to communities, engages the brain and strengthens your mental and physical health. There is a need to continue to spread a message of unity and togetherness in the Kenosha community. When we all work together with a common goal in mind, it makes all of our differences fall by the wayside. Raising funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer all while enjoying great music on beautiful Lake Michigan is something we can all agree on!
Be a part of this awesome event by sponsoring, performing or volunteering on July 29th and/ or 30th, 2023. Midwest Mix Fest unites a wonderful community of music lovers, DJs, artists and foodies for a 2-day, outdoor, high-energy DJ music festival unlike anything you've ever experienced before!
“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”
Meet Alex Scott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM9GbaSsUaE
TICKETS: $10 PER DAY
Kids under 18 free
*Proceeds donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, supporting pediatric cancer research.
GET INVOLVED WITH
MIDWEST MIX FEST 2023
Vendors, Donors, Volunteers, DJs & Artists
**vendor fee includes 2 days
Electricity is additional
(NO FEE FOR SPONSORS)
SET-UP INFO TBA
Please support our Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation fundraiser for childhood cancer research!
Did you know that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in kids under 19 in the US? Check out what we are doing to change this fact and how you can help!
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