Noon – midnight during the festival. Ticket sales at the gate will cease at 10:30pm.


Advance ticket offers provide big savings off the gate price! Watch for the opportunity to buy online and save.

There may be additional chances to save through promotions with our partners.

2018 Gate Ticket Prices

Adult (12 & over) $12
Seniors (60 & over) $8
Youth (8 – 11) $8
Children (7 & under) Free when accompanied by an adult
Military & Veterans In support of the United States’ service personnel, Black Arts Fest MKE is pleased to offer free admission to all branches of the Military and Veterans. Proof of service or an active Military ID is required. Active Military status includes all Armed Forces, National Guard Reserves, Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian and Military. Show proof of service and a valid photo ID at any ticket window to receive a complimentary ticket.

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