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Here is the great music, fun activities, and an awesome cosplay contest we hosted in 2022! Look for 2023 announcements starting in late Summer / early Fall!

 
 

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

The Harp Twins

The Harp Twins
12:00pm until 12:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Identical twin harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt have achieved extraordinary success by smashing boundaries between genres of music! The twins’ ability to reinvent the harp has given them the opportunity to represent the United States at four different World Harp Festivals, amass over 2.5 million fans across their social media sites and over 140 million Youtube music video views! Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, Celtic, Renaissance, and soundtrack classics – as well as Celtic Nordic inspired original songs – the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive family-friendly performances that you won’t forget! 


Arcade Mode

Arcade Mode
1:00pm until 1:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Arcade Mode plays video game jazz music with ripping guitar solos. Catch them playing jazz/rock covers of gaming music or online at https://arcademode.bandcamp.comhttps://facebook.com/ArcadeModeBand/Arcade Mode is on Instagram


Subspace

Subspace
3:00pm until 3:45pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Team Subspace mixes visuals live while spinning Electro, Industrial, EBM, Bitpop, House, Chiptunes, RetroWave, and more! Subspace is a collective of video mixing DJs that mix music to a stunning array of 8-bit and pop-culture, cut-up, and found footage visuals for a mind-melting AV experience. Catch them spinning the finest Chiptunes, Synthwave, Retrowave, House, Industrial, EBM, and more at MGC, or at these online pages: facebook.com/TeamSubspace/instagram.com/teamsubspace/twitch.tv/teamsubspace


synchro//start

synchro//start
4:00pm until 4:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Based in Chicago, synchro//start is a vaporwave artist who channels nostalgia through experimental electronic music. His music features a blend of fuzzy sampled VGM and disco-inspired beats. He recreates experiences that range from his memories of sitting in front of a Game Boy as a child, to luxurious nights underneath the city lights. He has released several albums with the My Pet Flamingo record label and has also performed live events with VaporspaceSTL and 100% Electronica. Visit them online at https://linktr.ee/synchrostart


Mechanical Life Vein

Mechanical Life Vein
5:00pm until 5:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Mechanical Life Vein performs painfully authentic covers of NES-era video game soundtracks. It will be ‘Mechanical Life Vein performs painfully authentic covers of NES-era video game soundtracks. It will be ‘life imitating cart’ as drums, bass, guitar, and sax play along to LIVE game video. MLV will leave no stone unturned: fanfares, invincibility, boss music, item grabs–even DEATH are all on the table! ‘Come out with your thumb out’ to experience Mechanical Life Vein’s seventh consecutive Midwest Gaming Classic performance! Check them out online at https://mechanicallifevein.bandcamp.com and https://www.facebook.com/mechanicallifevein


MGC GameShow

MGC GameShow
6:00pm until 6:30pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Super The Hardest presents the return of the most popular event at the Midwest Gaming Classic ten years ago… the GAME SHOW! Stop by to see a hilarious spin on a game show revolving around trivia, questions, gaming, and above all, FUN!


Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship
6:30pm until 7:00pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Join Pop-A-Shot to prove you’re the best at the Pop-A-Shot World Championship! Hosted by the voice of NBA Jam, Tim Kitzrow, players will qualify throughout the day before the top eight players take to the stage Saturday night for an intense showdown with a $1000 cash prize on the line! You better hope that YOU’RE ON FIRE for this one!

Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 6:30pm until 7:00pm


MGC Spooky Pinball Cosplay Championship

MGC Spooky Pinball Cosplay Championship
7:00pm until 8:00pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7pm at the MGC Main Stage! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, this is a fun event to watch or participate in! Entry for main categories is free. All participants need to register as contestants during the day. Click more information below for full Cosplay Contest Rules.

Want to be a contestant? This year, we’re pre-judging the entrants to help ensure the smooth operation of our tournament! Stop by our Cosplay HQ on the second floor during the day to register (11am-2pm or 3pm-6pm). Then return at 6:45pm near the Main Stage to be ready for the tournament! Sponsored by Spooky Pinball, the best Pinball Company in Benton, WI!


Official After Party!

Official After Party!
8:30pm until 2:00am @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


When the show goes dark, the stage lights up for an after party extravaganza! Join us for after hours games, tournaments, entertainment and refreshments. This exclusive event is a separate ticketed event included with our VIG package or as a standalone ticket. Get yours now!

After Party Entertainment includes Lords of the Trident, Scott Danesi, and Kung Lao (Anthony Marquez) and ADULT BATSU!

The Official After Party is M for Mature audiences. Some may find content at this event not kid appropriate.

Doors at 8:30pm, party starts at 9pm.


Sunday, May 1st, 2022

The Harp Twins

The Harp Twins
12:00pm until 12:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Identical twin harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt have achieved extraordinary success by smashing boundaries between genres of music! The twins’ ability to reinvent the harp has given them the opportunity to represent the United States at four different World Harp Festivals, amass over 2.5 million fans across their social media sites and over 140 million Youtube music video views! Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, Celtic, Renaissance, and soundtrack classics – as well as Celtic Nordic inspired original songs – the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive family-friendly performances that you won’t forget! 


Raftronaut (Jordan Davis)

Raftronaut (Jordan Davis)
1:00pm until 1:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Jordan Davis; also known as Raftronaut in dev circles, is a songwriter, chiptune composer, and Nes developer based in the Milwaukee area. The principal songwriter behind the show-stopping psychedelic rock band Space Raft,  Jordan developed an NES game to accompany the band’s third vinyl release of ‘Positively Space Raft’ in 2020 including chiptune versions of every song. Reaching its Kickstarter funding goal within 15 hours, the game went on to be a critical success and served as a launching point for freelance 8-bit game design and chiptune soundtrack composition. Currently working with X-ray in Cudahy to remix Space Raft ‘the game’ into an arcade-ready version for installation into the Arcade/Live Music Venue. Space Raft NES game available on Dusty Medical Records: https://dustymedical.com/space-raft-nes/, also find Raftronaut online at https://spaceraft.bandcamp.com/album/positively-space-raft https://soundcloud.com/user-634230995-350638590


TEST YOUR MIGHT

TEST YOUR MIGHT
2:00pm until 2:15pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


It’s the ULTIMATE martial arts exhibition! The REAL martial arts skills of the Mortal Kombat actors including Daniel Pesina and Dr Phillip Ahn are being combined with local taekwondo studio Wings Academy for an unforgettable exhibition! Immediately following, you can break a board to TEST YOUR MIGHT with these martial arts legends!


Subspace

Subspace
3:00pm until 3:45pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Team Subspace mixes visuals live while spinning Electro, Industrial, EBM, Bitpop, House, Chiptunes, RetroWave, and more! Subspace is a collective of video mixing DJs that mix music to a stunning array of 8-bit and pop-culture, cut-up, and found footage visuals for a mind-melting AV experience. Catch them spinning the finest Chiptunes, Synthwave, Retrowave, House, Industrial, EBM, and more at MGC, or at these online pages: facebook.com/TeamSubspace/instagram.com/teamsubspace/twitch.tv/teamsubspace


Gunderslam

Gunderslam
4:00pm until 4:40pm @ American Pinball MGC Main Stage


Raised by Video Games, Inspired by Metal (or is it the other way around?). Heavy metal video game cover act Gunderslam is a multi-metal subgenre instrumental guitarist and producer that takes your favorite video game songs and makes them METAL AF! Covering games franchises such as Zelda, Metroid, and Hollow Knight, he blends the original compositions with original heavy metal influences that combine to make a heavy mix. He started uploading performance videos in 2015 on YouTube and since then has moved to performing live as a duo, featuring Dave Norman on drums!

https://www.patreon.com/Gunderslam

https://open.spotify.com/album/1Frp2aiRJ6WVXej0O08HRv?si=BinmqXwMSJaZzj41yCgTRQ&nd=1

https://www.youtube.com/gunderslam

https://www.twitch.tv/gunderslam