Mid West Rock Festival Poster T-Shirt


Please Choose Your Correct Size

We have introduced a handling fee of £5 for returns, which will be deducted from your refund. All our shirts are printed to order, so it means we have a lot of wasted stock when we make a size exchange, or if someone orders two sizes in order to return one.
So please choose your correct size.

EU Customers please note: EU-based customers might have to pay local rate VAT on their order before delivery.
Please do not order unless you are prepared to pay the VAT

The Midwest Rock Festival was staged at the racetrack at State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 25-27, 1969 with a total attendance of about 45,000. It cost $15.00 for the 3 days. The show had a flatbed trailer as a stage, set on the field in front of the racetrack grandstand. It looks wonderfully down home.

Also down home was the printing of tickets which had no security marking of any sort - well who did back then - as a result freaks just photocopied them at the local Kinkos. So loads of people attended who hadn't paid but did have tickets.

Because they didn't have a lot of money upfront, all the advances were paid out of the ticket sales money as it came in. Even so, everyone got paid and the whole event passed off without big hassles.

Led Zeppelin, who played so many festivals that summer, was there Friday night and, by all accounts, played a storming, frantic set. Listening to the bootleg, widely available online, you can hear them tearing through songs like 'Communication Breakdown' as though on speed. Blind Faith played on Saturday. They were on their one and only American tour, of course. Other acts included John Mayall, Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition and Buffy Sainte-Marie who was actually the first day headliner above Zeppelin.

The scheduled list of bands was even longer than the number that actually played - Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck and the Bob Seger System were scheduled on Sunday, but rain cancelled many of that day's performances. This festival saw Taste, with Rory Gallagher, make their United States debut.

Tommy Bolin's first band Zephyr also played along with festival stalwarts, Pacific Gas & Electric, SRC and Shag (which I imagine didn't mean what it means over here in UK) Delaney and Bonnie and Friends were also there, the MC5, Jim Schwall Blues Period and the unimaginatively named Litter.

Bob Reitman, the Milwaukee radio personality who served as emcee for the festival, ranks the weekend - and another Midwest festival later that summer at County Stadium - among the top 10 concerts he's witnessed in his years in Milwaukee.

Part of what made it memorable, he said, was the dramatic weather. There was heavy rain on Sunday. Musicians were playing on a the flatbed truck, and a makeshift plastic cover was put over it to keep the rain off them. During a performance by Joe Cocker, the plastic cover broke and rainwater poured down on him while he sang. But Cocker kept on going - a bit of rain is nowt to a Sheffield lad, tha' knows.

Johnny Winter was next up and there was real fear he'd get electrocuted, but fortunately, only the music gave everyone a blast. Oh yeah, baby.

The coverage of the festival in newspapers mentioned widespread pot-smoking in the stands(well, duh!), and afterwards a state legislator from West Allis, Robert Huber, took strong exception to that, saying the weekend would make Haight-Ashbury blush. Dude, you need to loosen up and get with the programme. For 3 days in the summer of 69 what made Milwaukee famous was not beer but kick ass rock 'n' roll.

Mid West Rock Festival Poster T-Shirt DJTees Originals

Also available on Womens Tees

Small 34-36 27 86-92 68
Medium 38-40 28 96-102 71
Large 42-44 29 106-112 73
XL 44-48 31 112-122 78
2XL 50-52 32 127-132 81
3XL 54-56 33 137-142 83
4XL 58-60 34 147-152 86
5XL 62-64 35 157-162 89

Returns & Exchanges

If you need to change size or colour or design, or just fancy a refund, it’s all cool. I can sort all of this out for you. 

But, as of 8th Jan 2024 we have had to introduce a handling fee of £5 for returns, which will be deducted from your refund.
All our shirts are printed to order, so it means we have a lot of wasted stock when we make a size exchange, or if someone orders two sizes in order to return one.
Please note, you will also need to pay your own return shipping. 

So before ordering - please measure your size and choose correctly -  see size chart 

When returning an item it must arrive with us in it’s original condition. Wearing it down the pub on a Friday night out, getting it covered in Guinness and setting light to it via a badly rolled reefer, then returning it on Monday, is understandable, but not allowed by the karma pixies who govern our lives. And we don't want to upset the karma pixies now, do we? 

If your item is in any way faulty then please contact me immediately, send a photo of the issue and I will get a replacement organised. For clarity, the concept of faulty does not include stains from a lamb dhansak you have spilled down yourself after consuming 8 pints of lager.  For faulty items there will be no return fee.

Before making a return, please email me boss@djtees.com with your order number, and what you want to happen - a refund, or a different size/colour/design. I can then make it happen because I am all powerful, can change my clothes in a phone box and can fire spider webs from places I didn't know I even had. Possibly.

You will always be dealing with me, Johnny, because DJTees is so small and niche that I do all admin. Don't worry, I don't bite, or at least not unless you are a sausage. I do bite sausages.

If you'd love a t-shirt but are totally skint, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do. 


We print everything to order and don't hold any stock of anything. That would be mad. Almost all orders are printed within 2 or 3 working days (this doesn't include weekends and public holidays), occasionally as long as 4 days if we have run out of a size or colour t-shirt and stock is delayed in arriving.  

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 EU CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: EU-based customers might have to pay local rate VAT on their order before delivery.

Please do not order unless you are prepared to pay the VAT


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