The Sunset Series Outdoor Concerts

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FREE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES IN DOWNTOWN PARK

Thursdays June - August at 7 PM

From local favorites to emerging new talent, the Sunset Series is a showcase for great talent from all genres. 

BARLEY JACKS

June 11, 2020 

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new. Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique.

SALSA DEL SOUL

June 18, 2020

Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-base, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Twin Cities Salsa fans. Enjoy some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities Latin music scene as they perform styles of music including Son, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, and of course, Salsa!


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KASHIMANA

July 16, 2020

Kashimana means, “that is her heart.” When you listen to the music written by Kashimana, you can feel where her heart beats. Kashimana’s rich soulful voice sounds like Aretha Franklin mixed with the mellow voice of Sade and the raw attitude of Tina Turner. Kashimana blends Pop, Soul, AfroFunk, Rock and R&B to create an experience is unforgettable. Her songs are easy to sing along to and paint compelling stories of her experiences in Africa, Europe and America.


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LILA AMMONS

July 23, 2020

A native of Chicago, Lila has had many musical influences from family to a myriad of musicians and from the musical styles of Mozart to Monk. She has inherited an illustrious legacy through the gifts of her grandfather and uncle: Albert Ammons (piano) and Gene Ammons (tenor sax.) She attended graduate school at the Manhattan School of Music, and for 13 years performed opera, oratorio and recitals around the US and Europe, before turning her focus to the jazz music she truly loves.


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BOMP Quartet & Just One More Quartet

July 30, 2020

BOMP is a fun-loving doo wop quartet with a Barbershop flavor.

JUST ONE MORE, In 2016, Nate Weimer, Tony Lopakko, Matt Richards, and Ben Wanggaard, were killing time before a Minneapolis Commodores show.  And what do guys do who love to sing – they sing!  On a whim the four decided to sing a few tags. They went to a nearby stairwell and immediately found out that their voices blended together really as chords started to ring in their impromptu sound stage. Their music encompasses a broad range of styles and they particularly take great pleasure in unlocking the rhythms and soaring harmonies found in extremely challenging arrangements.


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TURN TURN TURN

August 6, 2020

Turn Turn Turn is the story of girl meets boy meets girl--a trio who bonded over their mutual love of close harmony 60s and 70s country, folk and pop music and formed an original Americana band.

Members Adam Levy (guitar, vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) are all mainstays of the Minnesota music scene and together craft an infectious, pop-infused Americana.

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Jill Andrews - Special Day & Time!

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5 pm

This is a special concert as part of Jill Andrews’ Outdoor Spaces & Covered Faces Tour! Performing music from her newly released Thirties, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jill Andrews gives unsung moments the voice they have always deserved. From her days fronting lauded Americana group, the everbodyfields, to her successful solo career as a writer and performer, Andrews’ music has taken her far from her East Tennessee home. She has collaborated and shared the stage with countless celebrated artists including the Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and the Secret Sisters, and her music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, Wynonna Earp and American Idol. Featuring emotional melodies, intimate storytelling and vocals that soar even at a whisper, Thirties is a deviation, it resists contemplating the big, loud questions of the world, and rather, invites listeners to look inward, keeping us closer to home than ever before.Tenderly, hauntingly and without fear, Thirties chronicles Andrews’ journey through a decade rife with both beauty and brutality. She explores the isolation and joy of motherhood, the loss not of a lover, but a partner, the experience of growing older in a world that expects you to stay young forever. 


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NEW PRIMITIVES

August 13, 2020

New Primitives was founded in 2003 by Stanley Kipper, a veteran drummer of the Southern California music scene. The music is a mixture of different genres, Reggae/Ska, R&B, Afro Cuban, World Music, deep Funk and American Rock and Roll. Sometimes all played at the same time. New Primitive live shows are legendary, big fun, hypnotic, dance filled events where the music is designed to bring the performers and the audiences into greater focus and deep into the groove, all day or night long! Prim’s bring a unique vibe unmatched by any of their contemporaries!

 

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