9 Nights of Music
The popular series, now in its 19th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center every Tuesday in July and August!
Presented by Xcel Energy.
6:30 to 7 p.m.*: Dance instruction provided by Tapestry Folk Dance Center (with recorded music).
7 to 8:30 p.m.*: Live music and dancing.
*Times unless otherwise noted
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Listen to infectious music and get out your dancing shoes for saucy salsa, soulful Motown, and classic big band swing - co-sponsor Tapestry Folkdance Center
provides instructors to lead the way.
Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, or purchase food from the History Center's Cafe Minnesota (no outside alcohol is permitted). Admission to museum exhibits is free on Tuesdays from 3-8 p.m.
In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium (decision will be made by 4 p.m. the day of the show). Auditorium seating is limited to 336. First to arrive will receive a number to guarantee seating. Beginning at 5 p.m., these numbers will be distributed in front of the 3M Audititorium on Level 1. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. No one will be allowed entrance to the auditorium after the numbers have all been given out. Food and drinks available for sale in Cafe MN. Seating is open to the public in the cafe prior to the performance. No food or drink allowed inside the auditorium.
Parking is available in our lot, but if that fills up here are alternate parking options:
- Free parking after 5 p.m. at the Veteran's lot - see map
- Free parking at meters after 5 pm near the State Capitol
- Smith Parking Ramp at Kellogg & 7th street is a pay lot
Warning! Parking near the Cathedral is by permit only and you might be ticketed! Avoid parking on College Street, Mulberry Street, Old Kellogg Blvd. and Old Summit Blvd.
Support for this program has been provided by the Marney and Conley Brooks Fund.
Salsa del Sol
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Motown, funk and classic rock
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central East African
The High 48s
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dan Chouinard & Friends with Maria Jette
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Razzmatazz, ragtime and WW1 American standards with Dan Chouinard and special guests Arne Fogel, Jennifer Grimm, Peter Ostroushko and Butch Thompson.
Be sure to visit the exhibit "WW1 America" and meet costumed dancers and WW1 reenactors. Visitors are always encouraged to dress for the occasion in their best WW1 garb.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ultimate party rock
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New Orleans style R&B, Cajun and Zydeco
Orkestar Bez Ime
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Balkan party music
Boiled in Lead
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Celtic and world roots music