Starting June 30 and continuing every Tuesday in July and August! The popular series, now in its 18th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center.
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
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 5-8 p.m. In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium.
Parking is available in our lot, but if that fills up here are alternate parking options:
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.
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). 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.
Support for this program has been provided by the Marney and Conley Brooks Fund.
Pig's Eye Landing
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Appalachian, British Isles, French-Canadian Folk
*5:30 p.m.: preshow activities begin with a unique outdoor installation. Families can climb aboard a rustic 1940s shantyboat and hear stories of the people who lived and worked on the river. Created by Wes Modes in partnership with the National Park Service and their River City Revue.
Orchestar Bez Ime
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Balkan and Gypsy
Bruce Henry Band
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Motown and R&B
Salsa del Soul
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Red Rock Swing Band
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classic Big Band
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hybrid 1980s Rock and Contemporary Hmong
Nikaido, Sorvari, Kazama
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cosmic Japanese Pop
Celebrate 60 years of friendship between the United States and Japan and the sister cities of Nagasaki and St. Paul. Also featuring the Junshin Peace Singers from Nagasaki.
*Pre-show Activity - 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Kite making and flying (weather permitting)
New Riverside Ramblers
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Family Music All Stars: Justin Roberts with Liam Davis
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
*Pre-show Activity - 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Old fashioned lawn games and bubbles