2013 Nine Nights of Music
The popular series, now in its 16th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center.
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. 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.
In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium (decision will be made by 3 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 5:45 p.m., these numbers will be distributed at the Kellogg Blvd. Entrance. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. No one will be allowed entrance to the auditorium after the numbers have all been given out. No food or drink allowed inside the auditorium.
Presented by Xcel Energy. Support provided by Minnesota Public Radio and Tapestry Folkdance Center.
Music of the Civil War and Tribute to the Fallen with Century Brass Band
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
19th century music and dance styles
*5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Displays/games
6:30-7 p.m. - Dance instruction
7-8:30 p.m. - Music
8:30 p.m. - Fife and Drum Processional to the Josias King Monument for a brief memorial service.
Pre-show activities include viewing outdoor displays and playing popular games of the 1860s led by members of the St. Paul Soldier’s Aid Society. At the conclusion of the concert, honor the Minnesota soldiers who fell 150 years ago at the Battle of Gettysburg by joining a processional led by fife and drum across Kellogg Boulevard to the Josias King Monument for a brief but poignant memorial ceremony.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rockin’ Rondo Quartet with T. Mychael Rambo and Friends
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues
30th Anniversary Celebration of Rondo Days - Strong and United
This special evening, in collaboration with Rondo Avenue, Inc. features an exuberant celebration of community spirit infused with songs, storytelling, poetry and dance. Appearances by the Half Pintz Drill Team, Walker West Jazz Ensemble and special surprise guests.
Capri Big Band
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Greg Herriges and Telluric Current
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
East Indian Bollywood…and Beyond
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
*Live music & dancing begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program co-hosted by the St. Paul Jewish Community Center with support from the Rose and Clarence Siegel Jewish Cultural Series Fund
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
*Live music and dance begins at 6:30 p.m.
Orkestar Bez Ime
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Balkan Party Music
Tango Pohjan Tahden
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm