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The Winter Concert Series has returned.  Yay for free concerts but I can’t say the same for winter.

The program includes:

Overture to Cinderella…………………….Cioacchino Rossini

Concerto No. 19 in F Major K. 459…………………….W.A. Mozart

Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune …………………….Linda Tutas Haugen

Czech Suite, opus 39 ……………………. Antonin Dvorak

Friday, October 17, 2014
Johnson High School
1349 Arcade Street
St. Paul

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Basilica of St. Mary
88 North 17th Street


Harriet Brewing presents the 4th Annual RAUCHFEST, a one-day Oktoberfest featuring Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Local Art, and Live Music. Harriet Brewing again will brew a single batch of Rauchfest, a smoked Oktoberfest Lager for this festival. A total of 10+ Harriet beers will be available on tap, each with uniquely tantalizing tastes. Food and non-alcoholic beverages from Tollefson’s Family Pork, Butcher & Salt and Moral Omnivore will be available to perfectly compliment the Rauchfest German-smoked lager and the other brews.

Limited Edition Rauchfest Steins will be available at the fest. Buy it at Rauchfest and use it at Rauchfest!

Hammershlagen tournaments all afternoon.

Fire Dancing Performance at 9:30pm.

Both music stages will showcase regional talent including STEEZ, The People Brothers Band, Frogleg, Circle of Heat, The Fattenin’ Frogs, Hoodphellas, Dan Israel, and more. All genres again are covered including Funk, Roots, Bluegrass, Jam & Rock along with live painters, arts and crafts, fire dancers and various other vendors will be at Rauchfest 2014.

We want to thank all the live music supporters throughout the year for all those times you pay cover to see outstanding talent on our stage. So, this year we give you Rauchfest IV, a free event for our community to come drink beer and enjoy the true essence of Harriet Brewing on our big day!

Don’t forget to wear your Lederhosen ~ Cheers

Click here for a performance scheudle

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Fun starts at Noon
Harriet Brewing’s Tap Room
3036 Minnehaha Ave
Rain or Shine
21+ | Kids under 12 welcome during the day
Free Parking in the lot to the West of Harriet (Entrance on Snelling Ave)

The Selby Ave. Jazz Festival


The Selby Avenue Jazz Fest is FREE full day of jazz from neighborhood, regional, national and international artists

Great Food – Local Artists Demonstrations – Fun Children’s Activities

Click here for more information on this year’s performers.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Intersection of Selby & Milton
St. Paul

Free MN Orchestra Concert

Join the Minnesota Orchestra for a free community concert, a Russian delight at Lake Harriet. Pack a picnic basket and bring the family to south Minneapolis for a late summer afternoon of glorious music to celebrate the start of their 2014-15 season!

The program includes:

Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture

Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Lake Harriet Bandshell

The Concrete and Grass Music Festival

The free, Concrete and Grass music festival returns to Mears Park this weekend.  See the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, MN Opera & more.  Click here for a performance schedule.

Peavey Plaza: Summer in the City

The Minneapolis Downtown Council invites you to a summer of fun on weekdays though August 29, 2014.  All events take place in Peavey Plaza.

Mondays & Tuesdays performance schedule from 11am-1pm:
8/18: Ken Valdez
8/19: Turpentine Wine
8/25: Chris Perricelli
8/26: Dan Newton

Celebrate and support local, women-owned businesses with a unique shopping experience at Peavey Plaza. Each week entrepreneurs will showcase their products & services.

Stay fit during your Summer in the City at Peavey Plaza with a free yoga class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Studio 925 will host a yoga class with trained instructors and music. Mats will be available for use, and class is open to all skill levels.

Visit Peavey Plaza for a break in your day to enjoy your Summer in the City with games & activities.

Lowertown Guitar Festival

McNally Smith College of Music is honored to host the second annual Lowertown Guitar Festival — a free day of outdoor live music taking place Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Mears Park downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Unlike other music festivals, which often cater to a specific genre (e.g., jazz, blues), Lowertown Guitar Festival celebrates one of America’s most beloved instruments — guitar — and the diverse artists who play it.

Click here for a performance schedule.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Mears Park
St. Paul

Twin Cities Polish Festival

photo courtesy of Twin Cities Polish Fest

The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. It also helps promote various community-service and Polish-American organizations.

The Twin Cities Polish Festival will immerse Minnesotans and visitors in “all things Polish”, presenting a kaleidoscope of unique cultural and educational displays, food and top-notch entertainment.

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn along the Old Main Street in Minneapolis, visit with friends, watch outstanding musical and dance entertainment, enjoy traditional foods and beverages, and just simply have fun!

You’ll see for yourself why Poland has earned itself the reputation as one of the World’s most hospitable cultures.

Friday, August 8: 5:oo PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 9: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 10: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

St. Anthony Main

August 10, 2014, The Smarts are playing at Lake Harriet.  This show is outdoors, free and starts at 5:30pm!

The Smarts are a jazz-ish quartet that defies any easy category. As the house band for Minnesota Public Radio’s In The Loop, they wrote songs on everything from environmentalism to Internet love to winter solstice to Kim Jong Il. As current house band for St. Paul’s Sample Night Live variety show, you can watch the repertoire evolve every month.

The 2014 Irish Fair of Minnesota

The 2014 Irish Fair of Minnesota, a three-day annual celebration of Irish heritage and culture, will be held Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 on Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. With approximately 100,000 attendees each year, this event is the largest free celebration of its kind in the nation.

Celebrating its 35th year, the Irish Fair of Minnesota will continue to provide a family-friendly experience featuring a multitude of activities, including traditional music, Irish dance, Gaelic sports, a Children’s Tent, an Irish Authors Literary Corner, native Irish dogs, the Best Legs in a Kilt Contest, a variety of Irish shopping and an array of food and beverage options to enjoy.

From internationally-known to locally-grown, the three entertainment stages will feature some of the best Irish music. A sampling of bands booked include: Altan, The Eddies, Gaelic Storm, The HiBs, The Hounds of Finn, Mànran, The Mahones, The Screaming Orphans, The Sweet Colleens, Tim Malloys and Wild Colonial Bhoys.

Speaking of international fame, this year’s fair will also include Clive Geraghty, one of Ireland’s finest actors and a stalwart of the Abbey Theatre since the 1960s, and the Ouroboros Theatre’s production of “A Celebration of Seamus Heaney”. The show will play on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 6-7 p.m. in the Dance Tent and on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1-2 p.m. in the Eoin McKiernan Speaker’s Tent.

In order to help keep the Irish Fair free, the festivities will also include a “short” fundraiser: The Zero K, a three-foot long foot “race.” It costs $25 to participate and at the finish line, racers will receive a souvenir t-shirt and a pint of Finnegan’s (if of age, of course).

Visit the Irish Fair’s website for detailed schedule information.

Friday, August 8, 3 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, August 9, 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday, August 10, 9 am – 7 pm

Harriet Island
St. Paul