Irish Folk Rock, Movies With a Message: Minneapolis Park Events

Enjoy the last few days of summer by hitting a movie or musical concert in one of Minneapolis' parks.

Concert in the Park. Credit: David Haines
Concert in the Park. Credit: David Haines
Grab the family or a few friends and head out to area lakes and parks for some summer fun.  

The following is information on movies and music in area parks for the week of Monday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2. All the following information was provided by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board:

Lake Harriet Bandshell 

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Monday, August 26 -- Cattail Moon Band
Energetic Irish, folk rock & Americana

Tuesday, August 27 -- Detroit Don King Band
Urban blues, rock n roll and jazz

Wednesday, August 28 -- Not Quite Dead
Grateful Dead Tribute Band

Thursday, August 29 -- Postina
Energetic AlternaPop Rock

Friday, August 30 -- Erin Rogue
Irish and beyond!

Saturday, August 31 -- No Man's String Band
Bluegrass from Past to Present

Sunday, September 1 2:00 -- Capri Big Band
Big Band Jazz

Sunday, September 1 5:30 -- Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet
Gypsy swing and Latin jazz

Monday, September 2 5:30 (Please note time) -- Lynhurst
Original pop-rock band

NE Minneapolis

Shows start at 7 p.m.

Monday, August 26 at Nicollet Island Pavilion -- 1st Things 1st
40’s vocal & horn swing review

Tuesday, August 27 at Father Hennepin Bluffs -- Indigenous Music and Movies Presents: Tall Pall & Chase Manhattan

Minnehaha Falls

Shows start at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28 -- Zuhrah Flames
Big Band/Swing

Thursday, August 29 -- Compass Rose Brass Ensemble
Brass Ensemble Plays Classical Pop

Friday, August 30 -- Sean Goffin
Acoustic Original Pop & Rock

Special Events: 

Indigenous Music and Movies Series

Indigenous musicians, artists, filmmakers, producers and actors will be showcased this summer in a four-part music and movies series at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park in Minneapolis each Tuesday in August. The series is hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, First Nations Composer Initiative, and Dream of Wild Health. Various Community Artists will showcase their work, with an Information Alley from community programs showcasing their work in the community.  "Indigenous Music and Movies in the Park" series is a celebration of Us and is a way to connect our voices both locally and nationally through music and movies produced by American Indian musicians and film producers. Please visit our website for more information.

Movies With An Important Message

This summer Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) and End Time Harvest Productions will be screening the award nominated anti-bullying film “Boys Cry” at six different parks, with outdoor and indoor showings culminating with an opportunity to meet cast and crew members on October 19.  Boy's Cry is a fiction film based on a true account that details the tale of an African raised teenager whose life takes an incredible turn for the worse when his peers target him for his differences in culture and ultimately force him to engage in acts that, without influence, he would never commit.

Outdoor Screenings (start 15 minutes after sunset)

Please visit the MPRB website for more details on the screenings.


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