If you’re looking for more to do this summer than walk to the pool or have an occasional beach day, why not plan a trip around the annual Make Music Day festival this June 21st? Make Music Day is a worldwide event that features concerts, impromptu jam sessions, music lessons, and free events in more than 800 cities across 120 countries. Last year, 4,138 free concerts and events were held in 53 cities across North America in coordination with additional celebrations in cities around the world. All were held on June 21st. As impressive as that is, the organization is looking to one-up itself this year by adding more than 350 additional events to the line-up! That means plenty of destinations to choose from for a midsummer weekend road trip. Fête De La Musique was first started by France’s Ministry of Culture. It was held on the summer solstice in 1982 and since then has become an annual worldwide phenomenon, a celebration of music where all are welcome to participate or merely take in the atmosphere. Check out Make Music’s local links for Minneapolis and Chicago to find events happening in an area near you this summer, and get out and sing on June 21st!
This past Friday night, we made our way over to 7th street entry for Fort Wilson Riot and Pononono’s split release show. The night also featured Holidae and Aaron Rice, adding to what we thought to be a stacked night for music. The evening couldn’t have gone better, with each performance building energy up until the final encore by Fort Wilson Riot. Feel free to view some pics below and continue to stay tuned for more from the above bands.
This past week has been a busy week yet again for Minneapolis. To kick off our week, we made our way into 7th street Entry for a solid night of music. Joined by a near sold out crowd, the Entry was set for another successful evening. With performances by: Pseudoubt, Spencer Joles x Nazeem and Otis Apollo – the night was set for hip-hop and good vibes. We made sure to capture some of the nights performers below. Make sure to stay tuned for part II and browse the artists links above.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, August 29th @ 9PM
As the month of August winds down, a ton of shows are popping up. Tonight, Botzy will be holding his birthday party at First Avenue with a few friends. Live performances will include Beasthead, Heavy Petting, Dre Green along with Botzy himself. If you know what’s up, you wont miss this party. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are available now for $5, the door will run $10. Click the link below for tickets and keep an eye out for more.
Young Jeezy will be rolling through the Twin Cities tonight. It’s been awhile since he’s been up here, but Jeezy has always stayed connected with the city one way or another (*What You Talkin Bout*). This event’s 18+ and general admission tickets are $35 while balcony access will run $45. Click the link below for tickets and keep an eye out for more info.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, July 24th @ 8:30PM
Remember Nappy Roots? They’ll be making a stop in the Twin Cities tonight. It’s been quite some time since the days of “Aw Naw” & “Po’Folks”, but it should still be cool to check out. Polkadot Mayhem’s Botzy will open the night and the event is 18+. Tickets are $12, if you’re interested in going; click the link below.
Location: 318 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 5th @ 8:30PM
Texas OG, Bun B will be making a stop in the Twin Cities as he crosses the nation on “The Trillest Tour”. It’s been close to a year since Bun’s last show here, and even then he was only being featured on that tour (opened for 8 Ball & MJG); Kirko Bangz will be joining Bun making it a full Houston affair. Minneapolis’ own Rapper Hooks & Sean Anonymous will hold the opening duties rounding out what should be a good time. General admission for this show is $25, if you’re interested; balcony tickets are $30. If you want to go the extra mile you can cop VIP Meet & Greet tickets for $55. Click the link below and check out the packages.
Location: 3090 Southlawn Drive, St. Paul When: Friday, March 28th @ 8:30PM
Juicy J is a surprising frequenter of the Twin Cities, you can count on at least one show just about every year. This time around he’ll be stopping by Myth Night Club in St. Paul on his “Never Been Sober” tour. Travis Scott, Project Pat & Chicago’s own Show You Suck will be joining Juicy, making for what should be a dope show. Tickets are still available, so if you’re interested in going; click the link below.
Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino will be swinging through Minneapolis & Chicago TONIGHT on his “Deep Web Tour”. Gambino recently released “Because The Internet”, which was received well by hardcore fans and critics alike. No word on who else he’ll have playing with him, but it should definitely be a good time for both cities. Tickets are ALREADY sold out for the Chicago show, but all of our Minneapolis brethren can still cop theirs for $30. If you’re a big fan and willing to brave Myth Night Club, be our guests; click the link below for tix.