Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 19th // Noon-2AM
The Turnt Up Crew will be bringing their dance party to the Nomad for a Block Party blowout. An entire day of DJ sets including DJs Low, Tek, Sophia Eris, Keezy, Espada, Mica Mary Jane and Willie Shu among others. The event will be indoor as well as outdoor, and will include food from Pimento and the Nomad’s house food truck. Take it from us, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this event. 21+ to get in and the door is $7 for the block party and $7 for the after party ($10 for both!), click the link below for more information.
Yasiin Bey will be live at the Skyway Theatre once again for what will most definitely be a good show. We got a chance to catch him at the very same venue a couple of years back and he put on performance that was well worth the $40. This show will also be notable because Bey will perform his classic album, Black On Both Sides, in it’s entirety. The Twin Cities’ own Muja Messia and Niles will open up the night, a solid evening of true hip hop. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for $30 ($35 day of), click the link below to purchase yours now.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul When: Thursday, August 24th- Monday, September 4th (Memorial Day)
The Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, this year’s offerings of live entertainment and new foods will not disappoint. Among the many smaller stages throughout the fairgrounds, the Grandstand will feature headliners like Nickelback, Stevie Nicks, Usher, Jim Gaffigan, Phantogram, and Toby Keith on any given night. Sure there will be the classics like Sweet Martha’s cookies, turkey legs, and just about everything on a stick, but you’d be a fool to overlook the newcomers. Some of which include, Dino’s Gyro’s “Honey Puffs,” balls of fried dough dipped in sweet syrup and tossed in cinnamon and sugar, Giggles’ Campfire Grill’s “Duck Bacon Wontons,” or Snack House’s “Memphis Totchos,” sliced banana and sautéed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce. Grandstand tickets are sold separately, but you can buy general admission tickets in advance for $11 ($14 @ gate). If you’re serious about trying as many new foods as possible, click the link below for a complete list of 2017’s new eats and a map marking their locations.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 1st @ 6:30PM
TDE artist SZA has had a stellar 2017 behind the release of her highly anticipated album, CTRL. Received with critical acclaim across just about every major publication, SZA’s debut charted as high as #3 on the Billboard 200 (US). She’ll be live at First Avenue’s main room along with Smino and Ravyn Lenae, tickets for The Cabooze show sold out so fast that the location was moved to allow for more ticket sales. This is an all ages show and it is SOLD OUT, if you’re dying to go you’ll have to check Craigslist or deal with scalpers.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 9th @ 4PM
Over the last few years PROF Outdoors has ended the summer season of block parties with a bang and this year looks no different. The event will be headlined by SHREDDERS, an off-shoot project of the Doomtree camp consisting of local legends P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger. Brooklyn’s own Underachievers will also take the stage as well as Mac Lethal, Finding Novyon, Cashinova, and DJ Fundo. These guys always have a few tricks up their sleeves, so don’t be surprised if you see a few special guests throughout the day. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for $25 ($30 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 3258 N Sheffield Avenue, Chicago Hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-2AM, Sat: 11AM-3AM, Sun: 11AM-Midnight
The bar scene in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood is known for being rowdy, a little pretentious, and at times, feeling like the bro capital of the world. Most of the bars on the Clark Street strip will be packed to capacity on Friday and Saturday nights and if there’s a game, you can count on 2-3 times the crowd on the streets. Sheffield’s is like an oasis. In the midst of so much drunken debauchery, lies a cool, laid back bar with great food and an even better beer menu. They have what feels like 4 separate bars, each of which is fitted with multiple big screen TVs; and a huge outdoor area with it’s own bar. This place can get pretty wild from time to time, but the bros and yuppies tend to stay away; leaving an atmosphere filled with peace and girls that aren’t being harassed at every turn.
Location: 119 N 4th Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 12th // Noon-10AM
Pizza Luce’s annual block party is right around the corner and this year’s is looking like one to remember. Sure there will be plenty of pizza and Surly beer on deck, but the real draw is this year’s lineup. The event features a full day of music including performances from Craig Finn, Allan Kingdom, Sophia Eris, HALEY, and Fury Things among others. This one is all ages and FREE to the public, if you’re looking for something to do this Saturday, look no further. Click the link below for the full lineup and set times.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, August 10th @ 10PM
As we enter the back end of the summer, August is looking like the month with the most things to do. Among major staples like the Minnesota State Fair, Summerset Music Festival and Pizza Luce Block Party, there are also a lot of events tucked in the weeks between. The homie DJ Low will take over Honey on the Thursday leading up to Summerset, the night will include performances from UJU, GainesFM, DJ Low, Rich Garvey & Blamsiss, as well as a few special guests. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info.
Chicago’s own Vic Mensa appeared on the Breakfast Club today to talk about the release of his new album, The Autobiography. The budding artist has definitely had some trials and tribulations along his journey to becoming a certified star, he opens up about some of the things that he’s gone through since his move to L.A. Check out the interview for yourself above and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, July 29th @ 9PM
This weekend is looking like yet another one filled with a bunch of good live music. Lyric Marid & Rich Garvey will bring “The Network” to the Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood. The event features a solid lineup of heavy hitters including GainesFM, Rich Garvey, Lyric Marid, Solostar, Piloto Williams, and comedian John X. DJ Cam Jones and DJ Low will hold down the 1s & 2s for the evening, while Devon Reason takes care of the hosting duties. This is just the 1st of more to come, The Network will strive to be an event dictated by the artists and the people of the Twin Cities. This one is 21+ and the door is only $10, but if you repost this with the hashtag #TheNetwork the door is half off. Click the link below for more information.