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Sunday June 16th 2024

Midtown Global Music Festival

8.10a-v38#7-MGMLearn More About the BACKYARD INITIATIVE, TOO! Sat., July 13, 2 to 8 pm

The 3rd Annual Midtown Music Festival will happen at the Midtown Global Market (MGM), 920 East Lake Street, Mpls., featuring wonderful music and activities to celebrate the culture and vitality of surrounding community. Performances will occur inside of the Market and outside to the west of the MGM.

This free, community-based celebration strives to: Develop a strong sense of community through the sharing of music and arts; provide access to the arts for neighborhood residents and businesses; embrace the rich diversity of the Midtown Commercial Corridor; and, assist in repositioning Midtown as a destination for shopping and entertainment.

Live music and dance from around the world, performing on two outdoor and one indoor stage.

Outdoor Allina Main Stage:

Hoka-Hey Singers (Native American)

The Tropics Steel Drum Band (Caribbean)

Bad Habits Brass (Cover Band)

Machinery Hill (Folk/Klezmer)

Qband (Salsa)

Outdoor Supporting Stage:

Black Market Brass Featuring Chukwu Emeka

Rene Thompson (Interactive Salsa Instructor)

Duniya Drum and Dance (West African)

Indoor stage will feature:

Nomadic Expressions with Backyard Initiative representatives, Alpha Kemet doing Spoken Word with Brother Mao drumming

Zumba with Bernice Arias, instructor and members of the Out in the Backyard CHAT

Kappa Alpha Psi (Steppers)

Dick and Jane”'s Big Brass Band (New Orleans Style Jazz)

Ross Sutter and Cheryl Paschke: Swedish Songs and Tunes

(Note: Acts subject to change)

In addition to the day filled with great global music, guests can enjoy: 

Health screenings from Open Cities Community Clinic

Children”'s activities

Multicultural artisan vendors

Great food from Midtown Global Market restaurants

Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public market with groceries, great food and unique gifts. There is no better place in town to satisfy your senses. MGM contains the best international diversity that has characterized South Minneapolis for decades. Convenient parking west of the Market and in the ramp to the east.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsors include: Allina Health, Midtown Global Market, Cultural Wellness Center, Neighborhood Development Center, Latino Economic Development Center, Midtown Business Association, Ryan Companies, Division of Indian Work, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Shameless Inc., Renewal by Andersen

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