Drew Johnson


2017 Square Lake Film & Music Festival

Aug. 5
2 p.m.-1 a.m.
$35; $15 if biking.
Cycling, Festivals, Film, Electro Pop, Funk, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter

Now in its 15th year, the Square Lake Film & Music Festival is a day filled with local music and short films. Folks who bike to the festival can meet up with crews at the HUB Bike Co-op and Cycles for Change (riding to the event also scores you cheaper admission tickets). During the day, a variety of Twin Cities bands will take the stage, such as supergroup Gramma’s Boyfriend, the folksy Roma di Luna, blues rockers the Black Eyed Snakes, plus Tony Peachka, the Sunken Lands, and Monica LaPlante. Over 50 short films and animations will screen, including a documentary about Duluth violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea. As is tradition with this celebration, a local band will create a live score for a noted silent film. This year, ZULUZULUU is up for the challenge, creating new music to George Melies’ Voyage dans la Lune (Voyage to the Moon) (1902). Tickets and more info can be found at