331 Club announces massive Art-A-Whirl music lineup

Each year, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association puts on one of the largest (and best) open studio tours in America during the annual Art-A-Whirl. Local art galleries and studios in Northeast Minneapolis are opened up to the public, which allows patrons and interested parties to connect with the artists and their work in a very unique and intimate way.

But, as anyone who has been involved in the event can attest to, music has always played a major role in the continued success of Art-A-Whirl. And this year shouldn't be any different, as the 331 Club has just announced a stellar music showcase over May 18-20 featuring a superb collection of local talent, with Zoo Animal, the Goondas, No Bird Sing, and BNLX amongst the 20+ bands scheduled to play over the three days of Art-A-Whirl.

There will be music both inside and outside the 331 Club over the free and sure to be festive three-day event, which consistently brings much needed attention to the distinct artistic community that forms the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. The objective of NEMAA is to "build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts." And the divergent groups set to play the 331 Club during Art-A-Whirl certainly attests to that worthwhile mission.

Here's the full lineup and set times for all of the bands performing at 331 Club over the Art-A-Whirl weekend:

Friday, May 18--


9:00pm - Vicious Vicious
8:00pm - Zoo Animal
7:00pm - Is/Is
6:00pm - All Tomorrow's Petty

Indoors (Beginning at 10 p.m.):

The Goondas
Birthday Suits

Saturday, May 19--


9:00pm - No Bird Sing
7:40pm - Fire In The Northern Firs
6:30pm - Red Daughters
5:20pm - Buffalo Moon
4:10om - Small Cities
3:00pm - Me and My arrow
1:50pm - Crossing Guards
12:30pm - Thomas Churchill

Indoors (Beginning at 10 p.m.):


Sunday, May 20--


8:00pm - Alpha Consumer
6:50pm -
Fuck Knights
- Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees
4:30pm - Brian Just Band

3:20pm - We Are The Willows 
2:10pm - Walker Fields
1:15pm - Mayfly Rooks

It's a fantastic collection of talented local bands who are sure to keep fans of both art and music highly entertained all weekend long. And, with no cover-charge for any of the performances, the 331 Club is clearly one of the places to be during Art-A-Whirl, an event which always helps usher in the summer months in Minneapolis, as well as shine a well-deserved spotlight on the creative individuals who help keep Northeast original and inspired.

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