Art-A-Whirl: Live music lineups for four Northeast breweries

Scenes from Art-A-Whirl 2015 at 612Brew.

Scenes from Art-A-Whirl 2015 at 612Brew.

Now in its 21st year, northeast Minneapolis' Art-A-Whirl blowout keeps spreading beyond traditional galleries and studios and into the streets and local businesses. In the Northeast Brew District, it’s no surprise that local beer makers are getting in on the May 20-22 party, too. 

Indeed Brewing Co. collaborated with First Avenue to book its live-music offerings, which include Eleganza, Dosh, Black Eyed Snakes, Charlie Parr, the Blind Shake, Birthday Suits, and more. The brewery will also host artist Chuck U’s work in addition to the three floors of displays in their Solar Arts Building home. Try this year’s not LSD beer for the first time.

612Brew teamed with Go 95.3 to assemble its slate of live music, which includes Greg Grease, Haphduzn, Nooky Jones, Hustle Rose, K.Raydio, and more. 612 will also give away free beer coupons to anyone with a receipt for art purchased at Art-A-Whirl. See, it's still all about the art ... sort of. Be sure to check out the brand-new, grapefruit-y Radler. 

At Bauhaus Brew Labs, there’s more music, more art, more beer. The brewery is rolling out a 89.3 the Current-sponsored lineup that includes Sonny Knight & the Lakers, the 4onthefloor, Bad Bad Hats, Jeremy Messersmith, and more. Sunday will feature the Made By Hands Art & Craft Bazaar.

Working with Sarah Jane’s Music School, Fair State Brewing Cooperative extended its Art-A-Whirl presence to a two-day event in their beer garden. Performers will include We Are the Willows, Frankie Lee, All Tomorrow’s Petty, and BBGUN.

Check out the full listings below.

Scenes from Art-A-Whirl 2015

Scenes from Art-A-Whirl 2015

Indeed Brewing

Friday, May 20

6 p.m. Gabriel Douglas

7 p.m. Sam Cassidy Band

8 p.m. Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band

9 p.m. Eleganza

Saturday, May 21

1 p.m. The Ventures Cover Band

2 p.m. Cherry Cola

3 p.m. Rupert Angeleyes

4 p.m. Dosh

5 p.m. Fort Wilson Riot

6 p.m. Birthday Suits

7 p.m. The Blind Shake


8 p.m. Bloodnstuff

9 p.m. Black Eyed Snakes

Sunday, May 22

1 p.m. The Federales

2 p.m. Dusty Heart

3 p.m. Matt Latterell

4 p.m. Superior Siren

5 p.m. Charlie Parr



Friday, May 20


Hustle Rose

Pool Boy


Sara Streitz

Saturday, May 21

Greg Grease with DJ Just Nine

Mac Irv

The Satellites

Nooky Jones


Late Century

Nathan Miller

Tipsy Russells

Matt Browne

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Friday, May 20

Viva Knievel

Saturday, May 21

9 p.m. Sonny Knight and the Lakers

7:45 p.m. The 4onthefloor

6:30 p.m. Jeremy Messersmith

5:30 p.m. Bad Bad Hats

4:30 p.m. Black Market Brass

3:30 p.m. Gospel Machine

2:30 p.m. McNasty Brass Band

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Friday, May 20

6 p.m. BBGUN

7 p.m. Brian Just Band

8 p.m. Molly Dean

9 p.m. We Are The Willows

Saturday, May 21

2 p.m. Jourdan Myers

3 p.m. Harvey Benson

4 p.m. Camp Dark

5 p.m. Mina Moore

6:15 p.m. Eric Mayson

7:30 p.m. All Tomorrow’s Petty

9 p.m. Frankie Lee