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Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival this weekend

(photo by CarbonNYC)

Now in its third year, this three-day free festival features acts in just about every genre imaginable, including hip hop, rock, gospel, and classical. Lowertown St. Paul has seen a bit of resurgence the past year; bars like the Bulldog and Barrio are hopping most nights. The festival takes place at Mears Park (221 E. 5th St., St. Paul), a lovely space complete with trees, a stream, and lots of lighting. Trying to plan your weekend? Take a look at the scheduled lineup for the festival after the jump.

Friday:

Main Stage

3:30-4:30: Story City

5-6: The Warblers with Chris Osgood, Dave Ahl, and Brian Roessler

6:30-7:30: The Minnesota Opera, featuring soprano Karin Wolverton and baritone Jeff Madison, accompanied by Jamison Livsey

8:30-10: Freddy Fresh, mysteriously with "special guest" Mark Wheat

 

Acoustic Stage

6-6:30: Dan Newton

7:30-8:30: Papa John Kolstad with Clint Hover

 

Saturday:

Main Stage

Noon-12:45: McNally Smith Student Ensemble

1-2: Idle Hands

2:30-3:30: Aviette

4-5: Moore By Four

5:30-6:30: Desdamona

7-7:30: The Ordway presents Christina Baldwin, accompanied by Raymond Berg. (Selections from Bernstein, Weill, Gershwin, Porter, Mercer, and more)

8:30-10: Romantica

 

Acoustic Stage

5-5:30: Alicia Renee  

6:30-7: Spider John Koerner

7:30-8:30: Kid Dakota

 

Sunday:

Main Stage

Noon-1: Gospel with Ginger Commodore and Tanner Taylor

1:30-2:30: The Schubert Club presents performances from its 2009 Scholarship Competition

3-4: Jelloslave

5-6: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's 5th Symphony

6:30-8: Heiruspecs.

 

Acoustic Stage

4-5: The Flatwheelers featuring Martin Devaney and Jake Hyer

6-6:30: Luke Wallrich

 

Looking for more info? Check out www.concreteandgrass.com.