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Dave Pirner, Freedy Johnston part of this year's Concrete and Grass festival

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Always one of the more low-key and eclectic outdoor festivals of the year, this year's Concrete and Grass festival in Mears Park will feature a solo acoustic performance by Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, appearances by the Minnesota Opera and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a Saturday night closing set by New York City-based songwriter Freedy Johnston.

See the full lineup below. The shows are all ages and free.

[jump] Concrete and Grass Festival 2011

Friday, Sept. 9th • Mears Park Stage

5:30 p.m.     Speed's the Name

7:00 p.m     Minnesota Opera

8:30 p.m.     Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum (Solo Acoustic)

Saturday, Sept. 10th • Mears Park Stage

1:00 p.m.     Bomba De Luz

2:30 p.m.     Alma Brasileira

4:00 p.m.     The New Primitives presented by the Ordway

5:30 p.m.     The Jimi Behringer Band

7:00 p.m.     Alison Scott

8:30 p.m.     Freedy Johnston

Sunday, Sept. 11th • Mears Park Stage

1:00 p.m.     Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Winners and Finalists

2:00 p.m.     Martin Devaney

3:00 p.m.     Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


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