Kraftskiva! 2015 Lineup Announced

Poliça is set to headline the 2015 Kraftskiva! festival

Poliça is set to headline the 2015 Kraftskiva! festival

Under the summer night this August, you can gorge yourself on crayfish, Aquavit, and rousing music to celebrate Kräftskiva. Originating in Sweden, Kräftskiva is traditionally observed in Nordic countries to rejoice in the crayfish harvest.

August 1 will mark the fourth annual summer party in Minneapolis -- shutting down Second Avenue North alongside the Bachelor Farmer between Azine Way and North First Street -- and feature the Bachelor Farmer's traditional crayfish menu, drinks from Marvel Bar and Fulton Beer, and music headliners Poliça topping the bill.

"Kräftskiva! has become a cherished summer tradition for our entire team, and hopefully for Minneapolis," said Eric Dayton, co-owner of the Bachelor Farmer, Marvel Bar, and Askov Finlayson. "The support of the North Loop has been crucial to our success and this is really our way of saying thank you to the neighborhood. We're proud to add a charitable aspect to the event this year, as giving back is fundamental to who we are as a company. Given our location, supporting the Mississippi River Fund and their efforts was a natural fit."

Revelers will have the chance to purchase traditional Kräftskiva! menu items, including chilled crayfish with dill, as well as some classic favorites from the Bachelor Farmer, such as its beloved meatballs, grilled sweet corn, and warm bannock with honeyed butter. To wash it all down, Fulton beer, adult snow cones, and ice-cold Aquavit, the traditional Scandinavian spirit, will be available.

Tickets will go on sale this week for $20, with all proceeds from the event benefiting the Mississippi River Fund. This is the first time the annual block party will benefit a charitable organization, building on the efforts of all three businesses, which have been active supporters of numerous local nonprofits since opening in 2011.

Artist lineup:

Ra Ra Riot
Rogue Valley
DJ Jonathan Ackerman

Sunday, August 1, 2015
AA, $20 presale tickets, $25 door, 5 - 10 pm
Purchase tickets here.


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