Mayor Betsy Hodges unveils inauguration party music lineup

Here's Chastity Brown saying farewell to outgoing Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, and she'll return to welcome mayor Betsy Hodges
Here's Chastity Brown saying farewell to outgoing Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, and she'll return to welcome mayor Betsy Hodges
Photo by Erik Hess

In the smooth transition of power from R.T. Rybak to Betsy Hodges, it appears likely that there won't be any drop in the coolness factor found in the Minneapolis mayor's office. During Mayor Hodges's brief time in charge, she has started a 10-day "One Minneapolis" tour. It included a day entirely devoted to the vibrant arts and entertainment scene in the city, which brought the new mayor from the Walker to the American Swedish Institute and many other cultural landmarks throughout the city.

To wrap up a festive and busy week, on Saturday, January 11, One Minneapolis is throwing an Inaugural Celebration honoring Mayor Betsy Hodges at the Historic Thorpe Building in northeast Minneapolis. The music-filled soiree is free and open to all -- though you do need to register for your ticket to ensure admittance.

The music lineup for the inaugural celebration is a stellar one, with Hodges clearly continuing Rybak's long dedication and immersion in the local music scene. Chastity Brown and her band are set to perform -- as they did at R.T. Rybak's recent Unauguration Party at First Avenue -- as are Lydia Liza from Bomba de Luz, Big Jess from the Unknown Prophets, Carnage, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, the Iron Boy Drum Circle, Sharon Day, and many other talented artists and musicians.

The event will be hosted by emcee Matt Brickman. The inaugural celebration will also feature plenty of local food on offer in the One MPLS Food Court, the B Girl Be Dancers, live screen printing with Kara Faye Gregory, art installations from Joan Vorderbruggen, poetry readings, and more.

Parking will be available onsite and at the Northrup King Building, with complimentary circulator buses running continuously to the event throughout the night. Guests are asked to dress "Minneapolis Chic" for the event.

For updated information, check the event's Facebook page. And if you are planning to attend, be sure to register for your free tickets here.

Here is the full list of entertainers and participants in Mayor Hodges's inaugural celebration:

Sharon Day

Iron Boy Drum Circle

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus

Chastity Brown and her Band

The Theater of Public Policy

Desdamona & Friends featuring

Big Jess from the Unknown Prophets

PaviElle French


the B Girl Be Dancers

and our emcee, Matt Brickman!

Live screen printing with Kara Faye Gregory,

installations by Joan Vorderbruggen, poetry, and more!

One MPLS Food Court featuring:

Afro Deli, Wise Acre Eatery, Birchwood Cafe, Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub, Kyatchi
Parasole, Scott's Ice Cream, Glam Doll Donuts
ONE MINNEAPOLIS screen print created by Adam Turman

One Minneapolis Inaugural Celebration is a zero waste event.

See Also:
50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene
Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list
Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

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