Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis. Can we please talk about St. Paul for a change?
Yes, this summer Minneapolis will be chock full of concerts, block parties, fests, and Minneapolitans who won’t stop talking about all the concerts, block parties, and fests in Minneapolis. But “the last city in the east,” as it has been inscrutably called, has entertainment options worthy enough to lure the snootiest St. Paulophobes across the river.
Like what, you say? Like Music in Mears, I reply.
Music in Mears, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this summer, has just announced a 2018 schedule that’s rife with names that will be familiar to City Pages readers and local music fans in general. Beginning June 7 and ending August 30, the live music series will hold free concerts in just-guess-which-Lowertown-park every Thursday (except July 5), with the music starting at 6:30 p.m. and wrapping up at a work-night-friendly 9:30 p.m.
More info is here, and the complete schedule is below.
Music in Mears 2018
Opener— Hot Date
Headliner—The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Opener—Tom, Dick and Harry
Headliner—Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders
Opener—High on Stress
Headliner—The Twilight Hours