The Current announces State Fair schedule

The Current announces State Fair schedule
Photo by Stacy Schwartz

It's hard to believe that it's almost time for the State Fair again (summer, do you have to leave already?), but the great gathering of fried food, free stuff, and outdoor music is only a few short weeks away. The Current just announced their schedule of live performances and interviews, and they've got quite a few of their local favorites booked for on-site appearances -- check out the full lineup below, including music booked by MPR's Classical channel.

Thurs, Aug 26
Charlie Parr

Fri, Aug 27
Trombone Choir
Carolina Chocolate Drops

Sat, Aug 28
Copper Street Brass Quintet
Radio Free Current live broadcast 

Sun, Aug 29
Brooklyn Rider
The Local Show live broadcast with Lookbook

Mon, Aug 30
Peter Wolf Crier

Tues, Aug 31
Communist Daughter

Wed, Sept 1
St. Anthony Brass Quintet
Trampled by Turtles

Thur, Sept 2
Minnesota Opera
Jeremy Messersmith

Fri, Sept 3: MPR Day at the State Fair
Cantus (Carousel Park)
Dessa  (Carousel Park)
A Prairie Home Companion live performance (Grandstand)

Sat, Sept 4
Radio Free Current live broadcast

Sun, Sept 5
Copper Street Brass Quintet
The Local Show live broadcast with Mason Jennings

Mon, Sept 6
Twilight Hours

Most broadcasts will occur at the Minnesota Public Radio booth, at the corner of Judson and Nelson. Classical performances are scheduled over the noon hour; the Current's local acts will perform at 4 p.m. each day.

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