Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>
During the summer concert season in Minnesota, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to see a show than outdoors amongst the natural surroundings of the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. The venue consistently provides an intimate concert experience with clean sight lines and ... More >>
The intimate amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo is far and away one of the most idyllic outdoor music venues in the Twin Cities area. And each summer, the Music In The Zoo series gives music lovers of all types up-close, engaging performances from both established acts and alternative bands on ... More >>
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Now that we've all exhausted ourselves coming up with jokes about getting to see the Monkees at the Zoo this summer (July 1 and 2!), the Music in the Zoo series' organizers have revealed a full run of nearly 30 dates at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater.
No Mexicans need apply, as far as Steve Drazkowski's concernedHe threatened he'd do it, and now he has: Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski has introduced a bill in the Minnesota House he says is modeled after the hardline anti-immigration law just passed in Arizona. "The Democrats won't ... More >>
Concert promoter Sue McLean has leaked the initial lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series, and there are quite a few great names on the list. Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Carolina Chocolate Drops... be still, our fluttering hearts. See the whole lineup below, with more updates (include ticket ... More >>
Members of Los Lobos, Joe Ely, Phil Solem, and Mayor Chris Coleman turned out for the event.
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