Saint Paul's summer celebration, Grand Old Day on Grand Avenue is the kickoff to the summer's festivals and included fun for all ages and interests. Thousands of people enjoyed the food, music and sunshine at what has become the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. PHOTOS BY HILARY STEIN on June 3, 2012.
Madison-born, Minneapolis-based Brother Ali joined with Tom Morello,
Jackson Browne, Tim McIlrath of Rise Against, Mike McColgan of
Dropkick Murphys and dozens of other musicians to get out the vote
with We Are Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin Friday evening. PHOTOS BY
ERIK HESS on June 1, 2012.
James Mercer and his retooled Shins bring their catchy indie-pop music to the Orpheum Theater Friday night along with The Antlers from Brooklyn and Shins' guitarist Jessica Dobson's band, Deep Sea Diver. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on June 2, 2012.
The Walker commenced its Open Field series of events with a family-friendly free-for-all. Kids frolicked on their green field and played with toys from the Walker's toolshed, while parents enjoyed food and drink on the outdoor patio. PHOTOS BY HILARY STEIN on June 2, 2012.
People from across the political spectrum gathered near the Bachelor Farmer restaurant in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, where President Barack Obama held a private fundraiser. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on Friday, June 1, 2012.
STORY: What to Where: Primp, Grand Ole Day, Grand Ole Creamery
Article written by: Sarah Edwards
Photographer: Corey Tenold
Stylists: Sarah Edwards and Davee Ek
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George and the Dragon, a new family-friendly pub in south Minneapolis, may not be the stuff of legends, but it serves a satisfying meal. The menu is a predictable but palatable mix of traditional English favorites and family recipes from owner and industry vet Fred Navarro. The beer selection...
Shown here: Lupe Fiasco, Danny Brown, Brother Ali, Big K.R.I.T., P.O.S., Astronautalis, Ghostface Killa and Raekwon, and more. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on Sunday, May 27, 2012.MORE:
Soundset battled extreme weather
The official afterparty featured local DJ Crew GET CRYPHY (Plain Ole Bill, DJ Fundo, Jimmy 2 Times, and LAST WORD). The show was hosted by Brother Ali and MaLLy in the First Avenue Mainroom. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on Sunday, May 27, 2012.