Posts filled under:Festivals

Zombie Pub Crawl 2014

Adding to the laundry list of things that we’re famous for in Minnesota is the world record gathering of zombies! I mean, we’ve held the record before. Back in 2012, 8,027 Minneapolis zombies set the bar, but we nearly doubled that count […]

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How Not to do Oktoberfest at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Trip number two to Shakopee this past weekend happened on Sunday for the Renaissance Festival‘s Oktoberfest. This is quite the popular weekend to attend with the free beer tastings, beer pong, keg tossings and such. The only issue with the […]

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Festival Palomino 2014: The Inaugural Trampled By Turtles Festival

Saying goodbye to Summer in Minnesota has always been one of those bittersweet moments that never gets any easier with the passing years. Normally, music festival season would have bid its farewells by now, but this past Saturday at Shakopee’s […]

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Get Cultured!: Five Highlights of Lowertown St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass Festival

Last Thursday through Saturday diverse crowds filled Mears Park in Lowertown St. Paul for three nights of food, culture, and music at the Concrete and Grass Festival. Performers included unofficial mayor of St. Paul Martin Devaney, the Minnesota Orchestra, ’60s […]

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Of Letting Go

This year the Minnesota State Fair is trying a new advertising tactic: targeting the ever-growing crowd of hip craft beer drinkers and local music lovers. I just saw a bus with this ad scrawled across the side: “Local bands. Local […]

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The Minnesota State Fair: The Ultimate Event of the Summer

The Minnesota State Fair is cool. There. I said it. And I’m not backing down. As if delicious food and 75+ beer options weren’t enough, the Fair boasts an impressive variety of music across several free stages. In short, it […]

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Hooks, Jams, and Hits: The Skyline Music Festival Night Two

Night two of KTWIN’s second annual Skyline Music Festival featured a pleasantly diverse lineup. The night began with a nice, too-short set from local Americana stalwarts the Honeydogs. Their energy contrasted the low-key opening acts of Friday’s indie night. Minnesota […]

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Beautiful and Low-Key: The Skyline Music Festival Night One

It was a busy day in Minneapolis on Saturday. The Vikings began their preseason at TCF Bank Stadium, the Fringe Festival kicked into high gear, and at Target Field a 2,000+ crowd enjoyed a night of indie rock at KTWIN’s […]

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10 Best Things at City Pages 10k Sounds Festival 2014

This past Saturday, an otherwise un-notable lot in the middle of Downtown Minneapolis was transformed into a miniature festival ground for the return of City Pages‘ 10k Sounds Festival. Having never attended before, I thought that a different event had […]

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Hot and Heavy: The Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival

Photos by Mark Brooks unless otherwise noted Last Saturday’s Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival had it all: perfect weather, delicious beer, beautiful people, and a variety of the best roots and hard blues music in the country. The variety (and quality) of […]

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