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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner, The New Primitives and singer Freedy Johnston are among acts at this year’s Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival in St. Paul.

The free, three-day festival kicks off Friday in St. Paul’s Mears Park.

Pirner will present a solo acoustic show on opening night.

Other performers over the weekend include the Minnesota Opera, singer Alison Scott and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Concrete and Grass celebrates a wide range of music. The festival serves as the launch of the fall performance season of the Ordway, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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