The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra aren’t letting a seemingly never-ending lockout stop them from performing. Starting Friday, the musicians will begin a 10-concert run for the Winter-Spring season, called “Music For Minnesota: A Season of Shining Stars!”
As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.
Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis
“Jesus Walks,” but Kanye cancels. Publicists in charge of Kanye West’s concert tour announced Wednesday that the show he was supposed to play at Target Center on Tuesday night has been canceled.
Minnesotans who have been praying for an up-close-and-personal look at Miley Cyrus’s twerking abilities, or lack thereof, will not have much longer to wait. The Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation announced Wednesday that the pop superstar — and her tongue — will be performing in St. Paul next March.
Much has been publicized about the new Vikings stadium, but very little in regards to the Target Center. When lawmakers approved a new Vikings stadium last year, part of the deal allowed the City of Minneapolis to pay for Target Center renovations. But while stadium plans move forward, Target Center remains quiet. Last year, when lawmakers approved a $975 million Vikings stadium, they also approved $100 million in Target Center renovations.
The final piece of the Minnesota State Fair’s series of Grandstand concerts is now in place. Sheryl Crow has just been announced as the latest booking for the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Officials announced Friday morning announced that country music star Blake Shelton is coming to Xcel Energy Center in September. Shelton will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, as part of the Ten Times Crazier Tour.
The City of Minneapolis is warning Twin Cities residents and visitors that the downtown area could be extra busy on Thursday and Friday evenings over concurrent concerts and Twins games. The city informed visitors to the downtown area that they should plan ahead for the rush.
Target Field will offer the opportunity for Twin Cities residents to re-familiarize themselves with one of their favorite bands of the 1990s. Soul Asylum has been announced as the headlining act of the Skyline Music Festival, which will be at the Target Field on Friday, July 26.
There are some big names offering free performances at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, including an infamous trio of mop-topped brothers and a former member of Prince’s musical entourage in the 1980s.
A long-time Twin Cities concert promoter has died. According to her website, Sue McLean died Friday, after a battle with cancer. McLean’s company was responsible for booking many live music acts, including the Live at the Guthrie Series, the Minnesota Zoo concerts, and the Basilica Block Party.
Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream recently interviewed Prince. He gives Chad some insight into that conversation.
Fans of classic R&B will soon be able to reach out and touch a certain somebody’s hand (or close enough anyway) when Diana Ross comes to the Twin Cities to perform for one night only later this summer.
The Minnesota Zoo has announced its line-up for the 2013 Subway Music in the Zoo concert series, which is now entering its 21st season.