Lake Harriet Bandshell
Thursday night’s annual Minnesota 9/11 tribute concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell is a time for reflection and solemn music. But this year there’s an added twist. The Teddy Bear Band plays its fun and participatory music for kids for the first time ever at the 9-11 concert. Manager, singer and bass guitarist Richard Erickson says they aren’t changing their upbeat act.
President Barack Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president’s economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage. Obama was closing a two-day trip to the Minneapolis area on Friday with a speech on the economy at a castle-shaped bandshell on picturesque Lake Harriet. He’ll seek to frame his agenda in terms that resonate for Americans still struggling financially despite the recovery, reinforcing a populist “on your side” economic push that Obama and Democrats are making in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections.
President Barack Obama arrived in Air Force One early Thursday afternoon for what will be a rare two-day visit to the Twin Cities. Obama will speak to crowds and attend a private fundraiser over the course of two days.
Beginning at noon Wednesday single tickets will be available first-come, first-served for folks who want to see the President on his second visit of the year to the Twin Cities. President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Minnehaha Park before attending a private fundraiser in the evening.
President Barack Obama’s visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday. The White House gave details Tuesday of Obama’s plans during his Minneapolis stops.
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This Sunday, one of the largest Sept. 11 anniversary ceremonies in the Twin Cities will be at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis.
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