Thursday, Sept. 25 is National One-Hit Wonder Day, and while everyone knows that Minnesota has a long history of pop music hitmakers stretching from the heydays of Prince and Bob Dylan all the way back through the Andrews Sisters in the 1940s.
The venue for “A Taste Of Minnesota” is shifting about 40 miles west due to heavy flooding in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The festival is moving from Harriet Island to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.
They are the heartbeat of every band, providing that driving beat that keeps the music together. Minneapolis is home to some of the best drummers in the world, and this weekend they will be honored.
The Taste of Minnesota has announced their music lineup for the 2014 revival. Several country acts will fill the stage including Joe Nichols, whose hits include “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.”
Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation Tour” with the Zac Brown Band set a Target Field record last week with nearly 44,000 fans attending. In 2012, Chesney and Tim McGraw drew more than 42,500 fans to Target Field for their “Brothers of the Sun Tour.”
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.
Some of music’s greatest talents — such as Bob Dylan and Prince — hail from the land of 10,000 lakes.
Over the years, Minnesota has produced a clutch of local acts that have broken into national prominence and influence. For your convenience, then, here is a quick elementary school primer on some of Minnesota’s most notable acts’ discographies.
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.
Musicians from the Land of 10,000 Lakes take on 16 songs by the Fab Four in a new CD hitting store shelves Wednesday.