MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.READ MORE: Man Shot In Neck During Shootout In St. Paul, Police Say
“I don’t want kids to feel burdened, I want kids to be kids,” Erickson said. “If they attend an event like this, and they get a whole sense of what it’s about, and then there’s something there specifically for them, it keeps them interested because there’s something in it for them.”