From a free block party at Bryant Lake Bowl to a plethora of music acts at the Twin Cities’ Pride, the Twin Cities is absolutely hopping with music this weekend. Here are the four local music shows & events to see this weekend.

Erik Koskinen Band & Friends @ Turf Club, St. Paul – Friday

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Local country-blues artist Erik Koskinen is releasing his Live Album at the renovated Turf Club! Doors open at 8 p.m. New band shirts will be available too. Tickets here.

2015 Uptown Pride Block Party @ Bryant Lake Bowl Friday

There’s nothin’ less expensive than free. And, at BLB’s annual block party, you certainly get a good bang for your nonexistent buck! The party features a stunningly large number of local acts, including MC Foxy Tann, L’Assassins, The Lioness, Dykes Do Drag, Mistress Ginger, Courtney McClean & The Dirty Curls, B.O.Y.F, Pam the Funktress, Epitome No Question, North Star Roller Girls and more. Wow. Such entertainment. Oh and there’s a bunch of great beer available, of course.
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Wenso Ashby Project @ Camp Bar, St. Paul – Friday & Saturday

Here’s your chance to see a nationally-recognized jazz musician – for no cover! The Twin Cities Jazz Festival brings the Wenso Ashby Project to the bar from Thursday through Saturday.
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All Twin Cities Pride Music! @ Loring Park, Minneapolis – Saturday & Sunday
There will be over 50 local acts featured during Pride weekend and … wait … I wrote up a little piece on this earlier! Here’s the link to all the music action!

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Note: Special shout-out to my friend and fellow music nut, Katie Wohlers, for assisting me with this. Check out her Twitter here.