Caravan Du Nord To Kick Off In Austin Sept. 26 The fourth annual Caravan du Nord, a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, kicks off in Austin on Sept. 26. The special day of programming will feature free artist workshops, networking opportunities and an evening concert featuring singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson and his new band, Minneapolis blues outfit Alex Rossi & Root City, and Austin duo Bracken & Stowell.
Fans Flock To Target Field For Paul McCartney ConcertThe heavy rain held off for thousands of Paul McCartney fans packed into Target Field Saturday night. The Governor declared this "Sir Paul McCartney Day" in Minnesota.
Dayton Declares Saturday Sir Paul McCartney Day Saturday is Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton issued that proclamation as the ex-Beatle prepares to perform at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Aretha Franklin Pumped To Try State Fair FoodsThere's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food. Ahead of her Thursday performance at the Ohio State Fair, the Queen of Soul says she's looking forward to tracking down some elephant ears, a dish of fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar.
New Summer Music Fest Planned For Coon Rapids A new summer music festival is planned for Coon Rapids next month. The first Rum River Music Fest will be held July 19. The festival will be held at Sand Creek Park and will benefit HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit organization serving homeless young people in Anoka County.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gifts For The Backstreet BoysBackstreet's back -- in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they'll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Replacements To Play Midway Stadium In St. PaulThe Replacements, who were one of the bands who helped pave the way for a new alternative rock scene in the early 1980s, have announced a long-awaited hometown reunion concert. The concert is scheduled to take place at Midway Stadium on Sept. 13.
Minnesota Twins To Announce Major Summer ConcertStart the guesses now. The Minnesota Twins say they will announce a major summer concert coming to Target Field on Monday.
Activists For Sunday Liquor Sales Hold Fundraiser With St. Paddy’s Day ConcertSome proud beer drinkers took a rather festive approach Monday to the legislative process. The group Minnesota Beer Activists is trying to raise money to push for alcohol sales on Sunday. Several bands offered to play in support at First Avenue in downtown at a four-hour concert on St. Patrick’s Day.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gift For Demi LovatoIt seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days -- whether it's prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show "Glee" or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can't seem to get enough.
Backstreet Boys Taking Tour Through St. PaulFamed boy band Backstreet Boys hope Twin Cities fans won't show them the meaning of being lonely when they swing through St. Paul this summer. Xcel Energy Center announced the Boys would quit playing games with your heart and bring their "In a World Like This" concert tour to the venue for a Tuesday, June 10 show.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gift For Paul Simon, StingTwo music icons on one stage -- no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.
Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Justin TimberlakeWhen he's not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes -- at the golf course.
Milan Girl Takes To The Keyboard With ToesAs 9-year-old Lexi Dietz work on her math problems at school, the grip on her pencil will force you to do a double-take. And it helps explain her nickname. "They were like, 'Hi, Fancy Feet!' I was like, 'Hi!'" Lexi said. In the past two years, we've seen Lexi hold a book, paint and even eat without the use of her hands. Now she's up to something new; the idea for which came when her class was asked to play on their recorders at their Christmas concert.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gift For Jason AldeanKicking off the Xcel Energy Center's first show of 2014 is a performer who's both familiar with the venue -- and quite familiar with Minnesota's love of the outdoors.