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Performing ArtS
Bringing together Performers and the community.
To dialogue about justice + equity.
And To Have Fun.

We have assembled an exciting musical performance program for you that is stimulating, meaningful, educational and entertaining.  Some of the sets will be traditional - others will be trendy and contemporary. Many of the performers are Native or persons of color, coming from our local community, representing the diversity of the Twin Cities, or coming from Up North.  Our festival features a main stage on Friday and Saturday, on the parking lot a the intersection of York and Payne.  On Thursday, our opening night, you'll be able to enjoy music in a more intimate setting, in front of Caydence Records & Coffee.  The East Side Freedom Library will be featuring an impressive line-up as well, on all three nights, including a film on Saturday! Throughout the festival, some impromptu performances may take place at "street corners" as well.

bring a chair, Sit back, relax and enjoy! 

Thursday | September 23
Caydence coffee & Records  |  900 Payne Ave

Land Acknowledgement  |  Strong Buffalo

6:00 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | Caydence Records & Coffee  | 900 Payne Ave

Dakota Blue Peters

6:15 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | Caydence Records & Coffee  | 900 Payne Ave

Pretendians

7:15 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | Caydence Records & Coffee  | 900 Payne Ave

World Jazz Collegium

8:15 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | Caydence Records & Coffee  | 900 Payne Ave

 

Thursday | September 23
East Side Freedom Library  |  1105 Greenbrier

Jeffrey Merrill Trio

5:30 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

Wooden Shoe Ramblers

7:00 PM  |  Sept. 23, 2021  | East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

Friday | September 24
York + Payne Parking Lot

Land Acknowledgement  |  Arthur Lockwood

5:00 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Native Son

5:15 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Juice Lord

6:00 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Arthur Lockwood

6:30 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

J4M + Tejiri

7:00 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Reuben "Kitto" Stately

7:30 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Corey Medina + Brothers

8:15 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

 

Friday | September 24
East Side Freedom Library  |  1105 Greenbrier

Shout Out Solidarity Reading | Spoken Word

A line-up that includes Beverly Cottman, Marcie Rendon, Wisdom Young, Sarah Degner Riveros, Imagine Joy, Narate Keys, River Maria Urke, Luz Cruz, Gabriela Spears-Rico, Colleen Casey, Tall Paul, Arleta Little, and more!

7:00 - 8:30 PM  |  Sept. 24, 2021  | East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

Saturday | September 25
York + Payne Parking Lot

Land Acknowledgement  |  Micah Nickey

1:00 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Jada Lynn  +  Jada Brown

1:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Melayz

2:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Mitch Walking Elk

3:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Welby June

4:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Maria Isa

5:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

Lewiee Blaze

6:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

buffalo weavers

7:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

DNM

8:15 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | York + Payne Parking Lot

DJ:  Mickey Breeze

 

Saturday | September 25
East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public. It is a form of movement meditation that transforms the self while taking action in the world. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging. 

Offered Various Parts of the Day

Outdoor Solidarity Event

Hosted by the MN Higher Education Workforce Center, this event is intended to be a COVID-safe opportunity for higher ed and K-12 workers and students from different institutions to make connections with each other’s struggles. There will be food and activities

2:00 - 5:00 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

Music by Mayyadda

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5:30 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  |  East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier

An original choral film that explores Minnesota as a place of both home and exile for immigrants, LGBTQ people, and Indigenous people. Interconnected stories are brought to life through choral music, spoken word, animation, and life size puppets.

FREE but PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT

7:00 - 8:30 PM  |  Sept. 25, 2021  | East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbrier