“Folk music has a long, storied past in Minnesota . . . Among the current crop of roots-style pickers, Charlie Parr has sailed above as a performer for over a decade now.” –City Pages
Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts is an all-star of the indie family music scene and will definitely be a summer highlight on June 16th at 7 pm. He uses gigantic electric guitars, intricate vocal harmonies, and impossibly catchy melodies to create intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
“On your feet fun and laugh-out-loud funny.” —People
“The Buddy Holly of the kids’ world, perhaps with a better voice.” —Time Out NY Kids
“Hits all the right magical buttons to charm parents and children alike.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“He has a remarkable ability to see through a child’s eyes . . . the Judy Blume of kiddie rock” —New York Times
The Ben Marti Jazztet will take over the bandshell on June 23rd at 7 pm. This jazz trio of piano, bass, and tenor saxophone plays jazz standards, pop, and showtunes, in every style from Dixieland to modern jazz.
Alison Scott’s soul-pop fusion music will fill Trowbridge Park on June 30th at 7 pm. Scott has become one of the most popular live acts in Minneapolis; she has sold out the Dakota Jazz club over a dozen shows in a row, and is now filling 500 seat theaters. Her newest album, Stone Cold Love, released in May 2015.
“All artists hold a secret: the source of their creativity. Alison Scott hides hers under a controlled demeanor, but onstage comes alive as a soulful musician that shares original and astonishing personal music.” –CityPages
“She’s got pipes, personality, and an undeniable soulfulness.” –Minneapolis Star-Tribune
This project is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.