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KRSM & Frogtown Radio Halloween Party

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Urban Growler Brewing Company

Join us for a fundraiser concert benefitting KRSM and WFNU Radio, featuring local DJs, Halloween costume contest, a performance by Nur-D and more...

On Friday October 28th, from 5-9pm at Urban Growler Brewery in St. Paul, KRSM and WFNU Radio host a Halloween concert costume party to benefit low-power radio. Hosted by KFAI's Quinn "Shimmer" Villagomez, this monster mash-up includes booths from local vendors, food truck, beer from Urban Growler Brewery, performances by local DJs, costume contest with prizes, and a performance by Nur-D!

Please help support local community radio by joining us for a night of great music, beer and more. All ages, kids in for free!! Online ticket sales $20. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Nur-D is one of the fastest rising starts in Minnesota's music scene. Nur-D burst onto the stage in 2018 and has been making headlines ever since. Performing on stages alongside national acts like Migos, Logic, Tyler The Creator, and The Wu Tang Clan. Voted Best New MN Artist in 2019 (Citypages), Headlining The "Best New Bands" Show in 2020 (First Avenue), and being voted Best Live Concert 2021 (Citypages) Nur-D brings an explosion of energy every time he hits the stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCaosbDKp-I&t=1081s

Quinn Villagomez, AKA Shimmer, is a broadcast journalist, LGBT media personality, host and MC. Quinn co-hosts RARE Productions on KFAI Radio’s Fresh Fruit, the longest running LGBT radio program in the nation. She is a proud Transgender Latina woman who loves entertainment and media. She currently is the creator and founder of two highly successful Fashion Shows in the Twin Cities - The Purple Ones- A Prince Inspired Fashion Show & designICON: an Icon inspired Fashion Show

Urban Growler® is the first women-owned microbrewery in Minnesota! Urban Growler features a Taproom and Beer Garden, makes traditional beers and a wide variety of specialty brews with a local twist. You can also find Urban Growler beer on tap and in liquor stores around town.

Ticket donation proceeds directly benefit KRSM and WFNU Radios:

KRSM is a low-power FM radio station based out of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis. Broadcasting at 98.9 FM, this is a hyper-local platform for amplifying the voices, stories, cultures, and conversations happening in our neighborhoods. Our focus is on communities that are marginalized, misrepresented, and erased by traditional media.

WFNU-LP Frogtown Community Radio is a volunteer-run station operating at 94.1FM in Saint Paul and streaming online worldwide. We operate 24-7, 365 with talk and music shows of all varieties. Our mission is to amplify the diverse voices of the Frogtown Community by providing free training and a broadcasting platform. WFNU is committed to creating programs for and by those who are excluded from or mistreated by mainstream media and serving our neighborhood with local news, perspectives and great music.

Rivertown Days

2nd St W, Hastings, MN 55033, Hastings

Experience continuous live music with more than 20 bands and multiples stages set on the main street of Hastings, MN right along the Mississippi River! Rivertown Days is a community festival with a twist. On top of continuous live music, guests can enjoy an arts & crafts fair, carnival, classic car show & food trucks.

billboard_DBTR-22_final The free series takes place over six Sundays in July and August in one of the most beautiful green spaces in the area, Mayo Park (behind the Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Art Center). This is an open-to-the-public City park, so lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. On-site concessions are also available. It has become a Rochester tradition, that on Sunday nights in the summer, many of the citizens of Rochester and surrounding communities put the finishing touches on their weekend by gathering together in the friendly confines of Mayo Park; to laugh, dance, sing, relax, play, eat, drink, socialize with friends and family, meet new friends, soak in those steamy Minnesota summer nights; all to a soundtrack of "live" music featuring local, national and international artists from a broad range of genres and eras.

Jul9

Grand Oak Opry

Grand Oak Orpy, 273 W Goodhue St, St. Paul

There are no tickets. For all shows we request a $15 donation/adult, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. (No one will be turned away based on the ability to pay, and people can contribute more because 100% goes to the artist.)

Seating is first come first served, with the gate open at 6:30. We ask that you bring your own chair/blanket, and anything that you like to eat or drink. (Adult beverages allowed.) We provide an onsite bathroom in our house. No animals allowed.

Jun26

The Energy Fair

Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc., 7558 Deer Road , Custer

The MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association) invites you to join us in this celebration and exploration of renewable energy, and sustainable living. Each year, The Fair brings 11,500+ attendees together to learn about clean energy, connect with others, and take action toward a just energy transition. The Energy Fair features all things sustainable with exhibitors, workshops, Energy Professional CECs, live music, inspiring keynotes, camping, food trucks, solar-brewed beverages, and activities for the whole family.

We cannot wait to connect, share, and learn with you once again.

Start your summer with a bang at Electric Love on June 4. Good vibes, food and beer galore, and a killer music lineup will fill 2nd Street, outside the Indeed taproom. The party continues in the taproom at 10pm with a surprise guest (announced on the day of Electric Love); we promise you won't want to miss it. MUSIC 10pm: Announced on June 4 8:45pm: Gego y Nony 6:45pm: NUR-D 5pm: Buffalo Galaxy 3:30pm: Tigera 12-3pm: WMSE's Saturday Afternoon Boogie Bang FOOD Riley's Good Dogs Twisted Plants Meat on the Street Pilcrow Coffee Pete's Pops Project Pollo BEER Sun Kids Pale Ale Strawberry Fields Mexican Honey Vampiro Flavorwave IPA Pistachio Cream Ale Boon Hard Kombucha Hello, Milwaukee Real Magic Hard Seltzer Mexican Honey Light Staccato Italian Pilsner Loretta's Dark Lager​ Pils ACTIVITIES Bayside Plant Center Mobile Greenhouse Truck Adventure Rock Mobile Climbing Wall Milwaukee Boot Co Indeed coloring wall Lawn games THE MORE YOU KNOW Entry to this event is free and open to all ages. Electric Love will go on rain or shine. The event is CASH ONLY, both inside and outside. ATMs will be on-site. Tag @indeedmilwaukee and use the hashtag #ElectricLove2022 when you share your moments.

Energygear is creating a new foundation for the way artistry should be showcased. With this event, we are amplifying creativity through culture, community, & collaboration.

Come out and join us Wed, June 1st, 2022 at Graze Provisions + Libations to enjoy good food, live music, and local artistry. If you’ve ever been to an Energy Gear event before, you know we go above and beyond to create memorable experiences, but this year we are taking it to another level with the added collaboration of 5 local designers & top tier entertainers.

Don’t miss out on the show they’ll talk about for years to come! Get your tickets now.

So we have survived a year in the new space and WE LOVE IT! We hope you do too! We learned a lot in 2019 and are excited to continue to bring you a quality gaming event.

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Aug14

Grand Oak Opry

Grand Oak Orpy, 273 Goodhue Street , Saint Paul

We are thrilled to announce that Nur-D will open our 2021 season. We had Nur-D booked for 2020, and perhaps no other artist has reflected the events of the past 18 months quite like him. His insights, creativity, and energy have reflected back what so many people in the community have been feeling and experiencing during these times.

Since hitting the scene in 2018, Nur-D’s music has been played around the globe, while making friends wherever he goes. He was voted 2019’s Best New Artist (Citypages) and has gained numerous other accolades in his incredibly young career, including headlining First Avenue’s 2020 Best New Bands show, where he also won Best Local Concert of the Year (Citypages).

With events for Soundset, Paisley Park, US Bank Stadium, The Kennedy Center, and more under his belt, he’s shown that he’s not slowing down any time soon.

TICKETS & LOGISTICS: There are no tickets. For all shows we request a $15 donation/adult, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. (No one will be turned away based on the ability to pay, and people can contribute whatever they can afford.)

Seating is first come first served, with the gate open at 6:30. We ask that you bring your own chair/blanket, and anything that you like to eat or drink. (Adult beverages allowed.) We provide an onsite bathroom in our house. No animals allowed.

FairPlay Entertainment Showcase

The Pourhouse Downtown, 2923 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis

Fairplay Entertainment is a premier music collective started here in the Twin Cities by Nur-D & DJ Hayes. Together they have brought together incredible talented artists to form a sort of Hip Hop Justice League!

August 13. For the first time ever, Each member of Fairplay Entertainment will be hitting the stage showing off their new music, new features, and a brand new way for artists to grow here in the land of 10,000 lakes.

Nur-D

DJ Hayes

Mickey Breeze

Tuvok The Word

Brandon Pulphus

Lt. Sunnie

MPLS Drew

$15

You are NOT going to want to miss this amazing show! After a year long Pandemic Nur-D and Finding Novyon will be performing for the GRAND RE-OPENING of The Fine Line with an incredible show!

Along side TikTok Sensation Xavior Goodman and the incredibly talented Jaki it is going to be a night you are gonna want to be around to witness.

18+ $15 adv $20 door

$15

Jul20

Off The Dock (SOLD OUT)

Indeed Brewing Company , 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis

Live music is back at Indeed’s Northeast taproom with Off the Dock: Safe and sound live entertainment.⁠ ⁠ The loading dock at Indeed has operated in more ways than its name suggests this past year, and its versatility continues as we transform it into a stage on Tuesday nights this summer. While not a true-blue music venue, the dock is an ephemeral place for local artists to get back to work in filling the world and your ears with live music once again. Pair the safe and sound live entertainment with your favorite summer suds from Indeed (we are a brewery first and foremost, after all). ⁠ ⁠ Off the Dock is a Covid-safe space with seated room only. Tables, rather than individual tickets, are available for purchase and include a mix of 2-tops, 4-tops, and 6-tops. Tables within zones are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Each zone features varying vantage points of the stage and are priced accordingly. The shows go on rain or shine. Doors open at 7:30pm; entertainment starts at 8:30pm.⁠ ⁠ Swipe up for the Off the Dock lineup and to buy tables.

Jul17

Levitt at the Falls 2021: Nur-D

Levitt at the Falls , 504 N Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls

Active in the Minneapolis hip-hop scene since 2018, Nur-D’s music radiates the power of positivity and hits you with honest lyrics and pop culture punchlines. His music could be characterized as “clean rap”, free from cursing and featuring topics ranging from comic books to racial justice, and pro wrestling to body positivity. Nur-D embraces his nerdiness. On Saturday, July 17, Nur-D brings his energetic performance to the Levitt stage in Sioux Falls. This free concert is one of 40 being held at the state-of-the-art Levitt Shell in Falls Park West. During 2021, the free concerts start on June 11 and run through September 11, usually on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Levitt at the Falls has open, raked-lawn seating (on a first-come, first-served basis). Blankets or lawn chairs are welcome. The lawn opens at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m.

Rivertown Days

Stage 61, HASTINGS

Is run by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and organized by an amazing group of volunteers. The event is only possible through the funds provided by local business sponsors.

Rivertown Days started over 40 years when a group of businesses owners came together with a goal to bring the community together and attract visitors one epic weekend out of the year. The event has grown every year since, and a new group of community business leaders are excited to try something different. 2021 will be the first year historic Hastings’ downtown becomes a music festival – 4 stages and 25 different bands playing non stop music.

We are focused on celebrating 2021 as the year of recovery! A chance to bring our community and visitors together once again for amassive celebration complete with continuous live music, good food, carnival rides and more.