Wednesday in the Park, the highly anticipated summer concert series is brought to you by ISD 191 Community Education and the City of Burnsville. All performances are FREE.
We are pleased to announce this year's line up of musical talent and activities.
Fans of early rock & roll won't want to miss the season opener on July 11
. The Riverside Rockets,
a three piece band featuring guitar, upright bass and drums will perform the music of Elvis, Check Berry, The Stray Cats and more. Dancing encouraged! Get a preview of the Riverside Rockets here.
features traditional folk music from the Andes mountains and Latin America. Alma Andina Latin Band
plays traditional instruments such as pan flutes, charango (South American Mandolin), and drums, among others...combining them with tropical rhythms like Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton and other sounds from around the world. They've played local venues like the Dakota, Cedar Cultural Center and Icehouse in Minneapolis. Come out and hear them in your own back yard.
- Hang onto your hats as Rock It Man Entertainment
brings Dueling Pianos
to the Civic Center Park Stage.
Two pianos, two microphones and two skilled entertainers ready to take your requests, lead to one memorable, interactive night of music!
-We're kicking off August with an all ages kick ball game beginning at 6 p.m. and wood carving demos by the talented Burnsville Seniors followed by We Are The Willows
WATW is an orchestral indie rock band featuring countertenor voice, guitar, banjo, violin, cello, bass, drums and keys. They craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies. In 2014 and 2016, the band released Picture (Portrait) pts. 1 & 2, based off of 350 letters written by lead singer, Peter's grandfather to his grandmother while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. Their correspondence inspired Peter, to explore themes of family, separation, life, death and identity.
The songs communicate complex ideas delivered with pop-sensible charm, which you can check out here.
With the release of Picture (Portrait) parts 1 & 2, WATW toured across North America and appeared in festivals including SXSW 2015. They've received praise from NPR, the BBC, USA Today, Buzzfeed, and 89.3 The Current. They've played many local venues including First Ave-
Spend "A Night at THE GARAGE" - August 8
. Tonight we begin with tours of THE GARAGE at 6 p.m. followed by the music of Early Eyes
and an opening band yet to be announced.
The Garage is a unique all ages music venue in Burnsville, operated by Twin Cities Catalyst Music in partnership with One91 CE and the City of Burnsville. It's a one-of-a-kind, vibrant music hub where young people practice, perform and learn all aspects of the music industry from artists and music professionals.
became a band in 2016, as a temporary pop-up ensemble, garnering a sizable local following almost instantly. Drawing from all sorts of musical backgrounds, their songwriting abilities were worthy of winning The National Endowment of The Arts Songwriting Challenge. Enjoy "Coffee" by Early Eyes!
- Family Fest! Activities include: log rolling, 'cold play', photo booth and instrument crafting. Information fair and registration for fall Early Childhood Family Education classes followed by The High 48s.
The High 48s
make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences.They'll include a short introduction to bluegrass for kids (or anyone new to bluegrass)--with live musical demonstrations, of course, and maybe even some audience participation...Don't worry, they won't make you play the banjo!
The High 48s take their name from a type of box car used in France during World War I. Originally called a "40 & *"- after the sign painted on the side of each car indicating its capacity of 40 men or 8 mules- the 48 carried American troops to and from the front in World War I. You can learn more about the High 48s music and the history of their name here.
The music starts at 7 p.m. at Burnsville's Civic Center Park. (Just east of Nicollet Avenue between 130th and 134th Street.)
Watch the Wednesday in the Park page
events, more pre-concert activities may be announced.
Bring a nonperishable food item to any concert. We'll trade you for a Pepsi product to enjoy during the show.
Freshly popped popcorn available for $1 a box.
In the event of rain concerts will be presented at Diamonhead Education Center 200 W Burnsville Parkway. Decisions regarding change in venue will be determined by 4 pm on the day of the show.
Come out for some #One91SummerFun!