Conrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival at Mears Park

Conrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival at Mears Park

MEDIA Contact: Connie Shaver



Concrete and grass lowertown music festival WILL BRING THREE days of free music TO MEARS PARK


Saint Paul, Minn., August 14, 2013 – The seventh annual Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival will return to Saint Paul’s Mears Park Thursday, September 5 through Saturday, September 7. The free, three-day festival welcomes music lovers of all ages and celebrates our community’s multi-dimensional musical tastes with a wide variety of music.  Executive Director Steve Heckler just confirmed the final schedule. “We have an outstanding lineup this year,” Heckler said. “All three days are filled with fabulous music.”


Concrete and Grass serves as the launch of the fall performance season for the Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club, and showcases other groups from the Twin Cities’ diverse musical scene. Food, wine and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District will be available in the park all weekend.


Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 5

7:00 p.m.        The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

8:30 p.m.        Moore By Four


Friday, Sept 6

5:00 p.m.        Alison Scott

6:30 p.m.        Marimba Africa presented by the Ordway

            8:30 p.m.        Lucy Michelle featuring Chan Poling and John Munson


Saturday, Sept. 7

4:00 p.m.        Copper Street Brass Quintet presented by The Schubert Club

5:30 p.m.        Minnesota Opera

7:00 p.m.        The Sphericals presented by McNally Smith College of Music

8:30 p.m.        Halloween Alaska




The Black Dog Café

            Friday, Sept. 5

            8:00 p.m.        A-Ray


Concrete and Grass is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lowertown Future Fund (LRC) of The Saint  Paul Foundation and the Saint Paul STAR Program. Thanks to sponsors: the Arts Partners, the Huss Foundation , McNally Smith College of Music, The Lowertown Entertainment District (LED), Summit Brewing, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, 89.3 the Current and Classical Minnesota Public Radio.


The Arts Partners include the Ordway, Minnesota Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club.


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