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Music, Museums and Merry Weather this August at Mill City Live

July 2, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 2 -- The Minnesota Historical Society issued the following news release:

Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer this August at Mill City Live. Starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7, 13, 20 and 27, audiences will be able to enjoy the season with some of the Twin Cities' hottest musical acts. Performing in the fresh air of the Mill City Museum Ruin Courtyard will be the following artists:

Thurs., Aug. 7: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders. Led by Crankshaft (a.k.a. Alex Larson), this group offers an original brand of high-energy, low-brow upper Mississippi blues that is sure to appeal to young, old and anyone in between.

Wed., Aug. 13: The Cloak Ox. This critically-acclaimed local upstart sways audience with a groovy style of indie rock that immediately has audiences hooked.

Wed., Aug. 20: Bethany Larson and the Bees Knees. Lauded by Twin Cities Metro Magazine as "one of the Twin Cities' best-kept secrets," this rapidly-ascending folk band is a force to be reckoned with as it brings the sounds of Austin, Minn. to greater audiences.

Wed., Aug. 27: Actual Wolf. Closing out this summer's Mill City Live is this local folk darling fronted by Eric Pollard, well-regarded for his work as the drummer of Retribution Gospel Choir and the recipient of the City Pages "Best Minneapolis Songwriter" award in 2013.

Cost is $5 and includes museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m. Food and drink by D'Amico Catering will be available for purchase.

Mill City Live is supported by 89.3 the Current and

About Mill City Museum

Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits.

The museum is located at 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit

The Society's calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society's programs, museums and historic sites.

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