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Mill City Live Returns in August with Four Concerts by Top Local Artists

July 9, 2014



ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9 -- 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 upper Mississippi blues that is sure to appeal to young, old and everyone in between.

* Wed., Aug. 13: The Cloak Ox

This critically-acclaimed group sways audiences with their groovy style of indie rock that immediately hooks audiences.

* 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 folk band from Austin, Minn. is quickly drawing larger audiences.

* Wed., Aug. 27: Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen has built a following as a guitarist (Molly Maher, Randy Weeks), songwriter, producer (Trampled by Turtles) and engineer. "America Theatre" (2014) is Koskinen's second album, the follow-up to the acclaimed "Keep it to Yourself."

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 Vita.mn.

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 www.millcitymuseum.org.

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

[Category: Arts/Cultural]

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