The second annual Autumn Music and Movies Series returns to the Lake Harriet Band Shell in September just in time to enjoy those early fall evenings. Produced by Vita.mn and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the free series showcases and celebrates top Minnesota talent through concerts and films they have chosen.
Held each Friday from Sept. 3-24, the bands take the stage at 8 p.m. before introducing their selected film at approximately 9:15 pm.
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets as well as blankets should the night become chilly (evenings this time of year typically can dip into the mid-50s). Guests are also encouraged to donate a blanket on-site to Youthlink, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and community “hub” for youth who are homeless, struggling with their education, or need advocacy to continue life’s path.
Food and drink and artists’ merchandise will be available for purchase. All announcements and updates will be made at www.vita.mn concerning inclement weather, cancellations and venue changes so be sure to check the site often.
Partners and sponsors of the series include Radio K, Kowalski’s, The Bakken Museum, Chef Shack, Chipotle, Schmitt Music and Star Limousine
2010 Autumn Music and Movies Series Lineup
Friday, Sept. 3
Concert: Solid Gold (magnificent synthscapes)
Movie: Point Break
Friday, Sept. 10
Concert: The Twilight Hours (cinematic chamber pop)
Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Friday, Sept. Sept. 17
Concert: Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, Paper Tiger, Lazerbreak (feverish yet elegant collaborations of Doomtree)
Movie: Back to the Future
Friday, Sept. 24
Concert: Mark Mallman (Twin Cities’ legendary piano-man)
Movie: Star Wars
Vita.mn is the weekly (Thursday) and online Arts and Entertainment Guide for the Twin Cities. For more information music samples, artist interviews or images, please contact Christian-Philippe Quilici at 612-673-4098 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.