MNspin artists playing live at local parks

Experience the live music of MNspin artists at parks in Minneapolis and St. Paul this August. Listen to their music on MNspin.

Katy Vernon

Vernon is a Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter from London, England and combines melodic pop/folk songwriting with twangy Americana band. See a free performance at Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 5, noon.

Listen to Katy Vernon’s music on MNspin.

Good Morning Bedlam

Good Morning Bedlam is a high-energy folk band known for their no-holding-back performances and strong 3-part vocals.

See a free performance, along with Jeff Arundel, at Mears Park, St. Paul, Thursday, August 5, 6 p.m.

Listen to Good Morning Bedlam on MNspin.

Michael Monroe

North Shore-based music veteran Monroe combines vocals, guitar and flutes into his unique style of acoustic folk and jazz-based reggae.

See a free performance at Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis, Saturday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.

Listen to Michael Monroe’s music on MNspin.

Ann Reed

Minnesota native Reed is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and teacher whose work has been appreciated for years on Minnesota Public Radio.

See a free performance, along with Dan Chouinard, at Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis, Sunday, August 8, 2 p.m.

Listen to Ann Reed’s music on MNspin.

Emily Haavik

Originally from the North Shore, Haavik is a singer-songwriter who creates lyric-driven folk-rock with her band.

See a free performance at a Minneapolis park on Tuesday, August 10.

Listen to Emily Haavik’s music on MNspin.

Curtis & Loretta

Folk singer-songwriter duo Curtis & Loretta offer tight vocal harmonies accompanied by guitars, folk harp, mandocello, banjo and ukulele in their repertoire of poignant original songs, combined with traditional American and English music.

See a free performance at Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 12, noon.

Listen to Curtis & Loretta on MNspin.

Pavel Jany

Music veteran Jany is a classically trained guitarist and educator who plays an eclectic repertoire from jazz to Beatles to holiday music.

See a free performance at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 12.

Listen to Pavel Jany’s music on MNspin.

Dan Israel

Israel is a veteran singer-songwriter, based in Minneapolis, who plays solo and band-gigs around Minnesota.

See a free performance at Mears Park, St. Paul, Thursday, August 12, 6 p.m.

Listen to Dan Israel’s music on MNspin.

Nur-D

One of the most popular artists to hit the local hip hop scene, rapper/activist Nur-D has a dynamic solo show that shouldn’t be missed.

See Nur-D live at Grand Oak Opry, 272 Goodhue Street, St. Paul, Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.

Listen to Nur-D’s music on MNspin.

MaLLy

MaLLy is a veteran rap artist, entrepreneur, radio host and educator, well-known in the Twin Cities and indie music landscape with four highly regarded albums in his discography.

See a free performance at Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 19, noon.

Listen to MaLLy’s music on MNspin.

Sarah Morris

Morris is a singer and award-winning songwriter, known for performing in her Big Green Bathroom and many other venues.

See a free performance at The Commons, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 19, 5:30 p.m.

Listen to Sarah Morris’ music on MNspin.

The Prizefighters

Together since 2006, The Prizefighters play a scorching variety of ska, rocksteady and early reggae similar to Kingston’s dancehalls of the 1960s.

See a free performance at a Minneapolis park on Tuesday, August 24.

Listen to The Prizefighters on MNspin.

Craig Paquette

Paquette is a guitarist, singer and songwriter as well as a founding and current member of the Minneapolis-based band Thunderheads.

See a free performance at Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, Thursday, August 26, noon.

Listen to Craig Paquette’s music on MNspin.