Vibrant Music and Programming Featured at 9 Nights of Music at History Center in July and August

For immediate release

Release dated: 
June 5, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148,
Megan Lawson, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3141,

Quick facts: 

Event: 9 Nights of Music
When: Every Tuesday in July and August, 2013
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. (6:30-7 p.m. for dance instruction)
Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: Free
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773

Vibrant Music and Programming Featured at 9 Nights of Music at History Center in July and August

9 Nights of Music is back with free outdoor concerts and every Tuesday in July and August.

This year the series opens on July 2 with the Century Brass Band who will perform 19th century music as part of a special tribute to the Minnesota soldiers lost in the Civil War and the anniversary of the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Concertgoers are encouraged to visit the Minnesota History Center's new exhibit Minnesota and the Civil War before or after the music (History Center admission is free every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.)

9 Nights Panoramic

  • July 2: Century Brass Band featuring Music of the Civil War (19th century)
    Program starts at 5:30 p.m. Pre-show activities include viewing outdoor displays and playing popular games of the 1860s led by members of the St. Paul Soldier’s Aid Society. At the conclusion of the concert, honor the Minnesota soldiers who fell 150 years ago at the Battle of Gettysburg by joining a processional led by fife and drum across Kellogg Boulevard to the Josias King Monument for a brief but poignant memorial ceremony.
  • July 9: Mi Tierra (Mariachi)
  • July 16: Rockin' Rondo with T. Mychael Rambo & Friends (Jazz, Rhythm and Blues)
    30th Anniversary Celebration of Rondo Days with songs, storytelling, poetry and dance. Appearances by the Half Pintz Drill Team, Walker West Jazz Ensemble and special surprise guests.
  • July 23: Capri Big Band (Swing)
  • July 30: Greg Herriges and the Telluric Current (East Indian Bollywood)
  • Aug. 6: Klezmeric (Jewish Jazz)
    Program co-hosted by the St. Paul Jewish Community Center with support from the Rose and Clarence Siegel Jewish Cultural Series Fund
  • Aug. 13: Petticoat Rustlers (Old-Time Appalachian)
  • Aug. 20: Orkestar Bez Ime (Balkan Party Music)
  • Aug. 27: Tango Pohjan Tahden (Finnish Tang)

Bring a lawn chair and pack a picnic or purchase food from the Café Minnesota terrace grill. Museum galleries and stores are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings and the admission fee is waived from 5 to 8 p.m.

9 Nights of Music is presented by Xcel Energy, with additional support provided by 99.5 Classical MPR and Tapestry Folk Dance.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

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.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.