Mill City Live Brings Live Outdoor Music to the Mill City Museum Every Wednesday in August

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 10, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Laura Salveson • Mill City Museum • 612-341-7499 •

Quick facts: 

Event: Mill City Live
Date: Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Place: Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis MN 55401
Cost: $5 / free for MHS members. Includes museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m.
Phone: 612-341-7555

Mill City Live Brings Live Outdoor Music to the Mill City Museum Every Wednesday in August

Returning for it's 10th season, Mill City Live brings live outdoor music to Mill City Museum every Wednesday evening in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, Mill City Live features four evenings of outdoor music by some of the best local artists for a unique happy hour experience.

Concerts cost $5 and includes admission to Mill City Museum from 4 to 9 p.m. Food and beverages from D'Amico Catering are available for purchase.

The series kicks off on Aug. 7 with the soulful sounds of Alison Scott with Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets.

Mill City Live:

  • August 7
    Alison Scott / Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets
  • August 14
    Communist Daughter
  • August 21
    The Cactus Blossoms
  • August 28
    Chastity Brown

For more on the bands visit the Mill City Live web page.

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

About the Minnesota Historical Society

This summer explore more than 500 museums statewide with the free Minnesota Museums app, brought to you by the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society. Browse Minnesota museums by name, category or location; create an itinerary, check off museums you've visited and upload favorite museum photos; plus the app will also suggest museums based on geographic location. The Minnesota Museums app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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.